As I look out at our frozen land, I can see that hard crusts of cheerless ice coats just about everything.
In an attempt to escape this reality, if just for a few bites, I created this snack.
It delivers the mellow green goodness of avocado, the delicate creamy flavors of gorgonzola, the bright sun of basil, and the juicy fruitiness of the tomato.
100 years ago, these foods would not have been accessible to people who lived in this area. Back then, I would be "savoring" leathery turnips and somewhat dehydrated potatoes from the root cellar.