The Easiest Trick to Keep Your Guacamole Green

What's a Cinco de Mayo dinner without guacamole? The best homemade guac is easy to make, but how do you prevent the dreaded brown guacamole—and how does packaged guac stay bright green? If you've ever...

San Francisco's The Mill is selling fresh produce & pantry staples

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

The Mill is open daily from 8am to 2pm. Besides the fabulous Josey Baker bread, toast and coffee, it has add fresh produce and pantry staples (yeast! flour! eggs!) to the line-up. The Mill 736 ...

Freezing avocadoes to make smoothies

by musiclvr56 7 months ago

There are lots of differing of opinions when it comes to this. Many will say to sprinkle lemon or lime juice which I never have-it appears that white vinegar is an option which I always have. Als...

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 11 months ago

Does anyone know where I can find Reed Avocados in San Francisco (store, farmer's market, underground connections, anything)? They're plentiful at Farmer's Markets in Southern Cal, but I never see...

Dull Avocados

by farthing 12 months ago

I bought 7 avocados - three from one market four from another for a party guacamole. I always buy them hard and ahead of time as they seem to be more reliable that way. This time all looked OK, bu...

Disappointing avocados from TJs

by noya 5 years ago

For the last month or so, our local Trader Joe's has not offered avocados from Mexico. Instead, both the bagged and single avocados are from Peru. Whereas it was rare to get a bad avocado among the...

Avocado shortages, virgin margaritas: Border shutdown would hit American palates

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . From the avocados on avocado toast, to the limes and tequila in margaritas, the United States is heavily reliant on Mexican imports of fruit, vegetables and alcohol to meet consumer demand....


by Kimboa 1 year ago

I need a medium avocado, but what I have, is a bag of frozen cubed avocados. One medium, is about 150 g or 5 1/2 oz appox (googled it). But, when I weigh the frozen cubes it looks waayyyyy too mu...

Accidentally Froze Whole, Unripened Avocados

by zackly 1 year ago

I left a bag of produce outside and the avocados froze solid. Will they ripen once defrosted? What to do?

Bad tasting avocados recently?

by Rick 8 years ago

We were eating 3 avocados a week in the summer, and if I recall correctly they were hass avocados from Mexico. Now they're from Chile and they taste awful to us, similar to one of those big Florid...

Is cooked avocado weird?

by JoyceHanson 9 years ago

I'm at work, and I just microwaved a rice and spinach salad I made for lunch. There's a little bit of avocado in the salad, and I hesitated about heating the salad at all because of the avocado. I ...

Finally Some Inexpensive Hass Avocados

by zackly 2 years ago

Avocado prices have been high around here(CT) for quite awhile. I used to be able to buy them for $1.00 each until last summer when they never got below $1.50 and usually they were closer to $2.0...

Sunday Certified Farmers Market @ OC Great Park, Irvine

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Besides Salteña Corner's stand https://www.chowhound.com/post/saltena-corner-oc-great-park-farmers-market-irvine-1060232 at the Sunday morning market at OC Great Park, the Reed avocados were the be...

Avocado substitute

by BroderX 3 years ago

I live in Norway. Right now, one ripe, large avocado will cost me $3,81, which is a bit pricey. But guacamole is just too good. Any substitute ingredients that do the trick? I've seen edamame recip...

Texas Tornados: "Guacamole"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

My traveling companion aired tunes by the Texas Tornados for our recent road trip. "Guacamole" is the food-related one . . . play it the next time you have an avocado.

'Avocado hand' is sending people to the ER

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Ages ago I recall hearing in epidemiology class about the regular weekend outbreaks of bagel cutting injuries in NYC. From the sound of this, "avocado hand" may be overtaking it. " . . . Doctors...

Alfalfa Sprout substitute

by Bonniexx 3 years ago

Help reworking a sandwich please! It's got turkey, avocado, sprouts, with poppyseed dressing on wheat bread. I'd like to replace the sprouts. What is something that is not extremely perishabl...

Here's why avocado prices are skyrocketing in California

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"... A poor growing season in California had led to a surge in prices, which have more than doubled from last year. With the California avocado season coming to a close, purveyors like Ingardia ...

Any uses for an unripe avocado?

by small h 10 years ago

I stupidly bought a big ol' avocado - not Hass, the other kind - which felt sort of ripe, but isn't. I cut it into quarters and diced up part of it, in case it was edible in its current state (nope...

How to freeze avacodas

by gammy123 4 years ago

How can you freeze avacodas and would they be mushy?

Stringy avocadoes--what can we do?

by butterfat 14 years ago

Has anyone else noticed that avocadoes are not what they used to be? Growing up in the 80s, making guacamole was always my task. Avocadoes always seemed then to be either ripe or not-ripe. I don...