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  • Tomato Basil Scones Tomato Basil Scones

    Tomato Basil Scones

Tomato Basil Scones

This afternoon I got my first set of Invisalign trays and after five hours I’m already counting down to when this is over. Did you know you have to wear these things for 22 of 24 hours a day? When I heard that all I thought was, ONLY TWO HOURS TO EAT? I think there are only two hours a day when I’m not eating. Maybe losing those five pounds won’t be so hard after all… By the time I got home I was pretty much fixated on what I was going to eat for my two hours of freedom, so I made scones. Again. Tomato basil scones with shredded Pecorino Romano cheese. Yes please. You’re gonna want a bunch of these. Tomato Basil Scones with Pecorino Romano (makes 6) Ingredients 1C unbleached all purpose flour 1/2t salt 1/2T baking powder 1t sugar 2T cold butter 1/2C grated pecorino romano cheese 3T diced sundried tomatoes 2T chopped fresh basil 1/2C + 1T heavy cream Preheat oven to 425F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Directions 1. In a medium sized mixing bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar and whisk together. 2. Cube the cold butter and add it to the flour, working it in with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture is crumbly. Some of the butter should still be in larger pieces. 3. Add the cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil. Loosely mix until combined. 4. Add the 1/2 cup of cream and stir just to combine. Do not over mix. You want to see dough that’s shaggy and will come together. Mine looks a little clumpy and I’ve included pictures below so you get a general idea. […]

  • The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

    The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

The Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

Guacamole is one of my all-time favorite things to eat. Not only is it great with chips and salsa, it’s the perfect topping on a burger. Now that I think of it guacamole is also good on its own. With just a spoon and a smile. For all you guacamole lovers, this is a recipe I swear by.  Hope you enjoy. And yes I did just say guacamole, repeatedly. Guacamole. Ingredients Homemade Guacamole Ingredients 1 jalapeno pepper  – seeded and minced 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro 3 tablespoons chopped tomato 2 tablespoons onions minced 1 large avocado, ripe 1/2 lime Begin by mincing the jalapeno. I start by chopping it, getting rid of the seeds and then mincing it.  Once complete finely chop the cilantro and then mix jalapeno and cilantro together, sprinkle with salt to get the natural juice out and mash into a paste. I either do this right on the cutting board or using a mortar and pestle. Before/After to demonstrate just how easily it mashes into paste. You can also do this with the bottom side of a spoon on your cutting board. Transfer the paste to your guacamole serving dish. Next chop tomato making sure to get rid of all seeds and juice.  The last thing you want is watery guacamole.  Not good. I chop my tomato pieces into cubes because I like a chunkier guacamole – the goal is to have a finished product that is not going to turn to mush when you mix it.  Once you’ve chopped your tomato and minced your onion transfer those to the serving dish as well. Lightly mix the three ingredients together From here take the avocado, cut it […]