Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Irresistible Avocado

Visiting another area of our vast country and enjoying the variety of regional foods is always a special treat! In the past few days my DH & I traveled to Houston, TX for our niece’s beautiful wedding.

While staying in The Woodlands, we took a stroll down the pedestrian walkway along the Waterway Koi Pond. Click here for info.  Looking down into the Koi Pond, various sized Koi swam gracefully. Some were very large and in an area close by, little fish vigorously swam. An informative young boy and his mom were also admiring the peaceful scenery. He told us where to look for the baby fish.

While standing on a walking bridge overlooking the pond, beautiful colorful Water Lilies bloomed. Gazing down we could see the leaves and buds of the plant below the water’s surface. A gentle breeze caused ripples in the pond. How gorgeous and tranquil!

And it is a bit of info to share with school groups when I give my Japan Tours at the Quadrangle. Who knew I would bring back to MA some info for my tours?

Each day we ate delicious food! Avocados were part of a meal – sometimes mashed and at other times sliced or cut in chunks as part of a salad. Yummy, this is one tasty fruit! Yes, they are available to me in my grocery stores, but I never purchase them – just walk past the display in the Produce aisle. Well, that is to change. A couple of slices of Avocado on a Tuna Salad Sandwich would be so good!

Tomorrow, when I replenish the fridge guess what item will be on my grocery list!  Do you have recipes using Avocados?

They are yummy!
We really enjoyed them!


Stacey said...

Oh girl!! You've been missing out! I'm a Texan living in Oklahoma...we eat avocados all the time. You can make guacamole, put it on sandwiches, chopped up in salads, on tacos, etc. We eat a California Club sandwich that has turkey, provolone, sprouts, tomatoes, and avocado. It's to die for!

Stacey said...

JG, I had to come back and tell you that we go to this dive of a restaurant called Big Truck Tacos. My favorite thing there is Crispy Cado...which is a deep fried avocado taco. It sounds weird but it's so yummy. They bread the avocado with corn meal and just barely fry it. It's heavenly.

Anonymous said...

Avocadoes are quite delicious. I bet your sons will be surprised to see them in the fridge the next time they are home for a visit!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We love avocados! I cut them, mash just a little, add a tomato, some chopped onion and Pace Picante ...with a splash of lime juice and a few seasonings for a good dip or to eat with a green salad. I use garlic and chili pepper for my spices. Sometimes I mix in a little mayo to make it all come together. Enjoy your evening! ♥

Pam said...

I love avocados but seldom cook with them, although my older son does frequently. I bet they would be delicious with tuna! Sounds like you had a great time!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love avocados and almost always have one in the refrigerator to use on a salad. I use them regularly in salsa and I have one cream sauce that is flavored with them. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Bakes said...

I avoided avocado growing up, but love them more and more lately, especially on Mexican.