Based on Boston Globe Magazine, Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven, March 6, 2005 Serves 4
Halve and pit the avocados. Immediately sprinkle the flesh with lemon juice. Grate the onion into the bowl and stir well.
Chop the garlic coarsely, sprinkle with salt, and use a blunt knife to scrape the garlic and salt until the garlic liquefies. Add it to the avocado mixture with the black pepper. Stir well.
Stir in the chopped tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. Taste for seasoning, add more salt or black pepper if you like, and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the mixture, refrigerate for 10 minutes so the flavors mellow, and serve with chips or crackers.
They changed for dinner. In those days //
no one was in a hurry, it was real time //
every time. Usually the streets were saddled with fog //
at night. In the daytime it mostly blew away. //
We kept on living because we knew how. //
Maple seeds like paperclips skittered in the allees. //
We knew not how many enthusiasts climbed the slope, //
nor how long they took. It was, in the words of one, //
"beholding" not to know. We eased by.
-- John Ashbery, "Tension in the Rocks"
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