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June 26, 2013

FRESH CORN AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH CILANTRO VINAIGRETTE...NEW HOME IDEAS

 
We are doing our very best to keep our cool......summer in Texas ya' know! Next week will be "move in" day for the new homeowners, so we are gathering inspiration for them to begin decorating their new home! They are both drawn to cool blue beach colors, so perhaps a few visual designs will guide them toward a few ideas!
 
 
Small spaces can be transformed into happy places...
just good organization is needed!
This soft sky blue looks beautiful with the white cabinets!
 
 
I love this family room. The entire wall of windows and French doors allow the light to shine through, yet the fresh and airy semi-sheer panels soften the area and create a soft feeling. This also brings drama to the area and allows the French doors to welcome you outdoors.


This picture provides wonderful inspiration. A made to order full mantle brings drama to the fireplace and brings interest to the large wall area. Bookcases on either side allow for additional storage and allow a create a beautiful area to display favorite family photos and collectibles!

Whenever we moved into a new home, I always gathered inspirational photos to help me decide how to decorate....especially with paint colors and how I could transform rooms to reflect our personality. I anticipate they will have the time of their lives making their first new home, the place they want to come home to!



FRESH CORN AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH
CILANTRO VINAIGRETTE
5 ears corn, husk removed, brush with olive oil and grilled, remove corn with sharp knife
2 avocados, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning
2 cups tomatoes, red and yellow cherry variety equivalent
1 small red onion, finely diced
3/4 cup feta, crumbled
1 1/2 cups English cucumbers, skin on and chopped small dice
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash fresh ground pepper 

Mix corn, avocado, tomatoes, onion, feta, and cucumber.
Add to a large bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
Add olive oil, sherry vinegar, garlic powder, cilantro, salt, and ground pepper together in a small glass jar with a lid. Shake really well. Taste and adjust seasoning and ratios of oil and vinegar as you desire.
When ready to serve salad, add the dressing and gently toss.

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