Much excitement. The grocer actually had some coriander leaves in stock.  I will not tell you the cost. There were also some avocados. Again the price was frightening.  However I had a craving for nachos and guacamole.  I bought three avocados, three tomatoes, a bunch of coriander, and two packets of Doritos.

Real Guacamole

Mash the avocados in a bowl with a tablespoon of lime juice and about half a teaspoon of salt.

Finely chop the bunch of coriander, a clove of garlic (or use a teaspoon of garlic paste) an onion, three tomatoes and three chillies, then pound them all to a paste in a mortar, with a squeeze more of lime juice and a few green peppercorns. I believe using a mortar and pestle to smash the vegetables has a profoundly positive effect on the flavour. It seems to really bring out the coriander taste especially.


Mix the paste into the avocado.

Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Serve with Nachos or with crudites; strips of celery, carrot and capsicum.  Also nice on toast for breakfast with a few drops of Tabasco.

Guacamole Party Dip

To make it go further at a party as a dip, double the recipe and mix in two pottles of sour cream, a few drops of tabasco and a little more salt, and a tablespoon of Best brand mayonnaise. 


About Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.
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