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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Strawberry time, and a recipe

It's strawberry season again! The local farms are once again offering baskets full of these beautiful red jewels. They're my favorite treat this time of year.


Speaking of favorite treats, lately I've been on an avocado kick. For several months now I've been craving guacamole and so I've developed my own recipe for it. It's simple, but delicious:

* 2 ripe avocados, mashed
* 1 small jalapeño, seeds and membranes removed, minced
* 1/3 small red onion, chopped small
* 2 small plum tomatoes, seeds removed and chopped
* Juice of 1 large lime
* Large pinch of sea salt

Mix it all together, and enjoy. Lately I've been eating it with blue corn tortilla chips.


These were additions to last night's dinner: strawberries sliced and sprinkled with sugar, and guacamole. I didn't care to eat any of the chicken I had cooked as a main dish!

23 comments:

  1. Heavens! Your strawberries are so early! If we are lucky in northern England we can pick the first ripe strawberries in mid-July!

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    1. Strawberries start here in early April...we're pretty far south.

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  2. My Mum and I shared our first straweberries on a sunny bench last Thursday - before the snowfalls of this week!
    However, the fruit came from Italy; it is not yet the season here in Germany.
    Wow, what a lot of different ingredients you put in your delicious-sounding Guacamole! I always only make it with avocado, salt and pepper.

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    1. I love the flavor that the onions, jalapeño, and lime give it. I can take or leave the tomatoes but will use them if they're handy.

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  3. I make my guacamole even simpler, lemon and or lime juice, pinch of salt, pepper and that is it.I like to really taste the avocado on whatever chip I pick.
    If the avocados are not so tasty I will add some finely chopped Hatch or an Anaheim chili or possibly Jalapeno. I never put tomatoes in because they usually make it too wet for me. I will use them for salsa.
    Your Strawberries look perfect.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I've learned to squeeze out the excess moisture from the chopped tomatoes before adding them.

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  4. Craving strawberries. Lots of flowers on my strawberry plants but it will be a few weeks before I can start cropping. Love guacamole too.

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    1. I envy you your strawberry plants; my husband and I are house shopping and a large yard with room for a garden is one of my top priorities.

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  5. I love Avocados, but they have to be 'perfectly' ripe; not a day over or under. We grow two types of Strawberries, the tiny wild type are already producing quite well, and the bigger ones will be ready in about two weeks. Lovely.

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    1. It's difficult to get avocados at the perfect stage of ripeness! It only seems to last about 15 minutes. :)

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    2. It's during those 15 minutes that you have to eat them!

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  6. Those strawberries look luscious! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  7. That guacamole recipe sounds delish, I might make that recipe. We are enjoying fresh strawberries too. You mentioned Anthony Trollope and I suggest The Warden as a first book. A kindly main character, the Warden, cares for 12 poor old men in a home. Every AT book has some romances in the air. The Warden is the first of 6 books in the Barsetshire novels. The second is Barchester Towers, the 3rd is Dr. Thorne (also a new 3 part BBC show by Julian Fellowes of Downton Abbey fame). I loved all 6 books. Do you have Kindle? His books are 99 cents there. Enjoy.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I have a Nook, and can download e-books.

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  8. I'm getting enormous strawberries from Spain in our supermarket at the moment. I'm hoping they aren't GM as they are so huge.

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    1. Supermarket strawberries, unless grown locally, aren't usually worth the money. At least around here they're not.

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  9. I loe avocado too, i shall try your recipe.

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    1. It's really more of an avocado-based dip than guacamole. I think you'll like it!

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  10. Fresh, gorgeous springtime eats! Seconded completely regarding the berries - great minds, great minds! :)

    I hope you're having a stellar spring and the new month brings you sunshine of every sort.

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Hi sweet lady! Glad to see you around these days, and wish for you a wonderful spring as well!

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  11. Sorry I'm late to the party, but I sure hope there is some food left!

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    1. I'm always making more! Welcome!

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