It was beautiful out this morning!


We headed to the farmer’s market again to get some lunch supplies.

Veggies. Blah.


And I have been trying to get these babies ripe for 3 full days.

Apparently, Pittsburgh isn’t the only place that avocados cost an arm and a leg. They were 3 for $5 here.

Besides that, the suckers did not want to get ripe. I put them in a paper bag for a day, I had them sitting out in the sun for a day, I gave them warm and cool darkness – nothing. I was done being patient.

So I performed some avocado surgery to make guac anyway.

It came out just okay.


My dad grilled us lunch:


Then we went swimming in the pretty water, but you guys know I can’t take my DSLR anywhere near water.

And now we are off to play!

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11 Responses to “Blue Skies and Lake Lunches.”

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — August 4, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    I have no patience with unripe avocados, either! Your guac definitely looks more than just okay!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — August 4, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    blech, i hate it when avocados don’t ripen…probably the worst thing in the world. it’s like eating smushed-up cardboard (ok, that might be a bit dramatic…)

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    homecookedem — August 4, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    All that fresh food looks so good!! With every vacation post you make me more and more jealous!! ;)

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — August 4, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    Such a bummer when avocados don’t ripen :(

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    Matt — August 4, 2010 @ 12:01 pm

    Mmmm I love lunch on the grill!

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    Kacy — August 4, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    Love all that freshness! I hate waiting for things to ripen. I usually just eat it anyways and feel bitter inside.

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    Lisa @bakebikeblog — August 4, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

    I have heared putting the avos in a paper bag WITH a banana can help ripen them?

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — August 4, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    ahh I love your pics!! so beautiful…I bet Mr How Sweet misses you!!

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    Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) — August 4, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

    Avocados are amazing, especially in the summer.

    Wow, your place is so pretty and peaceful looking!

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    Wei-Wei — August 4, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

    Yay for farmer’s market photos! I love seeing all the fresh (cough) veggies everywhere. It’s so awesome in its variety.

    Wei-Wei

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — August 4, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

    Love all of the photos from the farmers market! Beautiful!

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