Aaron’s Guacamole

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

I like to leave the sour cream out and add 1 clove of garlic smashed to make this dish more healthy.

3 medium size Hass avocados

Juice of 1 lemon

2 T. sour cream

1/2 heirloom tomato, diced

1/4 to 1 jalapeno, finely diced

1 T. finely chopped cilantro

1/4 t. cumin

1/4 t. cayenne pepper

Dash of red hatch chile powder, to taste

Salt and pepper

Slice avocados in half and remove the seed. Slice avocado lengthwise in stripes being careful not to pierce the skin. Holding over a bowl, pinch the skin to push all the pulp into the bowl. Repeat with remaining halves. Mash with a fork or potato masher. Add all remaining ingredients and combine. Eat with your favorite tortilla chips.

Food styling by Theresa Gilliam

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About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. So many pictures of guacamole look totally unappetizing, but yours are amazing. So vibrant! I love the cilantro pic too. :)

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