Easy Peasy Guacamole

In the summer time there is nothing better than a big bowl of guacamole! It goes great as a side at a BBQ,  makes a delicious topping on tacos and we all know it goes great on toast for lunch. Not only is guacamole so easy to make, but it is a big hit with friends and family too!

This recipe makes quite a large bowl of guacamole, as I firmly believe you can never have too much!

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 You will need:

  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 3 shallots or half a red onion
  • 2 gloves of garlic
  • 2 tablesoons of good quality olive oil
  • A large handful of cherry tomatoes or 1 large tomato
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper

 To make: 

Peel and de-stone the avocados and place the green flesh in a big bowl. Using a potato masher or a fork mash the avocados, making sure to leave it a bit chunky in texture.

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Chop the shallots, garlic and tomatoes and combine them with the mashed avocado.

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Add in the juice from one lime, along with the olive oil.

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Next, add in the Tabasco, hot sauce and some salt and pepper to taste.

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Give is all a big stir, and you are done!

Easy peasy!

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Serve straight away with some tortilla chips or pop the guacamole in the fridge tightly covered in cling film to serve later. Your friends and family with thank you!

Do you have any favourite summer time recipes?

Steph xo

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Springing into Primrose Hill & Regent’s Park

It finally feels like spring in London! The birds are chirping, the blossoms are out and the sun is shining!

Taking full advantage of this warmer sunnier weather at the weekend, I headed to one of my favourite areas in London, Primrose Hill, with my friend Kara.

Primrose Hill is an area in London just north of Regent’s Park. It is a great destination for a relaxing wander and a good lunch.

The high street is lined with lots of cute independent shops and quaint cafes.

But, what I like best about the area is the real estate.

Primrose Hill House Wandering

Primrose Hill is famous for its beautiful pastel coloured homes. We had a great morning wandering around Chalcot Square and Gloucester Avenue dreaming that we were an owner of one of these amazing rainbow coloured houses.

Which one would you chose, the pink one or the blue one?

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I am not sure I would be able to chose between the two!

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Gingham Jacket, Black Jumper, Silver Shoes (0ld), Black Tote, Sunglasses

The brightly coloured homes just bring a smile to my face!

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For lunch, Kara and I headed to Greenberry, a favourite cafe among the locals. Luckily we were able to book in advance, so did not have to join the queue of hungry Londoners that wrapped outside the restaurant.

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The menu was great and the food looked amazing, so we couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

I was very impressed with Greenberry and would definitely go back again. My chicken and avocado salad was delicious, but the standout dish was the sweet potato fries- so good!

The sun was still shining after lunch so we went for a walk up to to the hill (of Primrose Hill) to get a view of the city and to check out the beautiful spring blossoms.

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From Primrose Hill we then wandered over the canal into Regent’s Park.

Regent’s Park is one of the royal parks in London and is home to the London Zoo.  The place was just bursting with fresh spring flowers and smiling Londoners enjoying the warm day.

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The formal gardens are a great escape from the city and have a bit of a Parisian feel, which is a bonus in my book.

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So nice to get the sunglasses out and leave the big woollen jumpers at home.Let’s hope this warmer weather is here to stay!

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Steph xo