Thursday, May 4, 2017

Avocados for days...


(by the way, "avocado " in Hausa is "pear," don't ask me why.)

We have a huge avocado tree in the back of our compound.

I've been eagerly waiting to see when they'll ripen, but...

... therefore, we pick them off the tree (before the birds get them or they mysteriously disappear) and let them ripen on the counter.

This afternoon, GL and I decided to pick all the ones that we could reach, or more correctly, all the ones I could reach with a ladder.

Now I'm waiting for the baby cilantro plant growing on the balcony in a re-purposed 1L milk powder can to produce enough cilantro for proper guacamole! I can't wait to have avocado on my salads, mixed with mango in a fresh chutney, mixed with cocoa powder for a sort of chocolate mousse, and eaten just plain. 

All of you in the US who have to pay between $0.75 and $1.50 each, be jealous; we have avocados for days... 

1 comment:

  1. You have to tell your dad to help me plant one in my backyard .... lol. Looks fantastic!