So last week I took a wee vacation to my favourite city in the world…London, England. It was a fabulous 5 days spent with my great friend, Lisa, who works at the Canadian Consulate and what’s better was that it was a gift from my hubby for the craptastic year I had last year! So I got to be in my favourite city with a fabulous friend and not be a tourist. Now don’t get me wrong, we did a couple touristy things like high tea at Kensington Palace, Portobello Market in Notting Hill (too many people for this claustrophobic), went to the top of the Shard for the view (it was raining so not so great but fun non-the-less) and took pictures in front of Big Ben to prove I was there. But mostly we did not-so-common things including a morning trip to Richmond, tea at Peggy Porschen’s Cake Parlour and going out for pizza.
After the crazy of the Portobello market, Lisa took me to her favourite pizza joint where we shared an appetizer of avocado and crab bruschetta. It was the tastiest thing I’ve eaten in a very long time. I immediately had to figure out the recipe and I did :) yay me!
Avocado and Crab Bruschetta
- 1 ripe avacado
- 1/4 cup crab meat
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8-10 cherry tomatoes sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp parsley
- Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
- Toast favourite bread and top with mixture
So now I’m back to reality and saw the avocados at the grocery store and my mind immediately went to that little pizza joint in Notting Hill. I knew what I needed to do and you should too! Now if you aren’t a crab fan, you could omit it but as a fan, it was soooooo good.
I hope you get a chance to visit London, but if you can’t you can certainly make this tasty treat at home.
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