View Full Version : Unlimited Avocados... WOW!
02-01-2006, 08:21 PM
We just found a neighbor that has TWO avocado trees that have just started to drop avocados. We stopped on the road today and they are just rotting on the ground. OUCH!
We figure we're going to stop by and offer to keep the avocado's picked up off the lawn for them until the end of the season. WOW! Just imagine how many avocados that is! We'll be able to share them too. There were about 20 on the ground from the last week, and that was only under about 20% of the tree that hung over the road.
What are your favourite things to do with avocados?
We make a coconut cream/avocado/carob cream pie, dip, dressing, and puddings (that I can think of). I've also seen wraps made with avocado too.
02-01-2006, 08:25 PM
On your avatar, are you on top of a telephone pole????
:p :p :p :p
02-01-2006, 09:41 PM
oh, you just made me homesick for when I used to live near Griffith Park in L.A. We used to pick avocadoes all the time! A friend's dad made us an avocado picker from a broom handle with a frame and a bag to catch them!!! Muahahaha it was awesome.
I would hope the trees are still there - there were some in that area where you could definitely pick from the street without trespassing if anyone wants to look around there. :cool: They're probably organic too LOL.
Sheryl, they're also very useful blended into almost any soups, like carrot ginger lime soup for one. You can make salad dressing out of them and not have to use oil. Avocado mayo is awesome. There's so much you can do with them.
You should pick some unripe if you can and let them ripen at home, if rotting is a problem with the ones on the ground, or if they're past their prime. They ripen well after picking.
02-02-2006, 11:06 AM
You lucky thing, when I used to live in Australia I was able to eat them by the bucket load,( slight exaggeration) now I am allergic to them, in a big way, Ive tried to find a substitute but nothing tastes the way a ripe creamy avocado tastes!
02-02-2006, 02:39 PM
I am on top of a telephone pole. I had a harness on though! *GRIN*
Thanks for all the ideas! One vacant house near us has a custard apple tree too - we ate well the month they were ripe. They just sat all over the ground... most people eat so little fruit/veggies that a tree bearing FOOD just isn't exciting. Wow! There are also three mango trees around the corner, and we have a friend who knows someone with 40+ trees that aren't harvested... we're definitely going to vist and dry as much as we can. My Excalibur will be busy that month! I'll freeze some for smoothies too.
Gotta love food you can harvest yourself! WOW!
02-03-2006, 06:29 PM
NO FAIR!!!!!! you're so lucky!!!! my fave thing to do with an avocado is eat it. haha i mean plain
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