Monday, July 26, 2010

Lots of Garden Pictures

As you can see, we are enjoying a wonderful growing season. Everything is a few weeks early this year due to a warm spring and a very hot summer so far.
We have picked over 50 cucumbers already!!!

What is success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent
people and the affection of children.
To earn the appreciation of honest
critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends.
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others.
To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden
patch or a redeemed social condition.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Avocado Boats

I came across this recipe the other day and it looked so delicious I had to try it!

2 ripe avocados
1/2 ripe tomato, finely chopped
1/3 cucumber, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pinch cayenne pepper and sea salt

Carefully cut avocados in half lengthwise and remove seed. Remove avocado pulp from shell and mash in a bowl. Add other ingredients and mix. Put mixture back into avocado shells. Serve with raw carrot and celery sticks.

-recipe from Simply Vegan by Debra Wasserman

Note: I left out the lemon juice. We were eating them right away with dinner and also used fresh garlic instead of powder. They were awesome. Hubby LOVED them.