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Guacamole & Bubbles

Been a very quiet week. Seems I hurt my back moving some of the rocks, etc.  in the yard trying to clean up, so been taking it pretty easy this week. ‘Taking it easy’ translates to looking at more stuff on the Internet.  Some of which was entertaining, some was useful . . . sort of.

guacamole

Read an article on how to keep guacamole from discoloring. Guess we’ve all heard the ‘fix’ of leaving the seed in it. Not sure if that one really works.   This suggestion was to spray the top of the finished guacamole with the spray oil you have on hand and then covering with plastic wrap that has been smushed down on the top .  Seems creating a barrier so that the guaca doesn’t get any air on it keeps it from turning brown.  Makes sense.

 

My favorite guacamole recipe

  • 1 mashed ripe avocado
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered garlic
  • salt to taste

Mix, chill and enjoy.

Note: You can always add in cilantro or extra onion to suit your taste.

rapeseed

 

Next thing was to read up a bit on canola oil. (I do NOT like canola oil for anything.)  I’d read sometime in the past about a variety of symptoms that can  be had from eating canola.

After searching around this time, found an article that is pretty good.  You can read more at this link.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s not all it’s touted to be.

 

 

So when I saw that my peanut butter had canola (rapeseed) as the first ‘oil’ ingredient, knew it was time to change brands. On checking the labels of the top peanut butter brands at the grocery, was surprise to see that all the peanut butters have canola/rapeseed oil !!  So we’ve now switched to a natural peanut ‘butter’.  Not peanutbutter_2016quite the same, but I’ll do without peanut butter  before I’ll eat canola.

 

 

Saw lots of really cute animal videos . . . many of which brought a smile to my face. Never knew animals could be so funny.  Have to say this one of a pup blowing bubbles in his water bowl was my favorite.

 

 

 

 

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