Recipe … Cucumber Cups Stuffed with Spicy Crab

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3 long cucumbers

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup crab meat, excess water removed

1 tsp hot pepper sauce (Tabasco or tapito)

1 tsp brown mustard

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbs minced green onion

Garnish with chili powder or paprika if desired

Remove the peel from the cucumbers using a vegetable peeler. Cut the cucumber into 2 inch slices. Using a small melon baller, scoop out most of the inside. You want to leave the walls and a thick portion of the bottom intact.

In a bowl, combine the sour cream and the cream cheese with a fork until well combined. add the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Fill each of the cucumber cups with the crab dip. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve within 2 hours of making.

{Domestic Fits}

Cabin…there is a cabin in the woods (part 2)

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and i retreat to this cabin in the woods whenever i wish to reconnect with myself. connect with nature. connect with my love. connect with my friends. to connect by disconnecting…into nature.

i introduce to you my dream…to have a little piece of land near a mountain forest area…near a river or a lake. i will write sometimes about this dream cabin. thoughts or ideas about design, elements, activities, floor plans, locations…

{design idea: eclectic bohemian}

colors incorporated into the space

a lovely table setting

perfect chair

lighting decor

the general feel of design

Recipe … Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Ingredients:

To make the guacamole:
2 ripe avocados
1/2 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeño, stems and seeds removed, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
A dash of freshly grated black pepper
1 Roma tomato, chopped

4 slices crusty white bread
4 slices Cheddar cheese
Butter, for buttering bread

Directions:

1. To make the guacamole-cut avocados in half. Remove seed. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a large bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado. Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Add the chopped tomato and stir.

2. Heat a pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Spread desired amount of guacamole on both slices of bread then top with cheese. Butter outer slices of bread and grill on one side for about 2 minutes or until golden and crispy. Flip the sandwich and grill until golden brown. Make the other sandwich the same way and serve warm.

{Two Peas and Their Pod}  Maria & Josh

Romance … Beach Day Picnic

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I would love to create this type of set up on the beach with my husband.

A little tent area two beach chairs with an umbrella outside the tent…

Arrive and set up. Enjoy a lovely picnic brunch and the ocean breeze. Spend the day romping in the surf and sand – snacking on fresh fruits and drinking chilled beverages – lounging under the tent canopy or people watching while sunning in the chairs. Chatting, reading, listening to music … all while the day winds down.  The charcoal grill is lit, dinner comes together – as the sun begins to set – dessert and champagne are enjoyed – the sun disappears and the moon rises (spectacular as a full moon). Pack up to head home at leisure.