Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Avocado Salad

My first post of the year.  Yes, I’m extremely behind! Chris and I were away for our anniversary and when we got back from our mini-trip, there was so much to do around the house that blogging took a backseat again.  Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Can you believe we’re in 2014?! It’ll take some time before I get used to writing 2014 on my checks and signed documents.

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

I’m not much of a salsa verde person.  And I can’t tell the difference between a good or bad salsa verde (I’m more of a tomato-base salsa kinda gal).  Since it’s made from scratch, I’m just going to assume it’s good.  The only reason I made it is for a stew dish (recipe to come soon) and for snacking while I was cooking.  Initially I thought the salsa was just OK.  But it tasted better as it ages.

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Guest Post: Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

Chris and I are going over to Nelson’s for dinner tonight.  Here’s a pre-dinner drink to celebrate the weekend.  Cosmos were big back in the Sex and the City days.  If you like cranberry juice in your cocktail, you’ll enjoy this one.  Bottoms up!

I used to like to make and drink all kinds of cocktails when I was younger.  Lately I’ve been more of a neat whiskey drinker.  The sugary drinks give me a headache and so I usually stay away.  But since it’s getting warmer here, flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping, I wanted to make something that reminded me of warm weather.  This drink is great when you’re hosting a small get-together as it’s easy to make and requires ingredients most of us normally have already.

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