Yummy Yammy Salsa Giveaway (Plus Tinky in a New Hat)


I haven’t offered a giveaway on this blog in a while—so this one should be GOOD. And it is!

Yummy Yammy has generously offered to send three jars of its sweet-potato salsa (one Mexican, one Moroccan, and one Tuscan) to a reader of In Our Grandmothers’ Kitchens.

This company, based in Norwich, Vermont, is run by a woman named Lisa Johnson. Lisa’s salsas have no tomatoes in them, but salsa doesn’t need tomatoes.

As readers may recall I have made peach salsa, tropical fruit salsa, rhubarb salsa, and apple-cranberry salsa. I had never thought of making salsa out of sweet potatoes, however, and I was intrigued when Yummy Yammy offered to send me some to try.

Lisa’s salsa lives up to its name. It’s made of real food—sweet potatoes, beans, lime juice, vegetables, spices—and it tastes fresh and yummy. I served some at a cocktail party this week, and neighbors loved it, too.

The salsa isn’t cheap. When I think of what I spend making salsa, however, I realize why. Yummy Yammy is smoother than tomato salsa, which makes it versatile. And it’s low in calories and high in nutrition.

Yummy Yammy is available in the North Atlantic region at Whole Foods Market as well as online at Amazon and Open Sky. If you don’t win the salsa giveaway (I wish you ALL could!), you can go to the Yummy Yammy website and sign up for its mailing list. You will receive free shipping on your first online order as well as special offers in the future.

To enter the drawing for the giveaway, just leave a comment below telling me about your favorite salsa or your favorite thing to do with salsa (or whatever you feel like discussing!) between now and midnight on the morning of Tuesday, September 16. I’ll choose a winner randomly and announce his/her name on the morning of the 17th.

Good luck—and just in case you were dying to see me in a new straw hat (I KNOW you were!), here is my most recent TV appearance. The recipe I make comes from my upcoming book on Funeral Foods and is based on a dish in a mystery novel by Margaret Maron. Just click on the picture below to watch. And if you make the actual recipe depicted (I encourage you to do so!), bake the casserole until the biscuits brown (about 20 minutes) and then cover the whole thing and bake for 10 to 20 minutes longer to make sure everything is warm and bubbly.

Enjoy the glorious almost fall weather….

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20 Responses to “Yummy Yammy Salsa Giveaway (Plus Tinky in a New Hat)”

  1. Melissa says:

    The two ways I like using salsa the most is on top of scrambled eggs or on my bean burritos.

  2. Roberta says:

    I like a dollop of tomato salsa on otherwise plain broiled fish.

  3. Erin Ellis says:

    I love salsa on potatoes, eggs, steak, and even salad when appropriate. My family always has some sort of salsa in our home as we all enjoy it. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  4. Peter says:

    I’m curious that Lisa Johnson incorporates no tomatoes in any of her salsa, but Vermont is not known as the tomato capital of the universe, I suppose. At first glance, reading the label, I thought it might be a tad too aggressively healthy, but reconsidered quickly: one isn’t going to consume the whole jar in one sitting (Who knows? Maybe they’re that good!) and good nutrition never killed anyone. Suddenly I can imagine dishes that might truly benefit from a dollop of sweet potato salsa – roast pork with sweet potato salsa! That said, I’m waiting for Lisa Johnson to introduce dessert salsa to accompany Vermont ice creams. Stodgy to a fault, I still like classic tomato, jalapeño, onion, garlic, line juice and cilantro salsa best. But then, I haven’t tried Yummy Yammy yet…

  5. Deb says:

    I could live on salsa!

  6. Donna says:

    Oh, I love salsa on anything! Chips, chicken, fish, you name it. Just spooned out of a jar or bowl is fine, too.

  7. Devon says:

    Salsa is great for dipping and for omelettes, in burritos and grilled cheese sandwiches! Yum!

  8. Corinne Nicolette says:

    I love it as a dip for whole wheat tortilla scoops chips, on fish and grilled chicken too!!!

  9. Jillian T says:

    I love a salsa with fresh ingredients like strawberry and avocado salsa.

  10. Dandi D says:

    I enjoy a good pineapple salsa with tortilla chips.

  11. Sandra brewer says:

    This sounds so good, .can’t wait to try them all!
    I love salsa any way, even on eggs.

  12. Mardi Smith says:

    This sound so good!!! I think this would be great with turkey or roast chicken instead of cranberry sauce. I would also like to try this with pork chops in place of applesauce.

  13. JenniferAnne says:

    We put salsa on sooo many things! Eggs, enchiladas, chips, etc. I’ve never seen any salsa like this one. I can’t wait to try it!

  14. Judy Ashley says:

    It takes years for us to use a bottle of ketchup, we use salsa instead. We add it to salad dressing or spoon it in soup When camping we throw it on a “quesadilla” which is basicallyl canned tuna, shrimp or salmon, some mayo, canned chilis, salsa and cheese then grilled. And we serve it with chips 🙂

  15. Frank says:

    Yummy Yammy is a fun name. And I put salsa in soup.

  16. David says:

    We use salsa for a variety of things. As a dip with chips. As a condiment with fajitas or burritos. Whenever we make refried beans I use salsa to water it down so they stir easier.

  17. Alice Pyle says:

    Unexpectedly delicious!

  18. Amy says:

    I like salsa just about everywhere, especially for a quick dinner with eggs.

  19. tinkyweisblat says:

    Thank you all for the comments and salsa inspiration. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

  20. Margie Orr says:

    Like salsa on just about anything. I can eat it straight out of the jar.

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