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A Breath of Fresh Air

I love getting out of the city. This weekend we drove four hours North to my aunt and uncle's cottage.

We had quiet mornings, wonderful meals, plenty of wine, and I savoured every minute spent outside.

We hiked deep into the woods in rubber boots down unworn paths and no paths at all. My aunt and I stretched in the morning sun out on the dock and went for a run together.  My mom and I worked on my book.  John and I spent a lot of time in the kitchen, making everything from perfect potatoes and steak to big egg scrambles and bacon for everyone.

I feel good today. I'm a city girl with a country heart and a little fresh air did me a lot of good. cottage cottage cottage cottage sheba sisters guacamole

Easy Cottage Guacamole  (serves a large group)

This recipe is almost too easy to post, but every time I make it people ask me to share the secret to its success.  So if you've got a big crowd and little time to spare, here's an easy guacamole that won't dissapoint.

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 3 tbsp sour cream (or mayo, or greek yogurt)
  • tbsp chili powder
  • 1 cup fresh salsa