Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sunshine Salsa and Hummus

 Over the summer I had the opportunity to participate in our local Farmers Market(s) to sell our line of Salsas and Hummus.  The experience was educational on so many levels - it still amazes me!!  During the first few weeks I learned several life lessons. Mostly, learned about kindness, being helpful/giving and lasting friendships.  Within days of working the market, my home was filled with fresh cut sunflowers, watermelons, breads, jelly and OKRA.  All this for simply working at the market -- other vendors would ask if we could barter products while the farmers gave away fruits and veggies just for keeping them company.  I'm grateful for this experience and I'm sad to be saying good bye to market season.  There are only a few weeks left to the Farmers Markets here in Georgia so go out and support your local vendors.  Not only will you buy an amazingly fresh products, but you will also help a vendor make their sales goals.

One products that we experimented with was Pita Chips.  The process was time consuming and the sales weren't great. 
Pita chips are a great way to use old or stale pita or flat breads.  One of the easiest way to jazz up party dips is by making your own warm and crunchy pita chips.

Here is an easy Pita Chip recipe:


6 pitas
3 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
Black Pepper (to taste)
1 Teaspoon dried oregano


Cut each pita in half and then into 8 wedges. Arrange the pita wedges on a large baking sheet. Pour the 3 tablespoons oil over the pitas. Toss and spread out the wedges evenly. Sprinkle with the oregano, salt, and pepper. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, or until toasted and golden in color. 

Serve the pita toasts warm or at room temperature alongside your favorite Sunshine Salsa or Hummus :) 

To all of our friends at the Markets thank you.  We have learned more about life from than you can ever imagine.  I say it daily, but I love my community.

1 comment:

  1. Jalapeno jelly sounds really good! I'll be sad when our farmer's market closes for the season too. :-(