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Jake’s Guacamole and a Garden Update

Jake came home from college last Friday and the one thing he wanted to do was make make his now-famous guacamole.


It took some cajoling on my part to get him to share his recipe, but since it was Mother’s Day, he relented–under one condition. I was allowed to do only two shots…ingredients before and guac after. He wasn’t about to pose with each step of the process. So I made the deal.Here’s a photo of all the ingredients…he wanted me to remind you to add salt and pepper to taste. The cilantro, green onion and sweet limes (the secret ingredient I had to beg him to let me share) are fresh from the garden.

He’s in the kitchen now and I’m steering clear until I can go back and take the “after” shot. In the meantime, I’ll update you with some current garden shots. It’s amazing what a week of warm sunshine will do.

Corn always amazes me.
Tomato cages and onions in bloom
Tomatoes, beans, peppers and herbs.

I’m always battling bugs and now the birds have arrived and are devouring my blueberries. When I was in Italy last fall I noticed they tied Mylar to trees and vines to shoo away the birds so I’m trying that. I’ll let you know if it works. It’s a little disheveled looking but right now I’ll try anything.

I love watching the progress of the veggies. Here are some of my favorites:

 Red Romaine
Baby Zucchini
Heirloom tomatoes
Blue Lake Green Beans
Bell Peppers
And now…the finished product. Jake’s famous guacamole…which is always best served with Laguna’s own Have’A Corn Chips.

Categories: Appetizers & Beverages, Gardening Tips, Spring

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5 replies

  1. I can't believe how far along your garden is! Mine is still just trying to burst, we're still waiting for some warmth. Yours looks great, almost ready to raid!

  2. It's that time of year. Long live guacamole!

  3. Nancy, It looks more amazing each time you post! Thank Jake for the recipe and thank you for sharing your Mother's Day gift!!!

  4. Hi Nancy and Jake: Your garden is beautiful and the shot of the finished guacamole made me hungry! I'm jealous!Colleen

  5. that was really big of jake to give up that guac recipe! sweet limes. got it! your garden looks amazing. i love the close-ups of the veggies!!

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