Salsa/Guac

A Mexican restaurant we used to frequent would bring three different salsas in carafes to the table along with the complimentary chips. All three were excellent salsas, but our favorite was the salsa verde which obviously had avocado as an ingredient. Despite being tempered with avocado it was the most picante of the three. Since … More Salsa/Guac

Guacamole!

What did I do when I had 8 avocados and every one of them were ripe…? Made guacamole and put the rest of them in the refrigerator. onion cilantro blanched chopped spinach red bell pepper jalapeno avocado salt black pepper white wine vinegar   Yellow corn tortillas were brushed with olive oil and baked.   … More Guacamole!

Avocado Salad Boats

For a tasty satisfying lunch I hollowed out two halves of a brown steakhouse bread loaf and used them as boats to hold an avocado salad.   I roughly chopped the avocados for the salad and mashed some of it with homemade honey mustard dressing for a spread.   The insides of the buns were … More Avocado Salad Boats

Surplus Cucumbers

  We love these mini cucumbers. One of them is the perfect amount for a serving. We had already eaten several from this package but, knowing how quickly they can spoil, I needed to somehow extended their time of usefulness. Pickling is the best known and almost the only way to preserve cucumbers. They do … More Surplus Cucumbers

Avocado Salad

The rock hard light green avocados I bought turned black and soft overnight, all five of them ripening at the same time. That pushed avocados to the top of the menu. I pan roasted a bit of leftover corn along with pickled garlic, onion, nopalitos and Serrano  chiles. I love how easy it is to … More Avocado Salad

Two Soups

The plan was to make poblano pepper soup for our second meal of the day. In preparation for that this morning I charred and peeled several chili peppers using a torch. As the skin chars it makes a crackling and popping sound and sometimes even shoots sparks. After the charred peppers rest a few minutes … More Two Soups