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April 13, 2011

Guacamole, guacamole, guacamole. It’s my favourite dip. It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s tasty. Oh so tasty.  We had some fresh cilantro, a couple of avocados, a bag of lemons, and an abundance of tomatoes (A. eats them like candy). Guac it is!

Guacamole is so adaptable. You can add anything, really. Make it plain with just some lemon juice, add a tomato, slice an onion for it, chop up some garlic, or use everything. I like it best with cilantro, tomato, a fresh squeeze of lemon, a dash of salt, and plenty of tortilla chips.

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Plum Berry Tart and Moving

April 9, 2011

I’ve had a busy week. Last Saturday, we “officially” moved, but we’ve been going back and forth bringing loads of stuff. Today my parents rented a U-Haul and are packing up what is left. I don’t enjoy moving, but I think it’s for the better.

Anyway, yesterday my Mom and I went grocery shopping. We got a ton of fruit, namely plums, nectarines, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Spring in the south is beautiful, green everywhere, beautiful puffy clouds, the best sunsets, and great storms. And then in Summer, although you could fry an egg on the sidewalk, the fruit is amazing. I’m actually growing a tomato plant this year, and my little sister is growing strawberries. I can’t wait to bake with them!

I got the idea for this tart after seeing Honey and Jam’s Plum Berry Crisp and 17 and Baking’s Jam Tart. I sort of combined the two, using the crust from the tart and the fruits from the crisp. Although mine isn’t as beautiful as either of those, it was still pretty tasty.

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American As Apple Pie

March 1, 2011

I made an apple pie today. But not just any apple pie, the apple pie. If I have ever spoken to you about baking, I have raved about this pie. It is the Rose to my Doctor, the Miss Calendar to my Giles. It is good. And it is easy. Like, really easy. Oh, but you need self-control. A lot of it. I could eat the whole batch of streusel before it gets anywhere near the pie.

Pies in the oven.

Honestly, you can just abandon the crust and make an amazing apple crisp. Or just abandon the apples and have the streusel. Or just have the butter.

Streusel pre-pie.

Please ignore the ugly counters, the Dr. Thunder, the Mountain Dew(which is not mine, by the way.) and the crappy picture. My kitchen is awful for pictures.

Look! My kitchen is messy!

Notice the vast amount of store-brand products we buy! Oh, Publix, how I love thee. With your frozen section in the middle and your want for wine in the grocery stores.

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