1. Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

    imusa-lemon-squeezerIt may be fall, but the weather is still perfect for casual

    patio entertaining. Guacamole with warm artisan Taco chips

    with spicy Salsa is favourite at my house.

    I end up squeezing tons of lemons and limes for

    the avocados and drinks. My favourite citrus squeezer is

    made by IMUSA. If you haven’t  heard of it,

    it is the leading Hispanic cookware brand.

    We have at least five different citrus presses –

    including a stunning vintage chrome Deco number. But our little

    handheld IMUSA is our go-to! I use it for cooking and making drinks

    – including Margaritas! I love it because it is so easy and quick

    to use and clean. Even my little hands can get all the juice!

    And the price of IMUSA is so reasonable!


    Crunchy Herbed Guacamole

    by George Duran for IMUSA

    2 ripened avocados

    ¼ cup cilantro

    ¼ cup fresh chives

    Juice of ½ lime

    Bottled Chipotle Hot Pepper Sauce (optional)

    3 small red radishes

    Kosher salt or table salt, to taste

    Scoop avocado flesh inside a Molcajete and add the cilantro, chopped chives, lime juice, and chipotle sauce. (I haven’t tried the IMUSA Granite Molcajete yet:  but I am going my hands on it soon).

    Gently mash with the pestle until the desired consistency is reached.

    Fold in diced radishes and season with salt to taste.

    DolceDolce tip: Serve with gently warmed artisan-made Taco chips.

    I always warm the chips and look for local, artisan-made chips.

    This is also excellent with cold a Margarita

    My House Margarita recipe 

    For one drink

    Juice of 2 fresh limes

    (Rub rim of glass with rind of cut lime and then rub the wet rim in a little Kosher or  Sea Salt to coat)

    2 tsp. of simple syrup homemade or bought

    ½ ounce orange, liqueur- use any good brand

    2 ounces silver Tequila

    Shake or stir with ice and pour over fresh ice in salt rimmed glass.