Watermelon and Feta Guacamole

Watermelon and Feta Guacamole

I initially shared this recipe here a couple of years ago, but it has become such a summertime staple in our house, and I’ve made some subtle changes to it along the way, so I decided to share this updated version. This guac is simple to make and incredibly refreshing. It’s become one of my go-tos for both everyday snacking and to serve at summer gatherings.

Summertime Watermelon and Feta Guacamole Dip

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS
3 large, ripe avocados
1 cup watermelon, cut into cubes
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
6-8 fresh basil leaves, cut into strips
1/2 lime
salt
pepper

Cut avocados in half, remove pits and skin, and swash with a fork or masher in a medium size bowl to desired consistency. Cut and cube watermelon. Slice the basil into strips. Combine the cubed watermelon, about 3/4 of the basil strips, and the crumbled feta with the mashed avocado. Squeeze half a lime over the top, add a little salt and pepper, top with the remaining basil, and serve!

Summertime Watermelon and Feta Guacamole Dip
Summertime Watermelon and Feta Guacamole Dip

If you try this, let me know what you think! Do you have a favorite guac recipe for summer?

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Friday Funny: Gluten-Free

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AKC Museum of the Dog Store

Every once in a while, I make a post about goings-on at the AKC Museum of the Dog in New York City. What I didn’t know until recently is that they have an awesome museum store that you can access online if you can’t make it to the city so nice they named it twice. … Continue reading AKC Museum of the Dog Store


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Orange Pineapple Summer Cocktail Spritzers

Orange Pineapple Summer Cocktail Spritzers

I have been meaning to share this summer cocktail recipe again for a few weeks, and with the holiday weekend approaching, I decided I couldn’t wait any longer. This combines juice from my favorite fruit (pineapple) with orange juice and vodka, and a splash of soda gives it the perfect refreshing kick.

Orange Pineapple Summer Cocktail Spritzers

Orange Pineapple Summer Cocktail Spritzer 
Servings: 1

1.5 fluid ounces vodka
2.5 fluid ounces organic pineapple juice (chilled)
2.5 fluid ounces organic orange juice (chilled)
splash of soda
ice cubes
pineapple slice (for garnish)
orange slice (for garnish)
fresh mint sprig (for garnish)

Fill a glass about half full of ice cubes. Pour in vodka, pineapple juice, orange juice, and stir. Top with a splash or two of soda. Garnish with a pineapple slice, an orange slice, and a sprig of fresh mint.

Cheers!

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Check Out Dog Poop Stations Around the World!

In this unusual summer, travel for many of us just involves virtual visits to world museums and attractions. So how about a virtual visit to attractions you might see when dog walking: dog waste…



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Scenes from Summer

I don’t post a lot of random personal content on the blog these days, and usually reserve that for Instagram. But today, I just sort of felt like it. Here are some scenes from our summer so far. We’re trying to make the best of what is an unusual summer for everyone.

Having my husband home has been such a silver lining to all of this. He is almost never home on weekends in the summer, but now that the band isn’t touring he’s here every weekend. In just a few weekends, we have done more in our yard (landscaping, planting, gardening, etc.) than the in the combined two years we’ve lived in this house, since we have real weekends now. And the kids getting to spend time with their dad during the summertime is such a treat. He was also supposed to be playing Red Rocks this weekend, but now we get him home for Father’s Day.

Other than that, it’s been a lot of backyard play time in the inflatable pool and on the play set, neighborhood bike rides, forest preserve exploration, Zoom activities (dance and basketball), and movie nights. We had to make the difficult (but safe) decisions to cancel (or hopefully just postpone) our annual trip up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin and our trip to Florida (including our first time at Disney), but we are safe and healthy and have nothing to complain about.

I hope your unusual summer is going just as well!

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Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls

Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls

This is an old favorite I shared years ago with some updates that make it even more delicious. We’ve been eating it a lot around here. It’s actually really good cold too, almost like an ultra flavorful salad.

Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls
Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls

Serves 2-4

INGREDIENTS
3-4 cups rice, cooked (we like jasmine or brown)
1 can black beans, drained
1 avocado
1 cup cherry tomatoes
handful baby greens
lime
salsa verde
salt to taste
cilantro (for topping)
hot sauce (optional)

Cook rice according to package directions. In a small sauce pan, heat black beans until hot. Slice avocado and cherry tomatoes. Pour rice into individual bowls, and top with beans, avocado slices, tomato, and baby greens. Throw on some green salsa and, if you like it (I go back and forth) chopped cilantro, Squeeze a little lime juice on the top, along with sprinkle or two of salt and a dash of hot sauce. Simple and so very good!

Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls
Black Bean, Avocado, and Rice Burrito Bowls

I hope you love these burrito bowls as much as we do! They’re also great all rolled up in a tortilla.

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What to Do If Your Dog Gets Injured On a Dog Walk

Just last month, our neighbor’s dog cut his paw pad while out on a walk–which got us thinking: what would we do if one of our dogs were injured while dog walking? Today we have a guest…



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