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!

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

Guacamole Steamed Eggs

I have prepared eggs many different ways, but was only just recently introduced to steamed eggs. The eggs are blended with twice the volume of liquid, strained and cooked in a steamer. The result is a very light silky smooth custard. Learning of this technique opened up a whole new culinary playground for me. The … More Guacamole Steamed Eggs

What I Crave

One of the junk food items I allow myself to bring into the house and keep on hand is corn chips. I love Fritos® as a salad topping, especially a Tex-Mex black bean or haystack type salad. Sure, you can dip a carrot or piece of cauliflower into salsa or guacamole, but sometimes there is … More What I Crave

Nachos & Guacamole

Found some very small but mature tomatillos in the garden. A couple avocados needed to be eaten, and there were also a couple of sweet red peppers from the garden, so I decided to make guacamole. I put the tomatillos, peppers and a radish in a small food processor and gave them a coarse grind. … More Nachos & Guacamole