Monday, September 26, 2011

Drizzle Me Happy ~

Do you know Katie?  She is a superstar, and I don't use this word lightly, she is SUPER in every way and a shining STAR on camera {and in real life}.  Not to mention, she is a kickass fitness trainer {personal goal of mine is to one day have my butt kicked by her early morning spin classes}, and the brilliant beauty pens words of sarcastic wit and humorous tales on her blog, Good Nite Irene.  Simply put, I have major girl crush on Katie.

Last week, she sent us a bottle of 25 year old Balsamic that sent our taste buds into a drizzle happy frenzy.  Obviously, Katie knows my weakness for anything delicious, and this thick-as-syrup balsamic was the perfect addition to one of our favorite avocado treats.

 Loaf of fresh sourdough or multi-seed bread
Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt
{olive oil is optional}

Cut bread into moderately sized pieces {if you prefer toasted bread, brush olive oil on one side of bread and lightly toast}, add thinly sliced avocado to each piece of bread making sure to cover the entire surface, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle sea salt to taste.  
Easy and addictive.


  1. Avocado treats, I've never tried that, but it looks delicious. Katie is gorgeous, I know her from the Mary Jo Matsumoto Fall 2011 campaign and I love her blog too. Have a wonderful week!:)

  2. This looks divine Mel and a great blog ( I like her eyebrow story) and yes, if I make my way West. I will be calling you for sure. We have been talking about it for awhile so maybe in 2012. Happy week and much love XO

  3. This looks like the perfect meal Mel. Your words about Katie make me want to get up and do a boxing class and kick:) You box arrived and it is sitting in the newlyweds home waiting for their arrival tonight!

  4. blushing is an understatement.....
    you are way too kind...
    and what you did with that avocado? oh my gosh! makes my balsamic tomfoolery down south look like romper room.
    i love you mad, miss mel.

  5. Aged balsamic sounds like a dream. I need to get my hands on some of that! And now I'm off to check out Katie's blog. Any girl crush of yours...

  6. Mel,
    This looks delcious...another recipe from you that I will have to try!
    Oh, and I'm sure I need to meet someone like Katie who will help me to kick start my day.

    I enjoyed our chat yesterday. I tell you what even if we had 2 or 3 hours on the phone, I bet every minute would be full of great stories and conversations.
    I plan to send you some ideas via email for getting started with Gaia's homeschooling. I'm so excited for you!

    I'll be in touch,

  7. Oh, Balsamic. That sweet girl and I have spent many an afternoon together, along with a crusty baguette, a chubby ball of fresh mozzarella, and green apples that make my mouth involuntarily kiss. As always, Katie brings the sweetness like no one else...with a hint of saucy tart! Kisses to you both! I can't help myself!xxx

  8. Katie is good at spoiling her friends, isn't she? I think you found the perfect way to first enjoy such a beautiful bottle of balsamic.

  9. this looks like the perfect meal!
    i know katie! she SO rocks my world! ; )

  10. Yum, avocado! Rich in important fatty acids and good for health! Rich in folate, too, which is perfect for me (and baby no.3)!


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