We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Hummingbird and the Crow

O.K. Here they are, captured on film. Our resident hummingbird and crow who love to perch in our dead avocado tree. First the hummingbird comes flying to the tree and after a few minutes, the crow shows up. This happens without fail every day. Are they friends, or what?

The crow is in the lower left side of the photo and the hummingbird, the upper right. You can just barely see her.

It's been really warm here in Southern California - in the 80s the last couple of days so it feels like summer is coming. This is when a nice, cool refreshing drink would be appropriate. How about an avocado shake???  

  • 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. lemon extract
  1. In a blender, puree the ingredients. Pour into glasses and enjoy.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

This recipe is courtesy of the california avocado commission.


  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds delish!

  2. Hi lettuce and Elizabeth,
    Yes, the shake does sound good and I'll have to admit that I haven't actually tried the recipe but I'm going to - especially when it gets really hot. Can't wait.