From Solo Lisa's Kitchen: Guacamole
From Solo Lisa's Kitchen Tuesday, July 27, 2010
My cooking resolution has fallen by the wayside in the last few weeks because it's too hot and lovely outside to be stuck indoors next to the stove or a scorching oven. That's not to say I haven't tried making one or two things of late. Veggie skewers for a beach barbecue. Sangria for a housewarming party. And now guacamole. The first batch was for a casual Mexican dinner at someone's house, and the next batch I made was for a barbecue at the office.
Before trying my hand at making guacamole, I consulted this recipe for an idea of the ingredients required, but I didn't follow it exactly. I only used one roma tomato and left out the onions entirely. I also added more of one ingredient or another as I went along, tasting the mixture at regular intervals. (Guacamole's pretty much goof-proof that way.) The prep work is time-consuming, but the results are so tasty and satisfying. There's something about fresh guacamole that just hits the spot on a hot summer day.
Do you still cook when the mercury rises? What are your go-to dishes? Any recipes for delicious party appetizers, salads, or summer-appropriate foods you'd like to share?
P.S. In case you missed it, my guest post about the new Chanel cosmetics and fragrance counter in Holt Renfrew is up on Closet Full of Nothing. Click here to read it. Enjoy!
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