You may know Carolyn Cope as Umami Girl. She stops by on Tuesdays with ideas on preparing the abundance of fruits and vegetables you might get from your CSA or the market. —The Mgmt.
I've never been part of a CSA that delivers avocados. Nor, frankly, have I ever lived within about a thousand miles of one. So until last week, when SE'r jeniyo mentioned it, the idea of too many avocados had never really occurred to me. Too many avocados! It sounds sort of divine, really. The perfect excuse for a theme party. Margaritaville, anyone? And then maybe Spa Week, with avocado skin treatments, to detox.
Still, I've been waist-deep in quickly ripening vegetable matter enough times to know that too much of anything—even a very, very good thing—can get pretty miserable. And although misery loves guacamole (doesn't everyone?), sometimes you need more than a condiment. Sometimes you need a strategy.
So in the event that you're ever lucky enough to start hemorrhaging avocados, don't go into shock. Here's what to do.