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Red Beach Home (+ a Salsa recipe)

The 4th of July (also known as Independence Day) is a United States federal holiday commemorating the U.S. declaring their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain by adopting the Declaration of Independence back in 1776.  Friends and families around celebrate this holiday with each other with many different traditions including watching fireworks, grilling out, having picnics and doing rituals such as using sprinklers and noisemakers.  On this blog, I am going to celebrate this holiday for the next three days by showcasing red, white and blue interiors.   And today, I am beginning this three day celebration with RED interiors.

And specifically, this beautiful Hamptons home from House Beautiful that combines flea market finds and vintage pieces with bold red accents in an all white, relaxing space.  I think you are going to love it as much I do.

This home was beautifully photographed by John Kernick, and if you would like to see a few more detail images and read more, check out the House Beautiful website here.

And speaking of RED, I have to tell you about this AMAZING red salsa my husband and I (okay, mostly him) cooked up this weekend.  My husband and I made a trip to the Green City Farmer’s Market on Saturday and picked a full 4 bags of fruits, veggies and flowers.  While we ate a lot of the fruit and made our standard green smoothies for breakfast, we utilized a good majority of the ingredients for a fresh, homemade salsa.

And in case your mouth is watering looking at those snapshots (it should be, it was dangerously delicious and we snacked on it all weekend!), below is the recipe we threw together…


5 beefsteak tomatoes
3/4 medium onion
6 garlic gloves
1 habanero pepper* (sub jalapeno pepper if sensitive to HOT! spice)
1 medium red bell pepper
Few dashes of cilantro
Celtic sea salt to taste
Garlic powder
Red pepper flakes
Black pepper

*Be careful when working with the habanero pepper not to touch your eyes and clean your cutting surface well!

Chop ingredients, mix together. Take 1/3 of mixture and blend.  Add it back to your big bowl.  Done.  Eat with chips, tacos, salads, you name it.  And, last but not least, since it is Monday, here is a little bit of inspiration to get you through your day (obviously in red!)…


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