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Open Flavor Fridays: Guacamole

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The creation of better worlds and never drink beer at 34 degrees.

Restaurant Chain Chipotle Warns Climate Change Could Force Guacamole Off Their Menu Photo by David McNew/Getty Images

Guacamole, or guac if you don’t like syllables, season is starting. It is a season that starts with the Super Bowl and ends when avocado prices go over two dollars a piece. Here’s how you make the best guac;

  • 2 avocados
  • 2 dashes salt
  • minced shallot
  • minced jalapeno, half seeds removed
  • dash garlic
  • hint of lime juice

Mash all together with your manual potato masher. Serve. That’s it.

Here’s the other right way to make the best guac.

  • 2 avocados
  • hint of lime juice
  • olive oil
  • cilantro
  • salt to taste

Put all in a blender. Serve. That’s it.

Here’s the other right way to make guac.

  • Take avocados and salsa rosa

Mix together and serve.

Here is the final way to make guacamole.

  • Take avocados and add things you like. Serve.

There are not wrong ways for you to make guac. There are wrong ways for me to do it, because I like specific things. You probably like other things.

Today, I want to learn about your favorite way to make guacamole. Because I need to make a lot of guac in just a week.


This is your reminder that communal story telling is awesome. Jake and I worked together to make him a DnD character with a unique story. In this case he’s playing a half-orc cleric of light. Together we figured out some unique twists. His mother is the orc and his father was one of the most beautiful elves in history. They passed away when they got a blinding disease. He turned to a faith to discover how to shine light everywhere so none would be blinded again.

It should be a fun character and I look forward to seeing Jake does with this character.

Role-playing games can be as good a distraction as sports. But in RPGs we can build fantastical worlds and they become what we want them to be. The best part is in the case of the Everflow is there’s just a dozen or so working together. That’s a lot easier than real life. In real life creating the world you want to see takes millions.

One of the tales we’re going to tell together is about Rohan and his dog. It’s a simple love story about a man who refused to let his dog die. It’ll be fine to create a world with others.


It came up in the SaH Facebook Live session at Friday’s practice, but the only reason to use a beer koosie is to identify your beer. It serves no purpose to keep your beer cold. Plus, your beer shouldn’t be at near-freezing ever. Frigid foods and boiling foods are very difficult to taste. Taste buds hate extreme temperatures. When I tasted coffee for a living we tasted across temperature spectrums, but didn’t start until they were well below boiling.

Here’s your cheat to drinking beers from coldest to warmest

  • Freezing - Cheap ass lagers
  • Mid-40s - Full flavored lagers
  • High-40s - Most ales, Belgians and other yeasty things
  • Low-50s - Stouts and Porters
  • Just below room temp - High strength barleywines and other high-octane varieties

We end with a strong bit of advice from Lawrence, Kansas

This is your weekly open thread.