the schizophrenic change of weather tells me that spring is making her presence known. mornings have a slight chill, the dawn still grey from the departing night. the extra hour every afternoon is most welcome, allowing for twilight walks before dinner, basking in the golden glow of the setting sun. i nurse a steaming cup of tea during my 10am meeting, while in contrast, in the evening i lazily sip a cool beverage, homemade carbonation of course. i can't help but give into the polarizing sway of spring, frigid one minute and searing hot the next.
this past weekend was a life lister for me, dw & i completed our first half marathon. it's debatable if i'll ever run such a distance again, but it was quite the experience. we attended a concert that evening, standing around for two hours. i have learned that i am capable of hoofing it for 13.1 miles and then stay on my feet, sometimes dancing to the beat, in a crowded concert venue. the day after, a walk (albeit, a hobbling one) thru my favorite garden. the trees were in blossom, the tulips just a whisper kiss away from full bloom and my beloved read aloud a story. and then this. the most perfect snack to nosh on while sitting under a tree, petals falling all around, kids running barefoot and the breeze just hinting at the most beautiful season to come.
deviled eggs + smashed avocados
six eggs, hard boiled. peeled & halved
1-2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 ripe avovado, smashed
salt/pepper to taste
sprinkle of paprika
1 TBL diced red onion or spring onion
scoop yolk out & place in bowl. with a fork mash it a bit. add in the ingredients, along with the avocado. mix but you still want the texture of the avocado & yolk. put back in the holes of the white part of the egg.