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Thursday, March 1, 2012

california avocado season...

is here
march through september is the official season
tasty guacamole
3 ripe avacadoes-mashed (potato masher works well)
1 tomato diced - remove seeds (cut stem off tomato and squeeze seeds out)
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeƱo (i wear latex gloves to keep away from skin)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 garlic cloves - squeeze through garlic press
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil 
coarse kosher salt - to taste
freely ground pepper - to taste

best way to peel an avocado
cut it in half length wise
turn it by a 1/4 
cut in half length wise
give a little twist with your hands and pull apart
seed will come right out and you will have quarters
peel skin like a banana

best way to ripen an avocado
place fruit in brown paper bag with an apple or banana at room temperature overnight
keep ripe avocados in refrigerator, they will stay good for a few days
keep unripened fruit on counter
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  1. oh YUM! and you'll need to take my word on this, but the BEST chips, HANDS-DOWN are Juanitas (the RED bag). I've only seen them sold at Winco, which I don't think you have in So. Cal, but you can order them here...and you should! You'll just have to trust me on this!!!!


    PS...When are we going to see Brooke's room reveal? The suspense is killing me!

  2. i will give the chips a try, i can't find great one's here which i find very funny living in so cal. brooke is still waiting for a few key pieces. we hope to reveal soon.

  3. A trick I learned from my produce manager when buying avocados. When you think you have just the right one, remove the small stub at the stem. If you see only green inside, it will be perfect. If you see any brown, ther will be brown spots inside.

  4. So exciting! Thank you...can't wait to continue to follow your blog. You are amazing.

  5. Oh my gosh! I can't believe it! My e-mail address is briannahunt@comcast.net
    I will definitely keep following your blog! :)

    Thank you so much!