Hello BITC readers!
Congratulations, we have made it to Spring! I hope everyone has been able to enjoy some holiday time/time off work. I was able to take some great Spring walks with my furry little brother (my mother’s dog and I don’t have human siblings) this weekend.
Spring is finally here and along with it, wonderful seasonal produce:
It’s a great time of year to enjoy these fresh fruits and veggies!
In the spirit of my non-traditional family, when I went home to visit, my mother requested tacos.
For a large portion of my childhood, holidays and special occasions spent with my mother just included the two of us. Instead of making a more labour intensive meal, my mom opted to keep things fun and light. One of our best Christmas Eves was spent enjoying tacos and watching scary movies (The Ring, Poltergeist).
Our taco dinner this year was pretty standard. Hard shell tacos with beef, veggies, salsa and cheese. But I thought I would try something a bit different.
Over the last couple of years I’ve learned that I love avocados and guacamole. I was a bit wary at first but over time it has become a favourite ingredient.
She’s a super taster and a selective eater. I thought if I could make guacamole that she would try and maybe enjoy, mission accomplished.
With that goal in mind, I stumbled upon a very simple but very yummy version:
I took two ripe avocados, half a lime, a jalapeno, and salt.
In a small bowl, mix the jalapeno with the avocado and the juice squeezed from the lime. I was aiming to not make the guac too soft, so I just mixed them enough with a fork for even dispersal of the jalapeno.
Salt to taste, I used a couple of pinches.
And success! My mother actually tasted it and went back for seconds!
I think this is a great way to introduce someone to avocados/guacamole. And it’s a really quick side dish to make if you’re having friends and family over
What are some of your favourite Spring foods?
Cheers to almost-patio season and catching some sunshine!
Edited by Mary Ellen Monk