Last Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting Dirt Road Farm with my dear friend Diane Karmen. Phoebe Cole Smith runs the small farm in Connecticut and was having a pop-up farm stand. A few of the vendors were The Hickories, Idyllwild Bread, Red Bee Honey, Frances Palmer Pottery and Cordwood Handmade
The Fire Pit
It was raining, but not a total wash out. I loved the casual fire pit just outside the barn. I hope to recreate something similar this summer at our new (old) house.
The Winter Garden
I love a winter garden. We lived in Southern California and Arizona for many years and that was one thing that I always missed. The growing season never ends. I love the quiet of a winter garden.
The barn was filled with vendors and shoppers. We moved through the line slowly enough to learn about each product and its origin. Laura from The Hickories showing one of her beautiful handcrafted wreaths.
One of my purchases was a loaf of sourdough bread from Idyllwild Bread. I immediately came home and made avocado smash on toast.Print
Dirt Road Farm in Weston, Connecticut + Avocado on the best bread in Connectictut
Avocado Smash on toast consists of only a few ingredients, so the quality of the bread must be amazing. Using Idyllwild Bread really made this a great quick lunch.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 6 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: breakfast, lunch
- Method: easy
- 2 thick slices of good bread
- 1 large ripe avocado
- sea salt
- olive oil
- red pepper flakes
- Scoop out the avocado into a bowl and mash with a fork
- squeeze a lemon into the bowl
- add a little sea salt
- toast the bread
- spread each slice with half of the avocado mash
- drizzle with good olive oil and sprinkle with red pepper flakes
I’m not sure when avocado toast became a thing, but I only know how to make it the rustic way. I can’t for the life of me cut an avocado into perfect slices, but either way, I love it. It has simple ingredients and the only tricky part is having a ripe avocado on hand. I can keep bread in the freezer, lemons keep for weeks, and I always have salt, red pepper and olive oil.
Keywords: avocado toast, avocado smash, easy lunch, easy breakfast