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    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Mexican Haas Avocados

    I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    $1.50 a piece.

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Oct 25, 7:08*pm, A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > $1.50 a piece.


    We let 2 get over-ripe

    --Bryan

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    > dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    > $1.50 a piece.


    50? Wow! Lucky you

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    Christine Dabney Guest

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    On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:44:50 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    >> dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    >> $1.50 a piece.

    >
    >50? Wow! Lucky you


    Last Saturday, when I was at Berkeley Bowl, I found bags of them on
    the bargain shelves. For $0.99 for a bag of about 6 or so. And they
    were in good condition!! People were snapping them up right and left.
    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    sf Guest

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    On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:31:46 -0700, Christine Dabney
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:44:50 -0700, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love
    > ><[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    > >> dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    > >> $1.50 a piece.

    > >
    > >50? Wow! Lucky you

    >
    > Last Saturday, when I was at Berkeley Bowl, I found bags of them on
    > the bargain shelves. For $0.99 for a bag of about 6 or so. And they
    > were in good condition!! People were snapping them up right and left.
    > Christine


    I would if I saw them too.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    Andy Guest

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    A Moose in Love <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    > dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    > $1.50 a piece.



    Around Philadelphia they average 80 each for the large ones.

    Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once, meaning
    avo bingeing. Not that that's a bad thing! A non-issue for restaurants,
    cafeterias or large families.

    I'm very finicky about selecting them. They must have the nipple on top
    otherwise they rot more than ripen. No bruises or skin punctures. For "I
    need guac now," black skin with a little give, otherwise dark green and
    firm.

    At the supermarket, at $2/ea. for the small ones, they always turn to
    rot. And they have the nerve to put them in the bin labeled Large. Heck,
    the small ones would be marble sized! The produce market is steps away.

    We had a Hass avocado tree in the backyard. It was fun/challenging
    lassoing them down and not getting black and blue in the process!!!

    Good morning, world!

    Andy


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    A Moose in Love Guest

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    On Oct 26, 5:01*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > $1.50 a piece.

    >
    > Around Philadelphia they average 80 each for the large ones.
    >
    > Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    > cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once, meaning
    > avo bingeing. Not that that's a bad thing! A non-issue for restaurants,
    > cafeterias or large families.
    >


    What I find is that when I put them in the fridge, they stay firm for
    a long period of time. If I want a ripe couple, I put them out for a
    couple of days.
    Also, this is a bit off topic, but I ate one yesterday(nothing on or
    with it), it was pretty firm, but 1/2 hour after I ate it, I checked
    my blood sugar. It was the lowest it's been in years.
    5.0 mmol/l = 90 mg/dl. My body seems to like them. To me, they taste
    OK, but I eat them mostly for health reasons. I mean, I can eat one a
    day, but I'd rather have a nice Monte Cristo sandwich. What I've been
    doing with avos is to put them in a wrap along with red bell pepper, a
    bit of jalepeno, some tomato and squeezing lemon or lime juice over
    the whole thing. Not bad. I'd still rather have a nice Monte
    Cristo...


    > I'm very finicky about selecting them. They must have the nipple on top
    > otherwise they rot more than ripen. No bruises or skin punctures. For "I
    > need guac now," black skin with a little give, otherwise dark green and
    > firm.
    >
    > At the supermarket, at $2/ea. for the small ones, they always turn to
    > rot. And they have the nerve to put them in the bin labeled Large. Heck,
    > the small ones would be marble sized! The produce market is steps away.
    >
    > We had a Hass avocado tree in the backyard. It was fun/challenging
    > lassoing them down and not getting black and blue in the process!!!
    >
    > Good morning, world!
    >
    > Andy



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    ImStillMags Guest

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    On Oct 26, 2:01*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > $1.50 a piece.

    >
    > Around Philadelphia they average 80 each for the large ones.
    >
    > Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    > cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once, meaning
    > avo bingeing. Not that that's a bad thing! A non-issue for restaurants,
    > cafeterias or large families.


