GLT Wrap

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Everyone knows what a BLT is, if you don’t, then you quite possibly have been living on Jupiter until today, and in that case,  a BLT is a Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich.

Sorry, I just had to explain that before my inbox becomes inundated with the question…what is a BLT?!

Back to the topic at hand.  Today’s post is all about the GLT.

Guacamole Lettuce and Tomato Wrap!

Which is ridiculously easy to make and so healthy for you that it automatically justifies eating that chocolate bar right afterwards.

So just what is a GLT and how do I make one for myself you ask?  Let’s not waste any time then…


1 ripe Avocado, halved
Pinch of Chipotle Chile Powder
Splash of Lime Juice
6 Cherry Tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 large Red Leaf Lettuce leaves
2 6″ Whole Wheat Tortillas (or one large 10″)
Dash of Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Asiago cheese, coarsely grated (divided)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation and Assembly

Scoop out flesh from one half of the avocado and place in a bowl.  Mash avocado with a fork and add salt, pepper, garlic powder, chipotle chile powder and lime juice.  Stir to combine.  This is your guacamole spread.

To the other half of the avocado, slice thinly and divide in half.

Warm the tortillas slightly in a microwave by zapping them for about 10 seconds on medium power.

Divide the guacamole in half and spread over the two tortillas.

Place one large lettuce leaf leaf over the guacamole.  Add sliced cherry tomatoes and the slices of avocado.  Top with asiago cheese.  Roll up and eat!

Word of warning…this can be a little messy to eat, so make sure you have a napkin on hand…now if you’ll excuse me, I have a chocolate bar begging to be eaten…




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Flip Flop Beach Bag

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In my *real world* job, I help clients find their next new home and/or help them sell their existing home. The entire time I am dealing with people, I am carefully watching for indications of favourite colours, trends, interests, tastes and anything else I can pick up from them (unknowingly of course).  I then utilize this information to come up with a tailored and personalized closing gift.

Like this Beach Bag.

Which is for Deb (same name, cool eh?), who LOVES flip flops.  She has the largest collection of actual flip flops I have ever seen in one household, along with flip flop nic knacks, a flip flop table lamp, flip flop wall mounted decor, and many other things.  If it is in the shape of a flip flop, then she pretty much has it.  So it wasn’t hard to come up with an idea for a closing gift.

During my last trip Stateside a month ago, I hit up JoAnn’s Fabric stores as I was certain they would have some flip flop fabric.  To my surprise, the one and only pattern that they used to carry was long discontinued.  Dang it.  Next step was the internet.  What a wonderful thing it is too.  In no time I found a website ( that carried oodles of fabrics depicting flip flops in a variety of colours and backgrounds.

Perfect.  With the fabric chosen and ordered, I set about coming up with a pattern to use.  I did have one that I had used before, but wanted something larger to hold more towels, lotion, books, sunglasses, camera, etc.  I located several on-line, but couldn’t make up my mind which one would be best so ended up taking ideas from 2 different patterns and incorporating them into one.

Here is how it turned out….


DSC02487The bag is fully lined and features two inside pockets, one on each side and 2 outer pockets on each end with elastic encased in the seam allowance along the top to hold things in.



DSC02485 I also made a zippered cosmetic case, attaching via a tether that you can un-clip to use in your purse.  Finished dimensions are 14″ high x 17 1/2″ wide x 11″ depth.  Pretty darn roomy.  I will be adding some additional goodies inside the bag before I deliver it next week and I know she will absolutely go nuts for it.

Meanwhile, I think I am going to make another one for myself, after all Mexico is coming up soon ;)


P.S.  I will be detailing how I made this one for a future blog post.

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