Blog Posts by Justice Fergie

  • User post: How to Make the Perfect Guacamole

    Ok, I lied. That should have read, how to make Fergie's Famous "Guacamole"! Because it's not your traditional recipe for authentic guac - but it's a crowd pleaser and one of the recipes that I'm repeatedly asked to make or that people want to borrow when they're entertaining. A friend of mine calls it "Avocado Salad." Any which way you call it, it's a winner. Best of all, it's easy, tasty and healthful. Here goes:


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    Fergie' Famous Guacamole (also dba Avocado Salad)

    Ingredients:

    • 2 large avocados (I'm not picky; you can buy whatever's on sale)
    • 1 large tomato (I like the ones off of the vine; they tend be juicier than others)
    • 1 small red onion
    • 2 tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
    • I packet Goya Sazon with Cilantro & Annantto (the secret ingredient!)
    • 1 small lime
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    Directions:

    Peel and coarse chop your avocados; add to bowl. Dice the tomato and the red onion and add to the avocado. Add EVOO. Sprinkle 1/2 Read More »from User post: How to Make the Perfect Guacamole
  • User Post: To Camp or Not to Camp?


    My Girl Guide troop at sleepaway camp. That's me in the bottom left-hand corner.
    Don't laugh! Ok, go ahead.


    Remember sleep-away camp? Some of my best childhood memories are from spending summers making friends, singing campfire songs, and making friendship bracelets at sleep-away camp. My Girl Guide troop (the Canadian version of Girl Scouts), was very active and one summer we had the opportunity to camp at a site owned by a Hungarian couple out in the wilderness. My mom dropped me at the bus we were taking to the campsite and I trotted off, bedroll, homemade poncho and sit-upon in hand. I had an amazing, enriching experience that I will never forget. Yes, we had to use lats and got bitten to the hilt by mosquitoes, but I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. To this day - and I'm not exaggerating - I haven't tasted a better Hungarian Goulash than the one that our campsite hosts made for us over an open fire at camp. Or maybe it just seems that way because I was having a

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  • User post: Tips to help your kids enjoy a live show at Christmas


    Some of my favorite memories from my childhood involve my sister and I heading off to the theater with my mom to see the ballet or a concert or musical. (To this day, I can still remember touching the "junkyard" on the set of Cats.) At Christmastime, we'd get all dressed up in our velvet dresses and patent leather Mary Janes and trek through the snow to see The Nutcracker at Place des Arts. I never tired of it and the tradition became one that was very special to me. Now that I have little ones of my own, I've taken to exposing them to the magic of the performing arts as well, especially around the holidays.

    So far I've take my crew to see the children's performances of The Nutcracker and Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Kwanzaa show and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. They've had fun going to these shows and I hope that as they get older, they'll come to appreciate the performing arts as much as I do.

    Because my kids are ages 6, 4 and 2, the idea that taking little ones

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