Culinary Postcard from Peru! Join me Celebrating Summer with Avocados from Peru.

June 11, 2015 Katja Presnal

Culinary postcard from Peru

Avocados from Peru

One of the things I say often: you can travel around the world during dinner time, even on a school night! With this I of course mean that food is an excellent way to experience a new culture, without traveling anywhere. Our friends know to expect an “international dinner” when we host parties at home, accompanied with a music playlist with the tunes from the destination, and often cooked with recipes we have learned at our travels, or even with spices we carried home.

We love taking cooking classes on our trips, and it is an education to last a lifetime for our children, and we will re-create not just the dishes at home, but re-live the memories while gathering around the dining table. All of our culinary travels around the world have made us more adventurous home chefs, and lately we have been starting to experiment more also with cuisines from the countries we have never even visited. We are back in New York after living in Europe for three years, and our plan is to host many of these “international soirees” by the pool in our backyard this summer.

One of countries I dream of visiting one day is Peru. Several of our friends have visited Machu Picchu, and seeing the majestic landmark with our children is now obsessively on my bucket list.

peru-avocado

Serendipitously, I was contacted by Avocados from Peru to celebrate a monumental summer with them. I hope you will join me, and other lifestyle experts, as we are discovering more about avocados from Peru. Most of the Haas avocados we bought while living in Europe were actually from Peru, and now I am happy to find them here in New York as well.

It might be easy to say that avocado is an avocado, but I know better. Oranges taste better in Morocco than in Florida, the strawberries in Finland are much sweeter than the ones in Spain, and the watermelon just doesn’t taste the same in Alabama as in Indonesia. The avocados from Peru are slightly larger in size because of their climate conditions. The avocados from Peru also have a slightly thicker skin making them perfect for eating directly without peeling. I love making stuffed avocados as party appetizers, and my daughter loves making baked avocados with an egg in the middle for a nutritious breakfast. The avocados with thicker skin are better suitable for both of these dishes. The best: the avocados from Peru are in peak season right now, and you can find them from your local grocery store.

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“The avocados in Peru are huge and delicious. They are a mandatory ingredient to try when experiencing Peru’s culinary delights”

says my travel blogger friend Buzz Bishop of Local Pony.

Just seeing photos of the avocado orchids in this beautiful landscape make me a lover of Peruvian avocados.

Peru by Michael Turte of TimeTravelTurtle.com

It really was my friend, travel blogger Michael Turte of the TimeTravelTurtle.com, whose gorgeous photos and travel stories from Peru made me want to book a trip to Peru immediately.

Join the Avocado Party

Avocados from Peru with Salmon

I created an entire Summer Party menu around the Avocados from Peru, stay tuned for recipes and how I paired avocados with smoked salmon.

You can also see how Coryanne Ettiene of Kitchen Living with Coryanne made two different kinds of stuffed avocado dishes for her summer parties.

Join us for Pinning Party

 
The party week begins on Pinterest with a summer themed pinning party focused on stylish summer entertaining, summer inspired recipes, and summer lifestyle inspiration. Follow the party board to join the party.

When: Monday, June 15, 2015
Time: 8pm – 9pm EST
Where: Pinterest tag #AvosFromPeru & Party Board
Follow: @CoryanneEttiene @AvocadosFromPeru @Skimbaco @PartyBluPrints Blog



Avodados from Peru Pinterest Party! Join us Monday, June 15, 2015 Time: 8pm – 9pm EST

Prizes: Avocados From Peru will be gifting 4 x $100 Visa Gift Cards during the Pinning Party.
How does a Pinning Party work? Joining a Pinning Party is as easy as following the party board and the hosts, then popping on to Pinterest to watch the party pins populate live during the party hour. By following the board and the hosts, you will see all the party themed pins as they are populated and be able to engage live with everyone else at the party by leaving comments on the party pins, re-pinning the pins that inspire you and sharing your favorite pins on Facebook and Twitter. During the party, 4 prize pins will appear, for a chance to win, leave a comment replying to the question. Can’t make the party hour? Don’t worry, the beauty of a Pinning Party is that the pins are there for you to review long after the party ends.
Rules & Regulations: Prizes are open to US residents over the age of 18. Winners will be selected at random from the comments left on the prize pins, and announced following the Pinning party by @CoryanneEttiene. Winners will be sent a private Pin message to notify them of their win. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. For a full list of rules and regulations, contact Ettiene Media LLC. This Pinning Party is not associated with Pinterest and is an independent joint venture sponsored by Avocados From Peru and Ettiene Media LLC.

Join us for a Twitter Party

The party week continues with a very special Twitter Launch Party welcoming @AvosFromPeru to Twitter. Please join us to celebrate their new Twitter stream in a summer themed Twitter Party focused on stylish entertaining and healthy summer recipes, and meet the @PeruBrothers who will be helping us to celebrate the summer.

avocados from peru twitter party

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 8pm – 9pm EST
Where: Twitter tag #AvosFromPeru
Follow: @CoryanneEttiene @Skimbaco @PartyBluPrints @DawnSandomeno @PeruBrothers @AvosFromPeru
Prizes: Avocados From Peru will be gifting 5 x $100 Visa Gift Cards during the Twitter Party. No RSVP required.
Rules & Regulations: Prizes are open to US residents over the age of 18. Winners will be selected at random and announced following each prize question live during the party by @CoryanneEttiene. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited. For a full list of rules and regulations, contact Ettiene Media LLC. This Twitter Party is not associated with Twitter and is an independent joint venture sponsored by Avocados From Peru and Ettiene Media LLC.

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Photos: Michael Turtle of Time Travel Turtle, Paige Totaro of All Over the Map, and Avocados from Peru. The food photos: Katja Presnal

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, but my love for avocados and travel is real, and my opinions my own.

Post by Katja Presnal

“My mission is to inspire you to live life to the fullest and find your own “skimbaco,” how you enjoy life where ever you are in the moment. For ideas for travel, home, food and fashion, subscribe to weekly Skimbaco Lifestyle feed on Mondays and I hope you get my newsletter that I send out sometimes on Fridays.” Katja Presnal, editor-in-chief and the owner of Skimbaco Lifestyle.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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