Avocado

@savypat (20248)
United States
August 3, 2011 2:03pm CST
There are two of us. We love avocado and the best place for us to get these is from Costco but they come in packages of 6 and are usually very hard when we buy them. Well it seems to take about 4 days for the first one to get ripe, after that the next two get ripe, then the remaining 3 get ripe. So we wait four days, tenderly feeling each one each day sometimes more then once a day. Finally we find it and being fair, split it in half, the one that finds it gets to lick the knife. On the next day we each get one, heaven has arrived. Then comes the final day, we discuss the matter, can we each eat one and save one? Will that last one still be good? Could we each eat one and split the last one, would it make us sick, Hubby says no he'll have one in the morning and his half at night. So we agree, this is what we will do. Then I start to laugh and tell him, do you realize how much time and effort we spend each time we buy avocadoes? This starts him laughing also, well he gets a grin on his face, and it's all over until we can afford avocadoes again. Do you have food you go crazy over?
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19 responses
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
3 Aug 11
I have six avocado trees on the farm and one where I live. they are now just bearing. if you want one to ripen quickly put it into a brown paper bag together with a banana I adore them - when the crop really comes in and they are eaten daily with bread, we call them 'country butter'.
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@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
I feel very blessed that I don't even have to get through that pain of getting avocados. I do love avocados for I know how nutritious they are and certainly would love having them everyday but unfortunately this fruit is seasonal. Nevertheless when it is in season I need not travel long just to buy some for me and my family. The market nearby gives me enough supply of this fruit and besides I also do have a sister in law who gives me avocados for free. Those are her own harvests because her avocado tree bears so much fruits each year and she shares them with me. I also have two avocado trees in my garden and one of them is already flowering. I know the first flower will not turn into fruits yet so I have to wait till next year to enjoy a truly fruitful avocado year.
@salonga (27961)
• Philippines
4 Aug 11
My Avocado Tree in Bloom - My Avocado Tree Blooms
By the way, I would like to share a pic of my flowering avocado tree. Here you might be interested to see. I am just so happy and proud to have planted an avocado which has started to bloom. I hope you are my neighbor so I can share the fruits with you.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
4 Aug 11
Isn't it the best thing in the world when you can go to your backyard to get fruits or vegetables. I love it. I live in Puerto Rico and we have everything from avocados, mangos, breadfruit, starfruit, bananas, and Plaintens. We are waiting for our lemons, grapefruits, oranges, tomatoes and even gandules beans to harvest. What I don't understand is why alot of people here have walked away from growing things in their backyard. I guess they are lazy. I love it because its so healthy compare to the stuff in the stores. By the way I feel blessed too, to be able to grow all these things right in the backyard. Enjoy!
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@GardenGerty (88809)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Aug 11
Unfortunately, I tend to go crazy over almost all foods. I am doing better. I can imagine the anticipation, though of waiting for those yummy avocados. I would probably split one a day for three days,and make guacamole out of the three remaining. They are just so yummy.
• United States
4 Aug 11
GUACAMOLE? I love guacamole. I don't get it as much as I would like, though. Do you have a favorite recipe? If you do could you place it into this discussion for me? Thank you.
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@GardenGerty (88809)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Aug 11
I think the thing that is best about my guacamole is that it is not mashed to butter consistency. I use three or four ripe avocados, then use a pastry blender to mush them up.Add two or three tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice to prevent browning, and a pinch of coarse salt. If you like a little kick add a few drops of hot sauce or juice from canned jalapenos. To that I would add one salad size tomato chopped finely, and half a yellow onion. A clove or two of garlic minced is also good. If you like cilantro, go ahead and add it as well. Refrigerate, serve as you like it. A short cut is to chop up the avocados as above, and add about 1/4-1/3 cup of salsa and stir it in as well as lemon or lime juice. I know some people mix sour cream, Miracle Whip or Mayo into their guacamole, but I am more of a purist in this case.
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I honestly have to say that I wish that avocados were something that was able to grow around here. However, we don't live in a tropical environment so all of ours are imported. That doesn't mean that I don't buy them, however. I buy mine at Wal-Mart or Meijer because their prices on avocados are far more reasonable than they are at the grocery store. In addition to that, I find that they are also ripe when I want to eat them. I probably end up buying avocados at least twice a month and more during the summer.
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@wongchoiyee (6178)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 11
Avocado is good for face too. I have a facial wash with avocado at home.
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• Philippines
4 Aug 11
I love avocado too. Perfect for milk shake or simply put condensed milk on it. So yummy. I go crazy for KFC chicken fillet sandwich. Two thumbs up. So delicious. And their mashed potato poured with KFC gravy, fantastic. You couldn't ask for more.
