Trash or Treasure?

Not a whole lot to report about today. It’s spit snow off and on. Cuz came over twice. DD called and we were on the phone over an hour. I discovered the HTML expert had used the wrong file to split into lessons. I couldn’t face fixing the problem today so the editor (bless her heart) took it upon herself to do it. And that’s about that.

My avocado experiment is paying off. I still have (I think) four in the fridge. There’s one and a half in the butter keeper and two on top of the fridge ripening. Finding about about putting them in the refrigerator when they’re still totally green has been great. I should never have another rotten avocado.

Avocado with PitSometimes it’s difficult to find nice avocados that don’t have the stems removed. It irks me to my very core to find that someone has thoughtlessly taken the stem out. It’s “supposed” to be an indication of perfect ripeness but a person should know that an avocado that could double as a rock in a stoning is not, in any shape, form or fashion, ripe. All that taking the stem out of an unripe avocado does is make it rot at that end. It ruins another perfectly good fruit.

Recently, there have been more and more posts about eating the avo pits. The editor posted this video on her Timeline:

BTW, 120 degrees C is right at 250 degrees F.

I asked her (the editor) if she’d tried eating the pits and she said yes. She chops them up and puts them on cereal like nuts. If she forgets and throws one away, her husband will retrieve it. I haven’t gotten brave enough to venture into that territory.

That doesn’t mean I haven’t looked around the WWW to see what other people do. I read that the pit is rather bitter because of the tannins so it should be eaten with something sweet to mask that. Then there are those who dehydrate the pits on a windowsill until they are completely dry. That’s when a hammer comes into play to ‘bust ’em up” before they’re blended.

It’s always been my belief that seeds of that type are for propagating the species and not to ingest. I could be wrong, though. I thought I was once but I was mistaken. Anyway, if I could be assured they’d cure what ails me, I’d give ’em a try. As long as a food isn’t of the animal kingdom and it isn’t poisonous, I’m game.

6 Responses to Trash or Treasure?

  1. Shari March 20, 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    Asparagus Covered in Hollandaise from “Food Healing: Cooking with Qi” by Jeff Primack

    3/4 coconut oil, melted
    1/2 cup walnuts
    1/4 lemon with white pith
    1 avocado with the seed
    1 T nutritional yeast
    1 t salt
    1/4 t cayenne
    1/4 t turmeric

    Put ingredients “in order listed” inside blender. Blend two to three times until desired consistency is reached. Cover over freshly steamed asparagus.

    • Tommie March 20, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

      Is that 3/4 C coconut oil? You do peel the avo, right? Do you peel the seed like in the video? I’m not crazy about walnuts or nooch. This is a head-scratcher.

  2. Earth Is Magical March 21, 2016 at 4:53 am #

    Wow! I actually had no idea you could slice the pit in that way! That’s amazing. Thank you for sharing.

    • Tommie March 21, 2016 at 10:40 am #

      I learn a lot on Facebook. Some of it is true, some not. Anything I share, I check out first.

  3. Lila Morgan March 21, 2016 at 9:04 am #

    Could just imagine someone being stoned with unripe avocados! Hmmmm, that would be a waste, wouldn’t it!

    • Tommie March 21, 2016 at 10:39 am #

      They wouldn’t bruise so they could be picked up and allowed to ripen. 😛

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