Avocados and Guacamole

I love avocados! And will begin with a  recipe for guacamole:


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp of fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup of minced red onion or thinly sliced green onion
  • 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and seeds removed, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro (leaves and tender stems), finely chopped
  • A dash of freshly grated black pepper
  • 1/2 ripe tomato, seeds and pulp removed, chopped

Garnish with red radishes or jicama. Serve with tortilla chips

avocado-2115922_960_720My co-worker and I have somewhat of a need to  grow  trees from every avocado we eat. That way we are guaranteed avocados several years down the road. 🙂

After many failed attempts, following suggestions from google searches. We have developed our own system of growing avocado trees.

unnamed (1)It begins with using the avocado for lunchtime guacamole, followed by cleaning and drying the pit.  The dried pit is then wrapped in a damp paper towel, placed in a plastic bag, sealed, and placed in a dark cabinet or drawer.  After 3 weeks, the seed will have developed the beginning stem and roots.  At this point the seed can be placed directly in dirt or use 3 toothpicks to “hang” the seed from a jar full of water until the stem has developed with leaves.  Once the leaves have sprouted place the seed in dirt in a clay pot.   Usually the plant will be transferred several times into bigger clay pots and finally transferred outside, once the threat of frost  has passed. (Late March or April).  Then the wait begins!  It will take up to 5 years after planting for the tree to bear fruit.  A very long time to wait, but the process is fun.

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