You asked, I’m answering.
Yes, I do realize it’s been since my birthday…2013, that I wrote. That means, not since the following have I dared update this blogging home I used love so much:
Moving to St. Louis; starting my new job; moving into a new home; J having a new album…etc.
So, I owe you a lot, I suppose? As far as this blog is concerned, my “eating” and “drinking” has undergone some SERIOUS changes. I’m some weird combination of a Pescatarian and Vegan. Meaning? I eat fish (not a ton), but no meat and no dairy. I’m not gluten free, but I stay far away from it most of the time.
As for drinking? I’m still very much in the craft beer business, and therefore, still enjoying every minute of it. But I’m also diving into a world of spirits, as well as really not drinking very much of anything. There’s a running joke among my reps and friends: Who’s going to be Jill’s “DD” tonight? No longer does “DD” mean designated driver. It now means who is going to be the person to finish my drinks. I’ll always have one in my hand, of course…it’s my job. But someone has to finish those bad boys…
As for why I haven’t blogged, there are many reasons. But the largest is that when I cook–which is far less these days, due to the actual ability to pick up food or have it delivered for the first time in the 9+ years J and I have been together–I’m pretty pooped, and while the meal is generally lovely and nourishing, it doesn’t necessarily feel like something anyone else would care to hear about.
So why are we here now? Right. Watermelon Guacamole. The other night, I posted a photo of dinner–shrimp lettuce wrap tacos with a watermelon guacamole. (The only way any of you know I’m still cooking occasionally is via social media–thanks for sticking with me.) The instagrammers/tweeters went question crazy, and I promised a real live blog post.
Back story? I love fruit. As you all know if you’ve been reading this for the last few years. And? I had some farm fresh watermelon in the fridge from my newly discovered STL find, the Tower Grove Farmers Market. We also LIVE for guacamole all days, what with the I really love to eat vegetables and fruit. Generally, while making a taco experience (all too often) I’d make a fruity salsa “thing” and a guac. But not this night…
I decided to do some combining. One, we were out of some required ingredients. Two, the combination of watermelon and avocado seemed way too good to pass up. The outcome was priceless and beautiful, and it was one of those dishes I wished I had more of.
Cooks note: This would be also be GREAT not mashed up–the way I prepared it–but chunked up as a salad with the roasted shrimp I made for the tacos.
Enjoy! And who knows…maybe we see a trend?
- 1 ripe Hass Avocado, peeled and cubed
- 1 C diced watermelon, juice reserved
- 1 lime
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1/4 C cilantro
- coarse sea salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)