Avocado’s… summer and a guest post

Yesterday I found myself face to face with 4 tickets  to Sharm el shaik  (Egypt) and a plane leaving on thursday morning. As exciting as a surprise 5 day vacation is, on such short notice it can lead to a meltdown.

I have packing to do, rearranging my clinic appointments, researching the area and the hotel online to check for reviews and advice and last but not least..I had my blog to worry about.

 I asked my wonderful foodie friends on Facebook if anyone would be interested in writing a guest post  and as always food bloggers prove they are some of the kindest and most wonderful people around.

I will be hosting a number of guest posts written by amazing bloggers..each is a wonderfully talented and unique person that I am honored to have on my blog.

Sherron from Simply gourmet photography was the first to come to my rescue. I can’t thank her enough for responding on such short notice. If you haven’t been to her blog before, you really should. Not only does she post AMAZING recipe but she is a talented photographer who shares tips and advice that I have learned a lot from. So I will leave you with Sherron’s post and try to convince the kids that we don’t have to take everything we own with us on a 5 day trip!


It was one year ago this week that my family and I did something CRAZY!  We sold all of our belongings, rented out our home and bought a travel trailer.  Destination unknown…..We set off towards Texas because my Hubster (that’s what I call him) had some work options.  We landed in Texas for 6 months.  Texas is quite large and so we explored every detail..Gulf of Mexico, Austin, Dallas, East Texas and we drove through the west side.  Along our travels we were introduced to lots of TEX-MEX and it was HOT, HOT, HOT!


We learned to eat a lot of foods that were not cooked.  Even with air conditioning it was unbearable to heat up the trailer.  Our go-to food soon became fruits, salads and guacamole.  We love avocado’s.  this is a recipe that I just recently made for our family.  It does not matter how much I make, it never last more than a few hours in our home.  ENJOY!


RECIPE: Guacamole

4-6 ripe Avocados
1/2 bunch of Cilantro
1/2 red onion, diced
1 tsp. fresh Lime Juice
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. pepper
Salt to taste

Cut the avocado in half, remove seed.  Using a spoon, remove avocado and add to large mixing bowl.  Dice red onion.  Add onion, lime juice, garlic powder, pepper and salt.  I use 2 butter knives and cut the mixture in a criss-cross pattern.  We like chunky guacamole.  Continue until the consistency is to your preference.   I tend to have to add more salt to mine.   Serve with chips, on hamburgers or with salads.