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@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
4 Aug 11
I have a crush on nectarines. I'm always looking forward for the season when I can purchase them in the store. I also love cherries. As for certain fruits are only available during some months I really eat as much as I can when it's the harvest of them is due.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 11
At the back of my house I have an avocado tree. Every year during the fruit season we get good supply of avocados from this one tree. We will pluck those matured fruits from the tree and leave them for few days to ripen. I like avocados too and can never have enough of them.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
4 Aug 11
I love avocados too but fortunately for me my husband doesn’t so I don’t have to share. At our house we get like that about other foods not quite as healthy as avocados; French fries being one of them. The three of us love French fries and if we share a plate we will all eat too fast in order to get as many as we get or if we don’t share, the person who has some left when the others finish theirs (which is usually me) is the one who loses out as the other two dip into that person’s plate!
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@Kreamy (6)
• United States
4 Aug 11
I freaking love avocado... my mother used to make it for me as a child... My favorite food is green bean casserole.. My favorite thanksgiving dish.
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@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
4 Aug 11
We like avocadoes too. I usually just buy them one at a time at the fruit and vegetable stand near us, this way it is an inexpensive treat and it's usually ripe the next day, so I don't have to keep testing.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
3 Aug 11
Avocados - A picture of avocados from my tree in the backyard!
OMG I love avocados to! In fact at this very time we have about 4 big ones on our counter. You see we have about 3 avocado trees in our yard and they are to die for. My partner in crime and I have been sharing one a day and we can't get enough of them. I'm so glad that they are healthy for us. Today was the only day since last week sometime that we didn't have any. I'm sure one of those avocados on the counter will be ready by dinner time tomorrow night. I can't wait! I will try to attach a picture.
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@marguicha (78317)
• Chile
3 Aug 11
I love avcados,but I prefer to buy them one by one and when they ar almost ready to eat. That way I can decide whether to use them in a salad or in sushi if they are firm or to make a delicious paste with them and olive oil for bread at tea time. If you want the avocados to ripn more quickly, wrap them in newspaper. They will be ready very soon.
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• United States
3 Aug 11
Cute reminds me of how we are about most any fruit that isn't ripe when you buy it. The one we've had to do that with lately is Nectarines, Aldi had them on special the other week and I stocked up. It was hard to get the kids to leave them alone so they could soften up as they are not as sweet when they are hard.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Aug 11
Cherries - rainier cherries - and cherry season is almost over, darn it...
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@dragon54u (31291)
• United States
3 Aug 11
I have never cared for avacados but hear they're very good for you. I am nuts over honey tangerines, which are very hard to find. Last year there weren't any at all, anywhere I looked. This past winter I found a few but they were not as good as they've been in the past. I've recently had a craving for oranges but the ones I get are kind of dried out, the segments don't separate without tearing, and they're not as sweet as oranges usually are. I'd love to have a honey tangerine or a juicy orange right now!
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@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
4 Aug 11
If I were to have one of those trees in my yard, I would be eating them all the time. I think they would be good on a burger or in a salad. I would experiment just to see what they would be good with. Do you experiment with different things in cooking? What are some of your experiments that worked out well for you?
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
5 Aug 11
Nothing I cook ever comes out the same. I wil generally start with a recipe and then just add a pinch of this and that. I love to start with a package of cold slaw and then start adding, I always add seeds and often cheese, but then I put cold meat in or cooked vegies just what ever is around a little dressing on top and you have a great healthy lunch or dinner.
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• United States
8 Aug 11
I love a good coleslaw. When I make it at home, the sauce I make has horseradish and heavy cream in it. YUMMY.
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@stringer321 (2662)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
16 Aug 11
I love Pasiflora lately. This fruit has a lot of juice inside , a litlle soure and refreshing and sweet with many small seeds. That fruit is also expansive even many people grow that thing in their garden. I just want to have so many of it so I can make me a bottle of juice so I just have to drink it without chewing the seeds. Wow , that will be fun !!!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
16 Aug 11
have never seen that fruit. But I love to try new fruit when ever I can get it.
@Mitch0611 (105)
• Philippines
26 Aug 11
hahaha I love your story! Since Philippines is a tropical country we can buy avocado's in the market ripe or raw every season. Plus we don't usually wait for that long to ripen avocados when avocado season. Pineapples, mango, banana and papaya is always available in the market here so these kind of fruits are very common is our kitchen. But what I'm crazy about is grapes,watermelon and green apples! yumyum!