One of the best parts of selling at the farmer’s market is trading my bagels for some of the other produce and products that are being sold there. A couple of weeks ago, there was a vendor I hadn’t seen before and he offered to trade some of his salsa for a pack of my bagels. I ended up with the tomato salsa but I couldn’t get his mango salsa out of my head. When I was cutting up my mangoes this morning (I always cut them up and keep them in the bowl in my fridge so they are easy to snack on) I decided I would make some fresh mango salsa instead of leaving them as a plain snack.
Long gone are the days where turning on my oven felt like a pain and standing in front of it was a sweltering inconvenience. Nowadays, I am using it all the time because roasting vegetables gives them a flavour and depth that other methods of cooking can’t replicate. This brings me to the best salsa I have ever made, all thanks to my rickety, unevenly-heating oven.