Just a quick "Hump-day" post about our "local" produce stand, called.....The Fruit Stand. If you've ever driven on Morena Boulevard, maybe to or from Costco, you may have seen the signs.
Today the Missus decided that she wanted to make some Guacamole, so we decided to stop and grab some produce.
The Fruit stand used to consist of a group of stands sitting outside in the parking lot, but I think last year's rain kind of pushed them indoors. It also seems alot easy to not have to move all the stands indoors every night.
Now The Fruit Stand has expanded into selling nuts and dried fruits, as well as produce. Another great thing about the Fruit Stand is that much of the produce is grown locally.
This being a "drier" year, the strawberries seem to be much sweeter.
So support your local farmers, and go ahead and check out those neighborhood produce stands!
The Fruit Stand
4330 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
Sorry, no photos of those avocados(camera-shy) or the Guac(laziness on my part). But here's the "quick and dirty" recipe:
The Missus's Quick and Dirty Guacamole
(All quantities are estimates)
3-6 Ripe Avocados
1/2 Onion Chopped
2 cloves garlic
2-4 Jalapeno Peppers - roasted till the skin is charred. Remove skin and slice. (For a milder Guac make sure to remove seeds and "veins"
1/2 tomato seeded
1/3 Cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Salt to taste
1 - Combine onion, garlic, cilantro, tomato and jalapeno in a food processor and finely chop
2 - Remove avocado from skin and place in a bowl, and mix in chopped items from the food processor(you may want to do this slowly), and taste on occasion. Use a fork to mix the avocado for a chunkier texture.
3 - Slowly add lime juice and salt to mixture, and check for taste.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes to let the flavors fuse together.