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.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Best Salad I Ever Made

When my daughter and I were on our mini vacation in Sonoma County we had dinner in a restaurant/inn in Guerneville (sorry, I don't remember the name). I had this really interesting salad. The rest of the dinner was not too memorable.

But when I got back home I decided to try to recreate the salad but did it a little differently and I came up with a new recipe that everyone loved. Mine wasn't as pretty as the one above but it sure tasted great. Here's the recipe:

Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Watermelon Salad

1-2 heirloom tomatoes, cubed
1 ear of corn
1 avocado, cubed
1/2 cup watermelon, cubed
1/4 cup English cucumber, cubed
1 head romaine lettuce, shredded
1/4 cup chiffonade of fresh basil (or chopped)
Girard Champagne Salad Dressing

1. Boil ear of corn for 1 - 2 minutes, then place in an ice bath. Cut the corn off the cob and place in bowl.
2. Prepare the other vegetables and watermelon and add to the corn.
3. Drizzle with dressing and toss.

It really was delicious and perfect to complement a summer dinner.

Here's a couple more photos from the trip:

Bus stop in Guerneville

A very esoteric and tiny museum in Healdsburg

Seen on the way to Bodego Bay.


  1. The salad sounds wonderful. Looks like watermelon is the new "in" gredient for green salads. I love these photos and it looks like you had
    a great time. If I ever have an outhouse again (ugh), I'll plagiarize this funny name.

  2. I will agree... the salad you made was DELISH!

  3. That really was the best salad I've ever tasted!

  4. Hello fellow BYWer:) That salad looks YUMMY!!! Anytime I can add avocado to anything it is a must in my book, thanks for sharing.