Best Avocado of My Life.
Oh Avocado. I loved you.
I know that some of you poor souls out there in internet-ville don't have easy access to avocados, and I'm sorry for your suffering. Here in California, though, avocados aren't hard to come by. All around town, people have avocado trees in their backyards, and there are avocados at our farmers' markets all year long. Basically, I can get my hands on an avocado pretty much whenever I want one.
Still, even in the land of plenty, a bad avocado can really be a bummer. You cut into your avocado with a heart full of anticipation and hope - only to find a mushy brown mess of despair. It is very disappointing. Recently, though, I had the opposite experience. I picked up this giant beauty at a local health food store. It's a Bacon Avocado, which has an unfortunate name, but is otherwise a glory to behold.
This was the best avocado I've ever had. Huge, velvety smooth, creamy, perfectly balanced in the firm-soft spectrum, flavorful and beautiful. I took a picture to memorialize it. Then, I went back to the store and bought more. I've got one sitting on the counter ripening right now.
Mostly, I either put avocados on our salads (just cut up in cubes) or I put avocado slices on toast with a little bit of lime juice. I think those are my two primary modes of avocado consumption. How about you? What would you do with these special avocados?