Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sun, oh Sun. . Where Are You?
This is my Claude Monet mug, which I usually use in winter months because this is pretty much what it looks like outside. Even so, Monet makes it look dreamy and appealing, and for that ability he is my favorite artist. I love impressionistic art; because it takes what's real and blurs it into this beautiful, hazy world.
Honestly, I don't get modern art, just like I struggle with appreciating poetry. I don't want to guess what the artist/writer meant, I want to KNOW what he/she meant. Plus, with art, I want to see that the artist actually has the ability to draw before I believe that they are truly an artist. It shouldn't be questionable. Not that I'm an expert, but I do know what I like and what I don't like.
Anyway, I noticed my recipe seemed to be a hit, so I thought you might enjoy this addition. Taking the same recipe for pico de gallo, you can make guacamole that I've even had Mexicans rave over.
Recipe for guacamole
1 small Hass avocado to 1 heaping Tbsp of pico de gallo
salt to taste
(sometimes I add a splash of lemon juice if it needs it)
The trick with picking the best avocados is the squish test. If it's too soft, it's no good. It should give just slightly under your squeeze, but if there are none like that, buy the rock hard ones and leave them on the counter for a day or two and they will be perfect! Enjoy!