5 Guacamole Mistakes You’re Making

Guac seems simple, but there are many ways it can go wrong—hence, these tips on how to make the best guacamole ever (just in time for tailgating season). We’ve all experienced it before: Bad guac. Instantly...

California Summer Avocado Pie

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 days ago

In another discussion some were dreaming of avocado cream pie. Yes, it is a real thing. This is the recipe from the California Avocado Commission that I used to make in college. And for some reason...

Captain + Stoker Coffee | Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

A month ago, I dropped into Captain + Stoker Coffee Roasters in downtown Monterey for the first time. After running morning errands, this was a pleasant breakfast of a beautifully crafted flat whit...

Reed Avocados in San Francisco?

OC Mutt
by OC Mutt 2 years 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...

Cheese that best pairs with avocado?

by pastry634 13 years ago

For dinner, I'm thinking about a turkey, tomato, and avocado sandwich. I would like to add some cheese as well. What cheese would you recommed to go well with the avocado? Should I add any chees...

Avocados don't ripen? Slow to turn dark and they stay hard

by mushroomaffairs 1 year ago

My are Shoprite stores having been selling avocados every week for only $.89/ea so I've been buying a number of them. I've left some in a bowl with other fruits like bananas, apples and tomatoes a...

Hass Avocado Grassy Taste?

by zackly 1 year ago

I generally love Hass avocados but I bought several recently that didn't taste great. They ripened up nicely texture-wise, soft and creamy but they had a grassy vegetal taste. not the rich buttery ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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 2 years 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...

Dull Avocados

by farthing 2 years 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 6 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 10 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 11 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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...