Bearss Lime

Mild Guacamole

Recipe by Non-Reactive Pan,

1 avocado, sliced into cubes and removed from the skin
1/4 cup onion (white, yellow, red, or green), finely chopped
1 small tomato, diced (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1–2 teaspoons olive oil
1–2 teaspoons fresh lime or lemon juice (optional)


Fresh Guacamole

Adapted from

2 ripe avocados, halved, pits removed
2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1/4–1/2 cup fresh tomato, diced (optional)
1–2 teaspoons fresh jalapeño or other hot pepper, minced, seeds removed (see Cook’s note)
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (more if you love cilantro)
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt


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The Book of Citrus

Jonathan Sauer, in his book Historical Geography of Crop Plants: A Select Roster, notes that, “Almost nothing is certain about the natural geography and ecology of truly wild citrus. Both the distribution and genetics of the genus have been drastically modified in Asia by human intervention.”   Citrus is believed to have originated somewhere in Southeast Asia or Southern China but it has naturally evolved and hybridized itself so that it is hard to find its pure roots.  Generally speaking, however, there are some  types of citrus that have emerged over time into distinct groups.

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