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Guacamole—Guac that rocks!

As you may or may not know the Butcher and I are in Mexico. It is February after all. One thing we love in Mexico is the guacamole. We have been buying plenty down here. I made some yesterday and our friends Sheryl and Mary enjoyed it with us. They liked it and said they are inspired to make it when they get home. Avocados are good for the heart. It seems appropriate to share this on Valentines Day since this is a day for the ❤️!

Guacamole

2 avocados (should be soft to the touch)

1/2 sweet onion finely diced

1/2 jalapeño pepper (seeded) and finely chopped

Juice from 2 small limes (approximately 2to 3 teaspoons)

Salt to taste (1/2 teaspoon)

Light Tortilla Chips

Take a knife and cut around the edge of the avocados. Pull off the skin and remove the pit. Mash the avacados in a medium bowl with a fork. Mix in the onion and jalapeño. Season with salt. Squeeze the lime juice and mix well. You now know how to make Guacamole that will steal the show.

That’s all for now. Make sure to stop in and tell Andrew, Sarah, Lillian and Steve “Hi”! Adios Amigos! Until next time—From our Butcher Block to your Table!

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Mexican Market

Today we had a great adventure. We went to a Farmers’ Market in Jarretaderas. This is Mauri-1a neighboring colony to Nuevo Vallarta.  They have their market every Tuesday and it brings everyone together. I enjoyed watching the locals pick out their tomatoes, limes and pineapples. The items we purchased included avocados, peppers, onions, pineapples, tomatoes, bananas, mangos, jalapeños, cilantro, strawberrieimages and lettuce. We love to make salsa, guacamole, and fresh salads while we are on vacation.

If you have the opportunity to visit another country make sure you go off the beaten path. Ask around and find out where the locals shop and eat. We always imagemake a point to go to Titi’s, a local restaurant in Jarretaderas.  They make grilled red snapper that is amazing and their shrimp is delicious.  The prices are very reasonable!

well, for now, Adios Amigos.  Until next time…From our Butcher Block to your Table.

 

 

Make guacamole by peeling the avocados.  The avocados should be soft to the touch but not mushy.  Remove the “stone” from the center.  Dice 1/2 of an onion, 1/2 of a jalapeño pepper (more if you like your guacamole a little hotter).  Squeeze lime juice from 2small limes.  Mash this together with a fork.

 

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