    Avocados keep well in the refrigerator. They will continue to ripen
    but at a glacial pace. In the restaurant we would keep a case of
    avocados in the cooler. I bought them at just before ripe and put
    them in the cooler and
    when you needed to prep some they were perfect and stayed that way for
    about a week.

    I always try to find avocados that just barely give when you gently
    push a finger on the side and keep them
    in the fridge. Works every time.


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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

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    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Oct 26, 2:01 am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    >>> dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    >>> $1.50 a piece.

    >>
    >> Around Philadelphia they average 80 each for the large ones.
    >>
    >> Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    >> cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once,
    >> meaning avo bingeing. Not that that's a bad thing! A non-issue for
    >> restaurants, cafeterias or large families.

    >
    > Avocados keep well in the refrigerator. They will continue to ripen
    > but at a glacial pace. In the restaurant we would keep a case of
    > avocados in the cooler. I bought them at just before ripe and put
    > them in the cooler and
    > when you needed to prep some they were perfect and stayed that way for
    > about a week.
    >
    > I always try to find avocados that just barely give when you gently
    > push a finger on the side and keep them
    > in the fridge. Works every time.


    I use that test too. Also, if it feels a bit too soft, you can remove the
    stem tip and look at the color underneath. If it's green, it's fine. If
    it's brown, overripe.

    Also has anyone ever heard that you can quickly ripen an avocado by burying
    it in flour for 8 hours?

    MartyB



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    aem Guest

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    On Oct 26, 2:01*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:

    > Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    > cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once, meaning
    > avo bingeing. [snips]


    You can somewhat overcome that by storing them so they ripen at
    different speeds. They ripen fastest sealed in a brown paper sack in
    the cupboard or on the counter, ripen slowest kept in the fridge not
    in a bag. So open that TJ's sack and divide the avocados. They'll be
    ripe on different days. -aem


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    pure kona Guest

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    On Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:23:32 -0700 (PDT), aem <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Oct 26, 2:01*am, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >
    >> Trader Joe's sells nylon net sacks of five medium ones, I forget the
    >> cost. While great quality, the trouble is they all ripen at once, meaning
    >> avo bingeing. [snips]

    >
    >You can somewhat overcome that by storing them so they ripen at
    >different speeds. They ripen fastest sealed in a brown paper sack in
    >the cupboard or on the counter, ripen slowest kept in the fridge not
    >in a bag. So open that TJ's sack and divide the avocados. They'll be
    >ripe on different days. -aem


    Couple of things, because we do live in avocado heaven. Yes the
    fridge holds them well for days. Another trick is to press in where
    the stem enters the fruit and if it gives- on that flesh, it is ripe.
    But you have to gauge how ripe you want them and because you are
    paying for them, be careful.

    And Andy, here in Hawaii we can buy avocado pickers. They are a long
    pole, with a cloth basket and at the very top is a slicer, so you pull
    the mechanism on the pole (it's a cord) and if you have navigated the
    stem correctly- it slices the stem and the avocado plops into the
    cloth bag.

    aloha,
    Cea

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    Andy Guest

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    pure kona <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>You can somewhat overcome that by storing them so they ripen at
    >>different speeds. They ripen fastest sealed in a brown paper sack in
    >>the cupboard or on the counter, ripen slowest kept in the fridge not
    >>in a bag. So open that TJ's sack and divide the avocados. They'll be
    >>ripe on different days. -aem

    >
    > Couple of things, because we do live in avocado heaven. Yes the
    > fridge holds them well for days. Another trick is to press in where
    > the stem enters the fruit and if it gives- on that flesh, it is ripe.
    > But you have to gauge how ripe you want them and because you are
    > paying for them, be careful.



    Cea,

    You and other members have given great fridge advice. I'm more in favor of
    picking one or two at the produce market, as needed.

    > And Andy, here in Hawaii we can buy avocado pickers. They are a long
    > pole, with a cloth basket and at the very top is a slicer, so you pull
    > the mechanism on the pole (it's a cord) and if you have navigated the
    > stem correctly- it slices the stem and the avocado plops into the
    > cloth bag.


