guacamole recipe

very quick post – I’m just too excited !

I formalized my very own guacamole recipe ^^

ingredients:
4 average ripe avocados
1/3 of a head of garlic
1/4th cup regular white vinegar (my special ingredient!)
salt and pepper

Here’s a taco pic (guacamole doesn’t last long enough to photograph  ^^)

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Why is white vinegar my special ingredient?

1. It keeps the guacamole fresh!
Anyone else ever cry over brown guacamole? Well “no more!” I say.  White vinegar has less sugar than lemon/lime juice so the color of your guacamole will stay nice and green (if you’re making it in advance,  keep it on the fridge covered. The periphery of the guacamole may turn slightly brown, if so just stir it before serving!)

2.No flavor loss. White vinegar mixes with the avocados to produce bright sweet flavor notes (the garlic is here to give the guacamole a spicy finish)

This recipe is kinda perfect for me in 2 ways.

1. it’s just sweet enough to offset any occasional bitterness from the avocados.

2. I can adjust the saltiness to match the chips/tostadas I’m using without skewing the flavor profile. (have salty chips ? use less salt in the guacamole)

that’s all folks! Let me know what you think about this recipe or better yet tell me,
“how do you prep your guacamole?”

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guacamole recipe

very quick post – I’m just too excited !

I formalized my very own guacamole recipe ^^

ingredients:
4 average ripe avocados
1/3 of a head of garlic
1/4th cup regular white vinegar (my special ingredient!)
salt and pepper

Here’s a taco pic (guacamole doesn’t last long enough to photograph  ^^)

image

Why is white vinegar my special ingredient?

1. It keeps the guacamole fresh!
Anyone else ever cry over brown guacamole? Well “no more!” I say.  White vinegar has less sugar than lemon/lime juice so the color of your guacamole will stay nice and green (if you’re making it in advance,  keep it on the fridge covered. The periphery of the guacamole may turn slightly brown, if so just stir it before serving!)

2.No flavor loss. White vinegar mixes with the avocados to produce bright sweet flavor notes (the garlic is here to give the guacamole a spicy finish)

This recipe is kinda perfect for me in 2 ways.

1. it’s just sweet enough to offset any occasional bitterness from the avocados.

2. I can adjust the saltiness to match the chips/tostadas I’m using without skewing the flavor profile. (have salty chips ? use less salt in the guacamole)

that’s all folks! Let me know what you think about this recipe or better yet tell me,
“how do you prep your guacamole?”

Printables for Mother’s Day

Wow it’s been a long time since I last posted! ( hope you’ve been keeping up via Instagram 😉 )  So many fun things are happening in the garden – so make sure to double tap your favs!

I thought I’d share a few awesome Mother’s Day cards I found online this week ( since Mother’s Day is quite literally right around the corner).  I’ve also linked the design for a custom card I designed for my Mom!

Enjoy!

Printable Cards from the Interwebs (all pics belong their amazing creators! ) Links are in the Description:

and Here’s mine:

我love你 card

you can download the File here

This Card is a lovable mix of Chinese and English (#Chinglish ! ) The text reads ” I love you"half in chinese and half in english.  Definately a throw back to  to my childhood!

Honestly, the dual language develops from a place of desperation.  I wish I could say most of the stories involve times when my siblings and I wanted to explain something important to our parents but couldn’t think of the words in Chinese; how ever it was usually about food! hehehe  Growing up in a mostly Italian-American Catholic school community my parents heard a lot of ” 我要spaghetti !” I’m sure we had some really profound moments too ( as most children do ) but my parents like to remember the petty, everyday, hilarity that ensues over the You Family ” No Speak English ” House Rule. ( which, is a story for another day 😉 )

Happy Mother’d Day Weekend Internet!