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Old 07-28-2013, 03:01 PM   #171
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Those are two avocado halves that were grilled, then flipped over and some corn & black bean salsa spooned in.
I thought so, but wasn't positive. Yum. I love avocado, often just cut and eat with a little salt.

Andy, I float slices or chunks of avocado in my tortilla soup or diced onto the meat on a tostada. So it's not cooked, but warmed. I've also just spread it on toast like butter.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #172
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I thought so, but wasn't positive. Yum. I love avocado, often just cut and eat with a little salt.

Andy, I float slices or chunks of avocado in my tortilla soup or diced onto the meat on a tostada. So it's not cooked, but warmed. I've also just spread it on toast like butter.
I just eat it out of its natural "dish" with a bit of hot sauce and a spoon. Yum!
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #173
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The stores around here seem to have an aversion to offering ripe avos. You have to buy them and take them home for a several days before they are edible.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #174
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The stores around here seem to have an aversion to offering ripe avos. You have to buy them and take them home for a several days before they are edible.
Put them in a paper bag with a banana, they'll ripen faster. I'm getting adept at picking them out so they ripen in sequence so I can eat them just right each day. I buy them 5 at a time when they are good.
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We have to do that here too. And it's still hit or miss.

Love the avos in Mexico, in the summer, you can get them the size of your head! They're smooth-skinned, not the pebbly Haas.
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Put them in a paper bag with a banana, they'll ripen faster. I'm getting adept at picking them out so they ripen in sequence so I can eat them just right each day. I buy them 5 at a time when they are good.

I know that trick. Sometimes I just want it NOW!
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My mum always used to serve avocado with salad dressing in the hole where the pit was. I do that sometimes.

I was at the grocery store many years ago. A lady was testing the avocados for ripeness with her thumb.

Before I even thought about it I said, "Don't do that!" Oh, I felt silly. Linda, you real stuck your foot in it this time. But, she replied, "No? How am I supposed to check for ripeness?" I replied (very relieved that she didn't seem offended), "Put it in the palm of your hand and squeeze gently with your whole hand. Using a single finger makes a bruised, soft spot." "Oh, thank you." and then she went on to use my method.
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Apples work well in the bag too. It's the ethylene gas that some fruits give off while they are ripening.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #179
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I know that trick. Sometimes I just want it NOW!
Then you need to pick the right one... I know it's hard to be spontaneous when it comes to avocados, especially if you live where they need to be trucked in. Sometimes we get whole loads that are ripe NOW and by them time you get them home it's too late.
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