Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Avocado Everything

I think everyone has that one food that always wins.  For me its avocado.  It gets me every single time.  When I'm looking at a menu, anything with avocado just pops out at me and I have to order it, whatever it may be.  I want to move to California so I can grow an avocado tree in my backyard.  I'm serious.  I will move there for that sole purpose.

When I first heard about avocado ice cream, however, I was pretty skeptical.  Although avocado is technically a fruit (Right?  It goes on trees and all), it still seems very vegetabley to me.  So I came across a recipe for avocado ice cream on Pinterest, where I always seem to find the most amazing recipes, and decided to try my hand at making it.  I bought an ice cream maker last year and have used it once to make the most disgusting batch of mango sorbet.  So, here's the recipe taken from Two Peas and their Pod via Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz:

Avocado Ice Cream
Yields 1 Qt.
3 medium avocados, ripe
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 pinch of salt

1. Slice open the avocados, remove the pits, and scoop out the flesh. Put the avocados in a blender of food processor. Add the sugar, sour cream, heavy cream, lime juice, and salt. Blend until smooth.
2. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. If you like soft ice cream, go ahead and eat. If you like firmer ice cream, store in the freezer for a couple of hours before serving.

And here are some images of my successful dessert:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage Shoes Are Made For Walking

I love wedges and I love vintage, so vintage wedges are like mind blowingly awesome to me.  The peep-toe, cork heeled '70s style wedges are by far my favorite, but there is room in my heart for all varieties!  I've rounded up my favorites from all over the web for you to see, and maybe make shoe shopping a little easier for you.

5.  Yellow Colin Stuart Patent Leather Wedge Heels - Size 8.5 - $45
6.  Boho Macrame Jute Wedges - Size 6 - $75
7.  Sbicca Slingback Wedge - Size 6 - $42
8.  Olive Green Cork Platforms - Size 5.5 - $109

If you ever come across anything similar in a size 4, let me know!  I have the most ridiculously small feet and shoe shopping is not always fun for me.  I could certainly use the help.

Friday, June 10, 2011


There are three movies I will always fall asleep to no matter what.  I actually want to see these movies from start to finish really badly, but I can never manage.  I always find myself waking up hours later, trying to pick back up where I left off, but its just not the same!  One day I will have to line up espresso shots on my tv tray and have an all-nighter.  Anyone into that?

1. The Big Lebowski
 (I know, man.  Don't criticize me.)

2. Darjeeling Limited
(Tried again last night and fell asleep only 10 minutes til the end.  Wes Anderson is my fave, so I really don't get it).

3. Any and all Star Wars movies