Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Treat avocado's as any other FRESH fruit..
buy them when they are hard and they will ripen under normal conditions in 4-5 days...store in a fruit bowl with apples, oranges and bananas on kitchen counter top.
For use tomorrow, buy them medium soft..when the flesh slightly yields to the touch..again store in a fruit bowl with apples and bananas..they will ripen up overnight.
Never buy a soft avocado for use that day..it can be bruised or bad..even if the store is giving them away.
Never buy and avocado where the pit rattles or sounds loose when it is shaken.
If your avocado's ripen before you are ready..which often happens when buying more than 2, store the ripe ones on the top shelf of your fridge, not the salad crisper as that is too cold.
A fully ripe avocado will keep fresh for 2-3 weeks on the top shelf
To prevent bowls of avocado dip and salsa's oxidizing (turning black) add the whole pit to the middle of the mix, cover and serve later.
Eat more avocado as savories, sweets, dips, salsas and soups
Sunday, April 27, 2014
|TORTILLA VEGETABLE SOUP..mixed vegetables, oregano, cumin, tomatoes|
|PREVIOUS 2 THE CORNBREAD WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS|
|PREVIOUS 5 THE SOURDOUGH WHOLEWHEAT ALSO WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS|
Here is a fantastic recipe for cornbread that is a cross between a Challah/Brioche and traditional cornbread.
Made with eggs, milk, butter and yeast! Add whatever raw nut your prefer...and it requires no kneading..so you have great corn BREAD within 2 hours from scratch!
You will find this and other (special) recipes on my new website
|This wild and wonderful canyon is just 30 mins from downtown Hollywood..a (well kept) secret to local residents..also home to wild deer, coyotes, rattlesnakes, butterflies and mountain lions!|
|These woodlands have remained untouched for decades|
|Lots of wildflowers are blooming now, after Friday Night's rain all the frogs were noisy too|
|The Colony (Movie Stars Homes) Malibu|
|Mural of Malibu|
|Sign on Malibu Sea Bluffs|
|Point Dume from Malibu Bluffs Park|
Friday, April 25, 2014
1 large cucumber peeled
1/2 cup firmly packed cilantro
4tbsp lime juice
3 cups vegetable stock
1 small red onion
2 limes cut into wedges
2 medium ripe avocado's
Cut cucumber into chunks and place in blender with 1/4 cup cilantro, lime juice and 2 cups stock...blend until smooth.
Add flesh from 1 avocado and blend well.
Add the flesh from 2nd avocado and partially blend leaving chunks.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Mince the red onion to make 1/4 cup, add this to the extra stock and add this to the cucumber-avocado chilled soup.
Pour into bowls and garnish with:
Take 12x 4inch corn tortillas and cut into thin strips or thin wedges..place in medium bowl.
Add 2 tsp red chili powder ( or for none spicy add smoked paprika instead) and juice of 2 limes, mix well.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Gluten-Free & Vegan Golden Macaroons & Walnut Orbs..almost raw GF & Vegan "Candy" Recipes..my new site
For these recipes and others added weekly, check out my new website
have a great weekend, John Nigel
I will be using this site for more photos of Southern California, and local to the State, regional NEW & IMPROVED recipes.