It’s stupid, but I am always ridiculously proud when I try something on the Internet in real life! What I’m not just browsing, but doing? I’m doing!
I am an avocado freak and yes I do worry about adding to the Oro Verde (Green Gold) gang wars in Mexico. Although clearly not enough to stop buying avocados by the bag. At least I try to get California ones….(liberal guilt intensifies)
Anyways…there are quite a few avocado ranch dips/dressings out there, but I liked this recipe from Cooking Classy because it had Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and fresh herbs instead of a ranch dip packet. I didn’t add the milk because I wanted a thicker dip like consistency. Mmmm this was really delicious! I was making it for Southwestern egg rolls, but I would put this on everything.
It is easy to make (~10minutes) and clean up is mostly just my food processor.
Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Image from Cooking Classy. Go check out this recipe!
I would love to travel to Tokyo to see the Crystal Universe exhibit. I am a magpie by nature and sparkly, twinkly things are my happy place. – More information at Spoon and Tamago
Interactive museum display made with LED lights.
This project reminds me of the new span of the Bay Bridge. When it opened in March of 2013 they had beautiful lights built in with the pattern controlled by the artist, which lasted until March of this year. Thankfully they are going to bring back the lights in 2016 as a permanent installation. This is a great video on the thought process and creation of the bridge lights and well worth the 7 minutes.
Since I’ve started to post again I decided to go through all my blog feeds, delete some old ones, and add some new ones. I use Feedly (I was in love with Google Reader before they decided to kill it), and it’s amazing how the now dead blogs represent where I used to be in life. There are the budgeting for college students blogs, single girl in the city blogs, weight loss (oops still need that), and wedding blogs.
I actually feel guilty deleting some of the blogs because they hadn’t updated in over a year. I haven’t updated in practically 2 years and yet here I am. I’m excited to find fresh new voices and beautiful pictures to sigh over. Am I already getting blog envy? Have I used the word blog enough to make it completely weird sounding in my head? (Yes!)
I just searched for a free Creative Commons photo for this blog entry too! After only 10 minutes of research I find I like Pixabay the most because I didn’t have to create an account and it was super fast to find something I wanted. This is why I am a cheerful novice. I’m new (and not so great) at everything, but I love to learn!
It’s ranuculus season! Joy! I would have draped my entire wedding in them if I had only done it two months earlier. Bow down to the lion headed, cabbage shaped, bushy, pedal filled flowers. They come in such a wide variety of colors and are in all the garden centers for cheap right now. Go forth and enjoy this delicious flower for a few weeks.
I was experimenting with my little point and shoot for a very dramatic shot.