Hello, World!! To my visitors from Slovenia I say, "Zivjo! Dober Dan!" To my visitors from Indonesia I say, "Selamat Pagi!" To my Swedish visitors I give you a big "God dag!" And "Hello!" Arlington, Virginia.
About a day ago, I put this new Feedjit map web-counter on my site. It tracks where people who come to my site are located around the world. I find it fascinating! The first thing I think is, "Wow, someone in Sao Paulo, Brazil has found me!" The next thing I think, because my mind always goes to food, is "Hmmm, I wonder what they had for dinner on their side of the world?"
So please tell me, What's one of your favorite foods or meals?
Ever since I traveled as a child, and took a bite of Paella made over a fire-pit in the hills above Estepona, Spain, I've been fascinated by how people eat in other countries. I even think I had a children's cookbook with recipes from around the world.
So here's what I've been eating in California every single day: Avocados. They're soooo good, I top my eggs with avocado and salsa. I put avocado in my turkey on wheat sandwiches with sprouts and tomatoes. I slice them open and pour salsa or hot sauce inside and eat the dreamy-green creaminess in scoops with a spoon. I must eat two whole avocados a day, at least.
2 avocados, soft to the touch
1 ripe tomato, diced
Two Tablespoons red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 or 2 serrano chiles, (cooked under broiler or on a grill until skin is blackened, remove charred skin). Then dice.
2 to 3 Tablespoons of fresh cilantro
Sea Salt to taste
*Red pepper flakes or Tobasco sauce can be added for more heat
Slice open avocados. Remove pit and scoop insides into a bowl. Mix together all ingredients above and add in fresh lime and salt to taste. Mash with back of fork until chunky, not too blended. Then dip, pour, slather, lick...douse yourself in the stuff!
So what about you? What are your favorite foods in your part of the world?