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Guacamole for me is something that I never tire of, and love dearly. Surprisingly, I was not a huge lover of this dip when I was a child…..but it grew on me and now has become a beloved cherished friend. Maybe I did not care for it much, because as a child we rarely had dinner at home. Subsequently, my parents would constantly take us to this one particular popular Mexican joint causing serious Mexican food burn out for me as a child. The only real positive memory I have of the place was the waitress knew us by name – and would give my sister, brother and I free packs of gum. Or possibly, because my little grandma made the most amazing Mexican food, and her guac was hard to beat. I remember making some guacamole with Grandma for a cultural day at school….that of course we had to bring along her famous tamales with to share. Drat! I wish I new her secret tamale recipe. Although, I am sure there was no written record of it, because of her awesome way of measuring everything by hand. Jenny and I will have to combine forces at some point to try and recreate the tamales together. So we can once more keep the memories alive of making tamales with Grandma. Funny thing for those of you who know how long of a process it is to make tamales(which as a child it sometimes felt like days) no one who was in my grandma’s kitchen while the tamales cooked was allowed to leave, because she would say that the tamales would become jealous and turn out terribly. Gotta love Grandma, she was a riot. By us being stuck in the kitchen while the tamales cooked we shared some fabulous times. Memories of which I shall treasure for the rest of my life.

Sorry for drifting off topic. Certain recipes/food always reminds me of my dear grandma, and leaves me with bittersweet feelings leaving my mind to meander back to happy times together. Back to guacamole. People please do not get between me and my avocados, because who knows what I am liable to do. I LOVE AVOCADOS! Now that I have proclaimed my undying love for all the world to see, we can move forward. For me making the perfect guacamole is a personal thing all about the ratios of the ingredients. The base ingredients of avocado, tomato, onion and some sort of acid lime or lemon juice should never be deviated from. Feel free to add more of or less of the ingredients to suit your own taste.


3 large ripe avocados

1/2  of 1 lime or lemon

1/4 cup onion, diced finely

1/4 cup tomato, diced finely

1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno, chopped

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

salt to taste


First cut avocados in half and scoop out the fruit. On a cutting board roughly chop the avocado.

Next place the avocado in a bowl.

Squeeze half lime or lemon over the chopped avocado.

Using a potato masher – mash avacodos.

Fold in the onion, tomatoes & jalapeno.

Stir in garlic powder and salt.

Serve and enjoy!



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