Monday, May 30, 2016

June Activity List

It is June already, Summer is fast approaching, warm weather, fresh fruits and vegetables and lazy (busy) days of summer vacations. 

Even if you don't have something already "planned" for the month, and even if you maybe do, here is June's list of fun and silliness to help you make all the memories you can. 

Friday, May 27, 2016

How to Dice an Avocado

Brush up on your Avocado Skills!   There isn't anything these little fruits / veggies?? aren't good on.  I don't so far as to mix them with cocoa and call it a pie (put I know people who do!)

I do love to put them on a lot of things... and I love to feed them to Charlie as a snack.

Note: Avocado color does not always indicate ripeness. Ripe avocados will yield to firm gentle pressure in the palm of your hand.

Step 2 - Place the avocado in the palm of your hand.

Step 3 - Gently squeeze without applying your fingertips as this can cause bruising and feel.

Ripe: If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure you know it's ripe and ready-to-eat.

Unripe: If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure it is considered still "firm" and will be ripe in a couple of days.

Overripe: If the avocado feels mushy or very soft to the touch it may be very ripe to overripe.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Easy Ways to Chop and Use Garlic

Yup!  It is as easy to use as it is delicious!

My favorite "garlic" recipe is my sister's Garlic Green Beans.  They are so bonkers delicious. 

And Cheese & Garlic Zucchini bread, cannot be beat!

But garlic, --- and fresh garlic especially -- makes everything taste even more amazing.