Sunday, January 26, 2014


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Not sure if I am doing this right, but trying to hook up my blog w/ my blog reader… Bloglovin'. It was there for me when Google Reader went away. Sooooooo just trying to claim my blog. We'll see. If you are looking for a new blog reader, give Bloglovin' a try.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

42 Days

42 days doesn't seem like that long & I know it really ISN'T that long, but it is making me cray-zay!
I was in the habit of using my phone to play music at night & the best place to set the phone was on the windowsill right behind my head. (I have a very tall bed.) We-e-e-lll, turns out my bedroom window is not quite waterproof, (leaks into the tracks.) Never really noticed it before, at the time we had been in this house maybe a year. But one night a few months or so ago, we had a really hard rain. Overnight it flooded the window track & overflowed to create a lake on my windowsill that my phone went swimming in all night.
I tried the rice thing & it seemed my phone was fine. For a day. But slowly I am losing things. the first thing to go was my speakers. NOoooooooooOOOOoooooooo!!! No more music. The thing is, it is not all the time. I can talk on the phone. I can use speakerphone. The alarm works. The ringer works. But I can't make the speaker work for video or music. Only works w/ headphones. Ok, it's annoying, but can live with it. Then the notification sound (i.e. - for messages,) stopped working. Now the power button no longer responds. Thank God I found a solution to THAT problem on line. (Thank you very much
I am not sure what will go next & it is getting more & more hinky as time goes on. I am praying it will hold out the 42 days til I can upgrade. & this time I will check my bill to make sure I have the insurance BEFORE something happens.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Guacamole +

Okey dokey. Last year my wonderful hubby bought me a Vitamix. Mostly I use it for smoothies & frozen drinks (frappacinos, icees...) when it is hot, & periodically, soup. But the thing I am most proud of is my guacamole, even if it's not the thing I make the most. pretty much what I did was take basic guacamole & add a BUNCH of spinach to it. But man-o-man what a difference that makes. It really doesn't affect the taste much. At least not that we can tell. adds maybe a bit of a vegetal taste, but as we have spinach daily in our smoothies, really don't notice. Now, I use my Vitamix, which if you've ever seen a demo, you know is a kick-butt mixer, but if you don't have one, perhaps a regular blender would do. or a food processor. I cook very much by ear & add a bit of this a pinch of that & whatever I have on hand, but will attempt to do my best to describe what all goes in, it is up to you & your tastes as to how you stick to it.

Heather's Guacamole +
Cayenne Pepper

Prep your ingredients. Peel, chop, dice, wash… 
the ingredients
Add all except the tomato & 1/2 - 2/3 of the onion (1/3 - 1/2 goes into the blender.)

the equipment
fill 'er up
pretty ingredients
Now blend the heck out of it. Keep pushing it down.

tamp it down
tamp! tamp! tamp!

Once it is well blended, give it a taste. Does it need more seasoning? More lime? In this batch I had gotten carried away with the lime, so added another avocado & more seasoning to balance it all out. 

what does it need??
more avocado!

Now mix in those beautiful diced onions & chopped tomatoes.

Now to share… 
Unsure…Teenager Approved!…Back for more :)
Skeptical… Tasting… Hubby Approved!!!
(the boys would not participate in the pictures, but they sure did enjoy the eating.) 
Finito! - Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 6
(forgot about it for a few days.)

At 6 days it still looks good, & tastes ok. I think probably 5 days is most. At 6 there was nothing wrong, still edible, but the lime has gotten a bit to strong by now, but day 3 tastes just as good as day 1. 
So go on, give it a try. Add spinach to your guac, you won't regret it. 
Bon Appétit!!

I'm Ba-ack...

After a LOOOOOONNNNGGGG time away, I am back. Call it a New Year's Resolution if you want. But I have decided I will make a concerted effort to blog again. My goal is at least 1 quality post a month, I can do that. So those few of you who follow me, thanks for sticking around. Love y'all & enjoy what follows...