As a native Californian, I have grown up my entire life eating avocados. When we moved into our new house a few years ago, I was stoked that we had our very own avocado tree. I then became totally bummed because it didn’t fruit for another 3 years, even though it was 20+ years old. This year, we had so many that I had to give them away to anyone that wanted one. I became sick of them because we ate so many! We then went through a dry spell and when I saw how much they cost at the store, I missed them. Then they grew more! Avocado for life!
The only problem with an avocado, is the preparation of it. Meaning cutting through it and getting that pit out. I have almost lost my thumb more than a few times trying to be all slick with a knife. It wasn’t until my Mother in Law sent me this awesome OXO Good Grips avocado slicer that my life changed. No more risking finger losses!
I also came across this awesome step by step on Real Simple. It shows you how to cut and peel an avocado in a few easy steps. There is also a great video!