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Old 02-18-2014, 05:39 AM   #71
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chips or a spoon...
It goes well with a spoon? Maybe a spoon and a movie?
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:16 AM   #72
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It goes well with a spoon? Maybe a spoon and a movie?
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Of course, then you won't have to pause the movie when you run out of chips. The chips are just a conveyance device for the guacamole anyway, a bowl of salsa is a nice addition.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:22 PM   #73
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True, there is never leftover avocado. As a matter of fact we have to buy two, one for each. For some reason we cannot share.
As I live alone I have to eat the whole avocado at one go. It would be wasteful not to. Somehow this is not the trial that one might think. I can cope.
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As I live alone I have to eat the whole avocado at one go. It would be wasteful not to. Somehow this is not the trial that one might think. I can cope.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:37 PM   #75
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Here's a bunch of pictures RB...
They look smaller than the Florida avocado. Maybe it s because i was smaller when I lived in Florida. But I do remember climbing avocado trees.

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I'll be honest - I'm lazy when it comes to making guacamole, and I like for it to be consistent each time I make it. So I use this guacamole mix, and add a Roma tomato cut into small dice:

I thought about this mix as soon as the topic was started.
I saw someone mix up a bowl at the local bar and I tried some. It was okay, but seemed rather salty and you could taste the mix more than the avocado. I doubt I would ever buy any after trying it out.
Its to easy to make homemade.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:23 PM   #76
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I thought about this mix as soon as the topic was started.
I saw someone mix up a bowl at the local bar and I tried some. It was okay, but seemed rather salty and you could taste the mix more than the avocado. I doubt I would ever buy any after trying it out.
Its to easy to make homemade.
Whatevah. I'm a salt fiend and I like it
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Quick...avocado mashed with Pace Picante Sauce...grab a spoon and devour.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:18 PM   #78
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I agree - salty, crunchy chips with creamy, slightly chunky guac is best, although I also like it in fajitas. I like to put salsa, guac *and* cheese on fajitas

And yes, it's a gorgeous bowl. I love Mexican art.
You've pointed out a very IMPORTANT concept of guacamole. Don't puree it!

Believe me, I'm an honorary Mexican because I was born and grew up in So.Cal. I spend a lot of time in San Diego and I don't know why but it appears to me we have a more active Mexican community in Los Angeles even though further north.

Don't use a blender or food processor on guacamole. If you have dried spices, grind them with mortar and pestle. Then chop the tomatoes, garlic, onions, cilantro, whatever. Add your salt and whatever other spices, and then mash it all with a tablespoon but stop while it is still lumpy!

If you don't see small avocado chunks in your guacamole then you went too far!
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Yep we are surrounded by zillions over here. If you have the room, I wouldn't plant it close to the walls at all. They are a big job in the yard though with all the spent leaves. Be sure to pick up the over ripe ones on the ground or be prepared to live with a fat dog. They adore avocado's. My friend owns an avocado ranch and her dogs can hardly walk.
My dog will eat ground avocados over my cold, dead body!
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Thanks, Kay. Really colorful. I like it a lot.

It's looking like guac is better with a crunchy chip rather than a celery or carrot accompaniment.
I just may make some this weekend.
Guacamole is THE vegetable. Dipping it with more vegetables does not work.

Serve guacamole with some kind of (preferably) salty tortilla chips, or as an alternative, with crackers.

Note that there is a synergy going with the guacamole taste plus the taste of corn tortilla chips. The operant word here is corn, although I suppose flour tortilla chips, blue corn tortilla chips, or maize tortilla chips are reasonable choices too.

Native Americans in central and south America have been making guacamole and tortillas for thousands of years. They evolved together. There is a good reason why they go together and this is it.

(North American natives make tortillas and similar breads too but I have never known them to grow avocados or make guacamole.)
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