Stuffed Avocado

As I just got a “bing” from WordPress telling me that I now have 600 followers, I thought that most of them have not seen my earlier posts. This is my way of showing my appreciation to all my blogging friends, both old and new. Thank you for stopping by, thank you for reading, for your likes and follows, and simply for being a part of this wonderful supportive community – the blogosphere!

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When you hear stuffed shirt, you get a mental image of a retrograde, an inflexible old-fashioned conservative, maybe an arrogant poseur with no substance. The latter is probably the closest to the truth, as the idiom was actually born as a literal description of a scarecrow, dressed in real person’s clothes and stuffed with whatever was on hand to create the shape: hay, paper, rags… In other words, no substance. It has done its job, however, scaring away not only crows, but also other potential enemies of the crops.

egyptian-scarecrow

Scarecrows have existed for millennia but they had not always worn shirts, stuffed or otherwise. In Ancient Egypt, the fields were devastated not by crows but by quail. Inventive farmers would install wooden construction wrapped in nets. Stupid quail would get themselves tangled up in those nets and end up as a farmer’s dinner. Talking about killing two birds with…

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Congrats on 600 followers!

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    1. Thank you so much, Terri!

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  2. Madraasi says:

    Congrats and wish you get more followers, by the way I like the avocado stuffed recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear! I am glad you like the recipe!

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    1. Thank you, Jovina, I am glad you like it!

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  3. leebakers says:

    Congratulations on 600 followers! Love the stuffed avocado!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you like the recipe; it’s one of those appetizers that never fails to impress guests.

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  4. Congratulations! I hope 2017 is full of growth. You are a lovely writer! Always looking forward to your amazing recipes and lovely anecdotes 😊

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    1. Thank you so much for kind words; they mean a lot to me.

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      1. You are so welcome 😊. Glad to give you a smile!

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  5. Congratulations, you have a great blog!

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    1. Thank you so much! 🙂

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  6. Congratulations on your 600th follower!

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    1. Thank you so much – glad you like it!

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  7. The January Share and Inspire Others! post released today: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/january-2017-share-and-inspire-others-appetizers/ Please promote by the latest 20th January, 2017. New theme for February will be announced on the 1st. Hope you will be able to participate again.

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    1. Thank you again, I will post it in a couple of days, if it’s ok with you.

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      1. Perfect dear, deadline only Jan 20th, so you have lots of time. 😻😻

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      2. I think it would have more of an impact if it is spaced out over a few days, rather than everybody posting it at the same time.

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      3. 500% correct, whenenever you can it will be perfect. ❤

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  8. 600 followers .. and you know why we all follow you.. your recipes are amazing.. stuffed avocados with tuna…nice one

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!

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