This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas guacamole!

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avacados avocado
Its the middle of winter and there is lots of produce in my parents Florida garden. Three avocados fell from the tree today and made a delicious guacamole. My recipe: avocado, garlic lime and a little salt. Add chips and beer!

Skippy's vegetable recipes

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Blogger Tyra in Vaxholm said...

That looks fab.the pictures from sunny Florida and Avocado from the garden! Great to have parents down in Florida and how very nice to spend Christmas in the sun. I am jealous :)

December 27, 2007 1:51 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

Oh Tyra. I am afraid you are not getting much sun up in Sweden these days! But your greenhouse and plants are beautiful as always.

I had a wonderful time in Florida, but I am glad to be back at home.

December 28, 2007 9:54 AM

Blogger Meg said...

Oh, YUM! I would kill to be able to grow avocados. I've never had a really, really fresh one.

December 28, 2007 11:21 AM

Blogger carletongardener said...

My parents say that every avocado that falls from their trees has its own flavor. Each a little different. It depends on how ripe they are when they fall and how long they sit on the counter to ripen. They are all delicious! It is paradise - to walk out in the morning and find one or two enormous avocados lying on the lawn. My dad calls it manna from heaven.

December 28, 2007 6:12 PM

Blogger Matron said...

You just gave me the urge to make guacamole.. and I've only just got up and have to go to work now! Looks wonderful, thanks for inspiring me.

December 31, 2007 2:53 AM

Blogger Nicole said...

Lovely photos. I love avocados and these look scrumptious. We also do them cut (with skin) into quarters, drizzled with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and herbs and herbs and grilled for a few minutes.

January 01, 2008 2:11 PM

Blogger carletongardener said...

I also love grilled avocado, though I have never made them at home. They are a treat I have only had out at a restaurant.

January 01, 2008 10:46 PM


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