10 May 2012

Avocados and Love

Whilst in Melbourne I discovered an obsession for something I had not given much attention to before.... the loveable avocado.  Upon its discovery I could not believe how long I had gone without devouring this wondrous fruit.  It became a staple at breakfast time with poached eggs and marmite (do not judge me until you have tried this), a must in salads as a contrast to crispy pancetta, a favourite spread on toast with ground black pepper and a treat mashed with garlic and smothered over tortilla chips.  Is there anything the avocado cannot do?!  I think not!

And so, dear readers, I introduce to you... my FAVOURITE way to eat avocado (I have to admit I did slightly [by slightly I mean 100%] steal this idea from Richmond Hill after enjoying a delectable breakfast there PS their cheese on toast is to die for)

In order to make this delicious treat you will need the following:

1 ripe avocado
2 slices of bread of your choice (rye or wholegrain work best)
2 tomatoes
1 fresh red chilli
1 clove of garlic
fresh basil
olive oil
sea salt flakes
ground black pepper

The steps to this are very simple.

1. Chop your tomatoes into slices
2. Crumble your feta and rip up your basil
3. Slice your avocado in half, de-seed it, peel it, quarter it and then slice it so you are able to fan it out
4. Toast your bread
5. Peel your garlic clove
6. Slice your chilli (de-seed it if you prefer less spice)
7. Once toasted take your bread and drizzle a little olive oil over it, then rub the garlic clove all over it.  Dispose of the garlic clove afterwards.
8. Assemble as follows:

9. Season with salt and pepper

This is literally my most favourite snack in the world and not far off the Richmond Hill one if I do say so myself!  Enjoy :)

In other news: the boy and I posted our visa application for me to become a temporary permanent resident in Australia today (I know this sounds like an oxymoron but you don't become a permanent permanent resident until you've been a temporary one for two years - weird!).  Very exciting but also slightly nerve-wracking to leave the future of our relationship (or at least the location of it) in the hands of a complete stranger!

I was feeling very down today (this dreary weather is really starting to affect my moods) and had the most wonderful surprise from my darling boy at work:

"To the most beautiful girl in the world, I love you with all my heart.. xxx"
I couldn't ask for a sweeter companion.

I hope you're all enjoying the four day week :) I know I certainly am!


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  2. oh myyy this looks lush! know what I'm having for lunch tomorrow ;) x

    1. Did you try it?! I'm craving it again right now... mmm!

  3. Ohh very jealous of you emigrating, me and the hubby have been talking about it for a while, but it won't be happening just yet!



    1. I'm so excited but have so many little worries too. Luckily for me I've already lived out there so I do have a few friends and know what I'm getting myself in to :) Where are you guys thinking of emigrating to? x

  4. Oh, I love that cafe! You will love Melbourne, it's the best city in the world! Good Luck!
    I am now following you!

    1. Thanks Dianna! I have already lived there for two years and loved it. But had to leave because of my visa. Crazy that this time when I go back ill be a permanent resident :) thanks for following!


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