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4.28.2010

Thursday Make and Do-Avocado Salsa

What a long and crazy week this has been, and how can it be Thursday already? This spring has flown by and here it is almost May already! Anybody planning a Maypole? I've done one once and wouldn't mind doing one this year but we are so busy I don't think we'll get to it. But still...
 
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I want to. Check out this May Day Celebration.

Last week my friend Christina made Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies, now I want to make some too. They look great!
But I love how she upcycled the jar for her dog Corky:


    

He don't need no stinkin' Kong! Love it! What a great way to clean out the jar before washing and recycling. Maybe you don't need to worry about greasy septic tanks but I do.

Do you like Walkers Shortbread? Mmm discount code over at Lick the Bowl Good. I know where I am headed next!

I love this Vintage Button Collection by Selena of Apron Thrift Girl
created at: 04/23/2010

gorgeous and simple. I need to dig out some buttons and glue, stat! I can see giving my sister one of these for Christmas this year. Isn't it great?

And one more thing you might want to do is check your measuring spoons. Is your recipe simply not turning out? It might not be you but your measuring spoons that are whacked out, or not. Recently my friend Heather discovered this interesting tidbit and I think you might be interested.

Measure for Measure


I haven't checked mine but this inspires to me to check them and my cups because I have several sets and the 1/4 cup and the 1/3 cup look strikingly similar in size.

Oh and if you decide to make salsa only to discover you don't have tomatoes only avocados(doh!), don't fear! Make it without tomatoes.

Avocado Salsa

3 ripe avocados
1/2 cup washed and chopped cilantro
1 small onion, minced-use less if desired
1/2 lemon, juiced 
jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced fine**optional
salt to taste

cut the avocado in to bite sized pieces
toss with the remaining ingredients
taste and add more slat as needed
serve as a topping for just about anything including a fork!

This is like a chunky guacamole really and quite delicious, despite the smell of panic in the air.
I hope you enjoy the make and do. If you are inspired to share, drop me a comment or email and I'll try to include you in an upcoming post! 
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Peace and Love-

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5 comments :

  1. I am glad you mentioned about the measuring spoons! Last year I purchased a set at the dollar store...and couldn't figure out why my recipes were off. Well my teaspoon I figured out was measuring at 2.5 tsp!!! OOPS!
    You avocado salsa looks yum! Avocados are so good for you!

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  2. Thanks for including me this week! I have to admit it WAS so much easier to wash out the jar to recycle - there was just a little bit in the bottom corners before he gave up!

    Wow, what an interesting tidbit about the measuring spoons! I guess that's why Alton Brown is always trying to get us to weigh ingredients instead of scoop them?

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  3. I very much enjoy your make and do feature! And I'm particularly charmed by those buttons this week. They're fabulous!

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  4. Who knew about the measuring spoons? How annoying is that? I only have one set so I don't have anything to compare it to but I'm going to check them out anyway.

    Pretty buttons.

    Thanks for the shout out!

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