    While yours is the better solution, we used a rope with a weighted end and
    had to lasso a branch and it would loop over and back down to the ground.
    Then we could grab both ends and gently shake the limb up and down and
    catch the avos that fell.

    It was more a game than a chore.

    Best,

    Andy

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    sharkman Guest

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    "A Moose in Love" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I bought 4 of them today. I think I'll go back and get another
    > dozen. They're 50 cents a piece. Just last week, they were about
    > $1.50 a piece.


    After I make my Guac, (and add some lime juice to it) and refrig it, it
    doesn't take long to turn brown.. Is it ok to eat?

    thanks
    sharkman


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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Oct 25, 7:08*pm, A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > $1.50 a piece.


    50 cent avocados? YES! (And I don't even buy and eat avocados!)

    I know they have more of everything for your body. More good and bad
    stuff. And they are delicious! Especially to make BLATs!! :-)

    John Kuthe...

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    A Moose in Love Guest

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    On Oct 27, 12:53*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > dozen. *They're 50 cents apiece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > $1.50 apiece.

    >
    > You have fallen victim to the most common spelling error in culinary
    > history.
    >
    > -sw



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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 05:45:37 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Oct 27, 12:53*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >> On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love wrote:
    >>
    >> > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    >> > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    >> > $1.50 a piece.

    >>
    >> You have fallen victim to the most common spelling error in culinary
    >> history.
    >>
    >> -sw


    Too late, idiot!

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    Bryan Guest

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    On Oct 27, 10:06*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 25, 7:08*pm, A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > $1.50 a piece.

    >
    > 50 cent avocados? YES! (And I don't even buy and eat avocados!)
    >
    > I know they have more of everything for your body. More good and bad
    > stuff. And they are delicious! Especially to make BLATs!! :-)


    Nothing bad at all in avocados.
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    -- Bryan http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressrel...2011/10/19632/

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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Oct 28, 8:28*am, Bryan <bryangsimm...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Oct 27, 10:06*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Oct 25, 7:08*pm, A Moose in Love <parkstreetboo...@gmail.com>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > > dozen. *They're 50 cents a piece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > > $1.50 a piece.

    >
    > > 50 cent avocados? YES! (And I don't even buy and eat avocados!)

    >
    > > I know they have more of everything for your body. More good and bad
    > > stuff. And they are delicious! Especially to make BLATs!! :-)

    >
    > Nothing bad at all in avocados.


    Yes there is. Anything in excess is bad. Avocados have lots of fat
    (bad in excess), and vitamins A,D,E and K (all oil soluble and bad in
    excess, possibly even toxic!)

    PS: That tomato plant you gave me finally sprouted a couple of little
    green tomatoes! :-) They are never gonna get big, red and delicious
    though! We had a very bad year for tomatoes. :-( My other plants have
    a coupe still that are trying desperately not to be green anymore. I
    may have to pick them and see if they will ripen indoors. I scraped
    solid water off my windshield this morning! :-(

    John Kuthe...

  19. #19
    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 07:31:44 -0700 (PDT), John Kuthe
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > Yes there is. Anything in excess is bad. Avocados have lots of fat
    > (bad in excess), and vitamins A,D,E and K (all oil soluble and bad in
    > excess, possibly even toxic!)


    Check your avocado facts again. Eating them (combined with a diet of
    lower saturated fats and cholesterol) can raise your good cholesterol
    and lower the bad. Even triglycerides are lowered. Yes, they are
    high in *mono*unsaturated fats (not poly) and will contribute to
    weight gain if you go overboard eating them.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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    sf Guest

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    On Fri, 28 Oct 2011 05:45:37 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Oct 27, 12:53*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > > On Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:08:28 -0700 (PDT), A Moose in Love wrote:
    > >
    > > > I bought 4 of them today. *I think I'll go back and get another
    > > > dozen. *They're 50 cents apiece. *Just last week, they were about
    > > > $1.50 apiece.

    > >
    > > You have fallen victim to the most common spelling error in culinary
    > > history.
    > >
    > > -sw


    That was a typo, "alot" is the common spelling error.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

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