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Old 09-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #11
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Bet your avocados are a tad more "local" than the rock hard efforts I have to put up with! (If I want a "ripe" avocado I will have to pay a small fortune for it - labelled "ripe and ready")

Er, but I digress! (Don't want to get chucked off the site just as I started re-posting!)

Your Chicken Fajitas sound delicious!
Avocados generally take a week or so to ripen after being picked. If they were kept in a nitrogen environment before reaching your grocer, then the ripening process has been delayed.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #12
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:22 PM   #13
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TB had gluten free smokies with tomatoes and cucumber out of our garden.

I had the fresh veggies as part of a quinoa salad with some goat cheese sprinkled on top and a raspberry vinaigrette.

I am trying to use up as much of our organic produce as possible so will have another form of salad for my lighter meal at 5. TB has sandwiches packed as usual!
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:30 PM   #14
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Avocados generally take a week or so to ripen after being picked. If they were kept in a nitrogen environment before reaching your grocer, then the ripening process has been delayed.

Hi Craig.

I suspect most of the avocados that reach British shores are basically destroyed on the altar of "shelf life". They never soften/ripen. They just seem to go brown inside. So you have to buy the "organic" ones which haven't been "preserved" and which cost a fortune.

(I do wonder why there are so many of the rock hard ones for sale, when nobody would buy them after one or maybe two failed attempts at a decent guacamole.)

I am pretty sure there was a thread about avocadoes. (Mods - I know, my bad.)
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:32 PM   #16
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Bet your avocados are a tad more "local" than the rock hard efforts I have to put up with! (If I want a "ripe" avocado I will have to pay a small fortune for it - labelled "ripe and ready")

Er, but I digress! (Don't want to get chucked off the site just as I started re-posting!)

Your Chicken Fajitas sound delicious!
Hee hee! You can't digress more than we already do! Welcome back!
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A tossed salad of kale, chard, kohlrabi, red lettuce, grated beets, carrots, blanched corn and green beans. Yes, I'm at the farm. The "dressing" was the salsa that didn't get jarred, and a bit of grated parm on top.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:43 PM   #18
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TB had gluten free smokies with tomatoes and cucumber out of our garden.

I had the fresh veggies as part of a quinoa salad with some goat cheese sprinkled on top and a raspberry vinaigrette.

I am trying to use up as much of our organic produce as possible so will have another form of salad for my lighter meal at 5. TB has sandwiches packed as usual!
Hey LPB!

I love goat's cheese. (Well, not the really strong kind - and recently I tried a blue goat's cheese which was not pleasant at all!) But there are loads of nice goat's cheeses around, and they are fantastic with salad. Hadn't thought of raspberry vinaigrette but that sounds really tasty!
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Hee hee! You can't digress more than we already do! Welcome back!
Phew!!! And there was me worrying!! And thanks!
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Phew!!! And there was me worrying!! And thanks!
Since digression is allowed....
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