It's June and time for our monthly group post of Blog With Friends. For this month, since it's Summer time, we chose Fireflies. How fun is that? At the end of the post you will see a lovely collage created by Karen at Baking In A Tornado along with links to each project.
I have very fond memories of fire flies. We used to catch them as kids and put them in mason jars. My mother told me that I could not keep them because they would die. So I would have to let them go each night. My neighbor Lisa and I would run around the yard barefooted, laughing and giggling, chasing fire flies and putting them in jars. We would then go sit under the big Gum Tree in our front yard or climb up in the mimosa tree, looking at our little catch, watching their tails light up and talking. Then we one of us got called in, we'd release them to fly off into the night.
Fire flies have always held a place in my heart. I remember that seeing those little lights in the evening as the sun went down meant it was time to go play and it was summer. You never saw them until it was officially summer.
Last week we were watching TV and I saw something outside of the living room window, I looked really hard, and got all excited! It was a fire fly!! YES! Officially summer. 😊💜🐝
Now here are a few oddly known facts about fireflies...and here is how the conversation started.
My wonderful husband says "did you know that shrimp are the cockroaches of the sea?" I'm like, ugh! NO, but growing up on the coast with uncles and a grandfather that did commercial fishing/shrimping, I do know that they are bottom dwellers, bugs, and they eat crap.
He said, "yeah, Joe Rogan from Fear Factor, he once said on the show
'this is why people who have a shellfish allergy after eating a roach have a reaction.'"
Now what does that have to do with fire flies? They are insects. And we were discussing them, when he saw the above post on Facebook and the conversation went down hill from there.
Welcome to my world. 😝😱
How is that for a segway into a recipe post? LOL not good but seriously, if you knew my dad, you'd understand this stuff does not faze me one bit in the world.
The first photo you saw was for this recipe. A light delicious salad with a Mediterranean or Latin flare. The flavors are screaming summer to me. I hope you enjoy it.
Shrimp Summer Salad
1 avocado diced
1 tomato diced and seeded
1/2 onion diced
1/2 cup diced cucumber
1 lb medium grilled shrimp
two tablespoons of salsa
Next time I'll use fresh lime and omit the salsa, also fresh cilantro.
It will be similar to guacamole but with shrimp.
Mix it all together and chill if not serving immediately.
Karen at Baking In A Tornado
Lydia at Cluttered Genius
Melissa at Mlis Robinson