As this blog is supposed to be about cooking, I thought I should focus on a recipe rather than jump to my usual rationale for being silent on LTK. Spoiler alert: excuses for my disappearing act follow below ;o)
I wanted to have a stab at something so ubiquitous is is hard not to acknowledge its existence…. avocado toast. If you are thinking….. no recipe for nearly four months and this is all I have come up with, this is it I am afraid. However, I went for my own variation – Guacamole Toast.
I’ll be first to admit, I am immensely un-cool. When I first heard about ‘Avocado Toast’, and its association with Hipsters, my immediate reaction was to dismiss this as some futile and pretentious fad. I mean, seriously. Avocado + toast. Where is the effort in that? I have little choice but to quote the following:
Avocado toast has become such an integral part of the Instagrammer’s repertoire, that single source pour-over coffees have been known to go cold while shots are composed, forks and knives placed just so. Avocado toast is so important.
(Source: Why Is Avocado Toast So Important? )
When I then discovered that Bill Granger was seemingly the dude who first put avocado toast in a cookbook and brought it into the public consciousness, I was further deterred to try it. No offence is meant to Bill (I hold a lot of admiration for what he has achieved) – I am just not the fan of the breakfast/ brunch revolution he has popularised (and many since have copied). I hate queuing. With a passion. It is that simple. If the idea of being in London at a weekend is not punishing enough (sorry Marlini) – the idea of then pissing away my precious time to queue for 15-45 mins outside Grangers, just to have something I can do at home in no time at all… makes me simply wonder.