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Still life with tomato and avocado slices.
Nice, I really like how the two colors look. I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever had avocado before. I’ve tried tomatoes though 😀
Oh, Greenlants, never to have had a avocado! They are a staple in our family, especially mixed with tomato, onion, a little garlic, cilantro, and lemon juice in the best guacamole ever. Yum!
PS “Happy Truck Day” to all you New Englanders out there….
I mean I knew I was sheltered as a child, didn’t realize I was THAT sheltered 😛 But seriously, I’ve never had an avocado, or guacamole either! :O
A sheltered childhood can be a good thing and I’d guess the deprivation of avocado and guacamole more due to locale and local cuisine than anything else…. but I wish I could email you a batch of “guac” cuz I bet you’d really like it. Of course, sliced avocado and tomato are great just that way in a salad or on a sandwich, so head on out to your local green grocer’s and pick up a couple and go for it. I recommend just a little salt & pepper that way….. enjoy 🙂
Although this photo tasted good afterward, from a visual perspective it’s a snoozefest with fairly sloppy lighting (all due respect, of course).
Claire, I tend to agree, but what do I know? 😉 Here’s the feedback I’ve received on Flickr thus far:
said, “really lovely, great colours.”
said, “wonderful color and dof.”
said, “what a cool presentation!”
When I look at this photograph I can only think one thing. You should have turned it into guacamole!
Ashley – that’s exactly what Claire was referring to. *grin* I made guacamole right after I took the shot. 😀
🙂 Yum. How do you make yours?? I have a GREAT recipe. I can’t keep the stuff around the house. I’ll make a batch enough for 12 people, and it won’t matter if theirs only 2 in the house. The stuff’s gone within 20 minutes.
It tends to vary based on what’s available… If I have the following, this is what ends up in the bowl:
Avocado, finely diced onions, diced tomatoes, minced garlic, salt, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Sometimes I’ll include some chopped, roasted green chilies, too.
If all I have fresh in the house is avocado, I’ll slum it by adding salsa, garlic powder, salt, and dried cilantro.
How do you make yours? (This thread is making me HUNGRY)
same basic things you just said. Fresh avocado, fresh cilantro, fresh garlic, onion and tomato. But I also throw in an Anaheim pepper for flavor, and a jalapenio for fire. my husband makes a homemade salsa too. same stuff, but with out the avocado, add some green onions, a peblano (sp) pepper, and [depending on whether or not you wanna spend the evening in the bathroom] a habeniarro (sp) haha
Are you taking notes, Greenlants? Be sure, however, to ask your produce guy for helping choosing the avacodo – that can be a little tricky. And get a good bag of corn chips to dip the guac with – altho it’s fabulous spread on a burger or sandwich. My mother-in-law used to eat it on a saltine but I’d rather have it just off the spoon it that’s my only choice…! At our house, we gotta have lime or lemon juice, too, just a dash. We have lots of “tastes” (“here, let me sample that for you… uh, needs a little of this or that” “let me try again” (lol) until we get it “just right” and then it’s half gone anyway 🙂
Awesome pic! Looks delicious!
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