this is lemonade

A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.

Buttery Avocado and Egg Slices


As if you didn’t know already, I love avocadosI have been craving avocado for months, literally. I refrained from paying £1 each for miniature versions that have been hanging around the supermarkets lately, or risking the ones in my local roadside market not knowing whether they would all ripen too quickly once I’d taken them home. Then last week, I went to a trusty avocado seller and came away with a haul of five.

The avocado is a subtle fruit, rich and gentle, with its smooth buttery-green flesh encased in a glossy olive-brown skin. There is something inexplicably captivating about the texture and flavour that I never grow tired of. I love to eat it with a spoon, straight out of the shell. Scoop by scoop, savouring each mouthful and regretting it every time I’ve scraped the last stubborn slither out.

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I also love eggs (and lavender – I’ll come to that tomorrow). Versatile, nutritious, flavoursome. Alchemy in a fragile shell. Absolutely delightful and satisfying. Perfect for someone feeling ravenous before supper.

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I wouldn’t even call this a recipe. I simply halved an avocado, cut some of it off the bottom to create a flat base and gently heated it in a frying pan. I cracked an egg into the hole and continued to cook until the whites were no longer transparent.

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I didn’t want to end up over-frying the avocado so I had to cover it to make sure the egg was cooked. Next time I’ll try heating extra oil on the side and basting the egg during cooking to get a sunny side up properly! No matter, it was absolute yumminess served simply with some freshly ground black pepper on top.

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9 thoughts on “Buttery Avocado and Egg Slices

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  3. I love avocados too. They’re in season and cheap right now in SoCal. I’m trying to grow a tree in my apartment right now! This looks delish by the way.

    • Thanks! I’ve been thinking of doing the same – I once had a healthy young avocado tree – of course the climate over here means that it wouldn’t normally yield any avocados though!

      • and if you grow them in your apt theyll never produce fruit, but i want it beause i hear it makes a nice houseplant

      • It does. It grows tall and spindly very quickly though and the roots are mad! I haven’t figured out a good pruning tactic in our climate.

      • I’m still waiting for a sprout 😦

      • How did you start it off? Haha.. I was thinking of blogging through the life of an avocado plant a couple of weeks ago when I put aside my first avocado stone. But I’ve run out of cocktail sticks/toothpicks…ring any bells?

      • yeah! i tried the alternate method, you cut the top 10% off and plant it in soil, cut side up exposed. no luck yet, but they say it takes 4-6 weeks. why did you run out of cocktail toothpicks, hmm?

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