As mentioned in my previous post, I have quite a back log of things I want to write about and pictures I want to show you from the week before last, and tonight I am going to start with another food post - there have not been many of that sort recently, have there?
Last year, I already wrote about how much I like to cultivate the art of making do (alright, I am exaggerating here, it is not really an art, just something I do almost on a daily base), and the week before my sister and I left for our Yorkshire holiday*, I made sure to use up all the fresh food in my fridge so as not having to chuck it all out upon my return.
From the weekend before, I had some leftover spuds and an avocado, and they wanted eating before they'd start to grow a pretty greenish fur.
These were new spuds, the kind that can easily and most tastily be eaten without peeling them before. I had boiled them for our Sunday dinner, so all it took for them now was to chop them in halves and quarts, heat some oil in a pan, add a bit of salt, pepper and (dried) herbs, and fry them for a little while.
While the frying was going on, making my kitchen smell very appetizing, I cut the avocado in two, took the big heavy round smooth stone out (don't you just love that stone? Every time I open an avocado, I want to DO something with that stone, but I know planting it makes no sense, because it won't grow here) and lifted the lovely light green flesh (I've looked it up, it is OK to say flesh in this context) out and into a small bowl, where I mashed it up with a fork, adding (again) some salt and pepper.
*If you want to have a look at the pictures I took during that week before I start showing some of them here on my blog (which is going to happen over the next few weeks, I promise!), you can do that in my Photobucket album.
As far as I know, you should be able to leave comments with each picture without necessarily having to have an account there, so in case you want to ask or remark anything, please feel free to do so. Not all of these are going to make it to the blog; therefore, to get the complete picture, I recommend to look at the first 10 pages of that album (everything after that is from previous holidays spent in England).