Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas

Of course we all know what a banana is… In fact, we all seem to go apes over bananas…so much so that in the United States, each person eats about eleven pounds of bananas per year…making it Americans’ favorite fresh fruit. Bananas in fact are a favorite fruit worldwide…having first been grown in Southeast Asia, theyContinue reading “Let’s Go Ape Over Bananas”

Mastering Ministrone

So now that we’ve bought the perfect pot, found the perfect recie, bought the best veggies, sliced and diced, and so forth… Now what? 1.Constantly keep an eye on your soup while it is cooking. This will allow you to  adjust the spices and cooking temperature as needed. 2. Cook on low heat. Don’t thinkContinue reading “Mastering Ministrone”

Making the Perfect Avocado Salad

  The perfect avocado salad is simple—fresh avocado, thinly sliced red onion…different from standard guacamole in that it has way more depth of flavor and creamy chunks of avocado. ************************ Ingredients for Salad 3 large avocados…peeled, pitted and diced 2C English cucumbers…chopped into bite-sized pieces 2C cherry tomatoes or 1 large ripe tomato, chopped ½C radish, halved, cut intoContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Salad”

Making the Perfectly Rockin’ Guac

The perfect guacamole is simple to make and like anything else that you make requires using only the freshest, highest quality ingredients—the perfect avocado…the perfect onion…the perfect tomatoes…and the perfect seasonings—such as cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. The perfect guacamole should be plain and simple….the perfect blend of high quality ingredients melded togetherContinue reading “Making the Perfectly Rockin’ Guac”

Making the Perfect Chili

The perfect chili will depend on your own person preferences…beans, not beans…beef of chicken…plain or served as chili dogs… burgers topped with chili… (usually without beans)….chili fries…chili mac…or Frito pie and flavored to perfection…(more on this later)… As we all probably know by now, especially if you live in Texas, chili is a type of spicyContinue reading “Making the Perfect Chili”

Making the Perfect Avocado Toast

Of course guacamole is the most common food that uses avocados, but another food commonly made with avocado toast. When I first heard of avocado toast, I thought to myself…this is a food trend that will not last more than a year…and there is no way in Hades that I am ever going to evenContinue reading “Making the Perfect Avocado Toast”

Pity the Poor Pit

Avocados darken quickly when exposed to the air, so work quickly with the avocado has been cut. Adding lemon juice will keep the avocado from turning brown so quickly. Refrigerate avocados once they have been cut open. This is a process called oxidization. Even though the avocado is still edible, it looks disgusting. If you do notContinue reading “Pity the Poor Pit”

Avoid the Average Avocado

If you are going to make above average food, you must first buy above average ingredients. So let’s see what it takes to avoid your average avocado. What should you look for when shopping for an avocado? The avocados that you find in your typical grocery store are green and hard as rocks. The characteristicsContinue reading “Avoid the Average Avocado”

Holy Guacamole Might Be Even Holier Than We Once Thought

When you think about avocadoes, the first thing that pops into your mind is most likely guacamole. And when you imagine avocados, you probably think about a bright green, leathery skinned, egg-shaped creature that is about five inches long and weighs about six ounces….and know that you can expect a large pit that is aboutContinue reading “Holy Guacamole Might Be Even Holier Than We Once Thought”

We All Deserve To Take a Vacation

nutritional value, smell, flavor, and availability….including many that I never even heard of before doing research for this post. In the next few posts we will be looking at both the ordinary tropical fruit that you regularly see in your local grocery store and then the more exotic fruits that you probably will have neverContinue reading “We All Deserve To Take a Vacation”