Saturday, August 31, 2013

Jumbo Clothespin Tutorial

I'm so excited to announce that I've uploaded my first YouTube video.  I'm so happy with how it turned out and I hope you feel inspired by it.

Stay Crafty! :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Guacamole Recipe

Not to brag or anything, but I think I am a guacamole making professional.  I love the way it comes out every time!  I've only been making it for about a year now but I've definitely mastered it.

 It's not brain surgery or anything but sometimes you gotta play with the ingredients a little to get it just how you like it.


6 ripe avocados
1 1/2- 2 roma tomatoes, diced
3-4 green onions, finely chopped
1-2 tbsp. cilantro
1/2 lime or lemon.

Start by cutting the avocados lengthwise around the pit with a sharp knife.  Twist the two halves and remove the pit. (You can either do that with a spoon or by chopping the knife in the pit partially and twisting the pit.  To remove the pit from the knife, simply push on the pit from the back (non-sharp) side of the knife.) *save a few pits.

Spoon out all the avocado flesh and put into a bowl. Mash up the avocado until it's smooth.

Cut up the roma tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro and add to the avocado.

Roll the lime or lemon on the counter to help get all the juices out. Cut it in half and squeeze it over your guacamole while using your fingers as a strainer to keep the seeds out. If you would like to use a whole lime or lemon, that is fine.  It will have a more citrus-y taste to it.

Mix well.

Lastly, add salt to the guacamole.  Avocados have such a plain taste to them so you need quite a bit of salt to bring some flavor.  Do a taste test to get the right flavor that you want.

Mix again.

*Take the pits you previously saved and add to the guacamole.  These, along with the lime or lemon, will help prevent the guacamole from turning brown.