February 23, 2016

Kitchen Tip - Ripening Avocados Fast

This was a really helpful tip because sometimes you just can't find any ripe avocados! There are, like, none and you have to make guacamole tomorrow and that's not enough time to ripen the avocados enough, right?

So, how to ripen them really fast.

Well, we've all heard of one very successful tip -- to put the avocados in a bag and put it on the counter and they'll ripen -- but have you heard of this one...
The thing is, put the avocados in a bag, yes, but also, add a rotten apple. Yes, that's what I said.

Have any rotten apples you're going to throw away? This is the easiest way to use an apple and ripen avocados fast. Kill two birds with one stone!

The thing is, the rotten apples (or just bad apples...they don't have to be really rotten, just bad, like squishy and black spots -- I think. Don't hold me to it) give off some sort of chemical that, if put with other apples, will make those other apples rot, too, even if they're not touching. Put an apple in an open container (like, Tupperware container) and put that, face up, in a bag of apples and the apples will still rot. Then put the rotting apple in with the avocados and the avocados react the same way the other apples do -- they start to ripen. If they were apples, they would rot.

Good thing they're not.

Maybe they would rot, though, if the apple were in long enough, but I don't know.

I just know that the avocados will be ripe within a day and that's good enough for me.

I'm kind of like the Ancient Egyptian doctors -- they didn't understand why moldy bread would heal a wound, but it worked so they did it. Who needs to know why or how as long as it works.

Rhetorical question. I know full well the pros of knowing why and how.

Anyway, tell me if it works for you!

Another thing that works is waving a magic wand over it and chanting.
"Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble..."
That sort of thing.

Always works for me.

Well, anyway, ignore and enjoy!

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