Homesteader’s Kitchen – Book Giveaway!

In her beautiful new book, The Homesteader’s Kitchen, Robin Burnside celebrates fresh, local ingredients with wholesome recipes for everything from fruity smoothies and vibrant salads to satisfyingly simple main dishes. Whether you grow your own vegetables at home or hit up the local farmers market, you’ll find recipes to transform your finds into beautiful and truly nourishing meals.

This heirloom tomato salsa looked particularly delicious for a warm afternoon (and don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post for a chance to win a copy of the book!):

Salsa Fresca
By Robin Burnside

When the tomatoes are heavy on the vine and the farmers markets are overflowing with all the beautiful heirloom varieties, I like to combine a variety of colors, flavors, and textures in a fresh salsa. When purchasing heirloom tomatoes, choose several varieties and sample them throughout the coming week to know what you like and what to buy the next time you shop. Celebrity, Brandywine, Black Krim, Green Zebra, Big Rainbow, Jubilee, and bi-colored Pineapple tomatoes are some of the more common varieties you will find in farmers markets and natural food stores. Using a sharp knife, as well as carefully cutting the tomatoes with the skin side down, will help the delicate vine-ripened tomatoes hold their shape. Serve this enzyme-rich condiment as a dip with corn chips, a garnish for grilled meat, fowl, or fish, or put a scoop in an avocado half and enjoy a fresh and healthy snack.


  • 2 cups (1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces) assorted heirloom, or other variety, tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 fresh jalapeńo, minced
  • 1 fresh serrano chile, minced, optional
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, gently stir, cover, and let sit at least 10 minutes to marry and deepen the flavors before serving.

Text excerpted from “The Homesteader’s Kitchen” by Robin Burnside. Photograph by Kodiak Greenwood from “The Homesteader’s Kitchen” by Robin Burnside. Reprinted with permission of Gibbs Smith.

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Drnarendra N.
Drnarendra N.7 years ago

Thanks a lot

Melissa M.
Melissa M.7 years ago

love the site and share a lot of the articles on Facebook. I would love to win this yummy looking book!

Courtney C.
Courtney C.7 years ago

Just found this website today and am amazed at how awesome this website is. I'm going to spread the news of this site to my friends. I love looking for new healthier ways to live, and making healthy food for my family, this site is really awesome

Ruy Vasco
Ruy Vasco7 years ago

I definitely want to check out the book. I'm very intrigued. Thanks.

L C.
Lila Cline7 years ago

I would really like to win this book.

Jane W.
Jane Warren7 years ago

That salsa sounds very much like a relish I already make - and is to die for.
Have my fingers crossed about getting a lucky copy of the book.

Manuela C.
Manuela C7 years ago

I would love to have that book.

Donna Benjamin
Donna Benjamin7 years ago

As an Organic, Plant-based Cuisine educator and teacher, I am grateful for this book. Keep up the good work.

Ana B.
Ana B7 years ago

Great article can't wait to read the book. Recently I have joined a local CSA and the highlight of my week is to pick up my share. I love eating whatever is in season and whatever grows best increases nutritional possibilities and forces me to be more creative in the kitchen. I have a small garden that I am working on and am very excited to progress towards homesteading and being more self supportive. Thanks for sharing.

Tara W.
Tara W7 years ago

I had more veggies than I could eat (or give away!) from my garden this year! This would have come in very handy!