When I was 14 years old my parents moved from Taylorsville, UT to Fallbrook, CA. I, like most of you, had never heard of Fallbrook. But I quickly learned that it was about 30 minutes from the beach, and from my cousins house (two of the most important things for me at the time).
Fallbrook is located just off of the 15 freeway on your way to Mexico, in north county San Diego. Fallbrook is a small town, with only about 40,000 people making it sometimes called "The Friendly Village".
Another fun thing about Fallbrook is that my paternal grandmother actually grew up in Fallbrook. Back in the day when Fallbrook was even smaller than it is now, my grandmother's family lived on a farm. There is even a street in Fallbrook named after my great grandfather.
And lastly, Fallbrook is known for its avocados. Fallbrook claims to be the "Avocado Capital of the World" and even has a yearly avocado festival.
Before I lived in Fallbrook, I don't think I had much experience with avocados. I didn't dislike them, but I don't think I really liked them either. But of course since I lived in the avocado capital of the world, I at least had to give them a chance right? Well now I love them. I love guacamole. I love turkey, bacon avocado sandwiches. I think I could almost eat a piece of an avocado by itself, or at least with a little salt on it.
So finally this last week, I made homemade guacamole. Maybe for the first time. And it was SO delicious. And Nate even loved it too. He says he'd never had fresh guacamole before, so he never really liked it. But this stuff may have converted him.
1 tsp salt
1. Cut avocados in half, remove seed and scoop out avocado with a spoon.
2. Dice tomato and onion.
3. Puree 3 of your tomatoes with a blender.
3. Put your last avocado, tomato, and onion in a food processor.
4. Pulse until they are desired size.
5. Put pureed avocado and pulsed vegetables, salt and the juice of your lime.
6. Combine with a fork.
7. Enjoy with some tortilla chips or on top of some yummy mexican food.
What is your city famous for?