cheddar, avocado, and onion patty melt

February 18, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Chipotle Cheddar, Avocado, and Onion Patty Melt

 I was thinking about our dating days this week, after our 35th Valentine’s Day together.   We used to go out to Bob’s Big Boy when we were dating, and one of our favorite meals was the Patty Melt.  The nice thing … Continue reading

avocado toast

January 24, 2016
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Sunshine on Toast: Winter Fun

We were thrilled to get 3 inches of rain earlier this month,  and equally thrilled to be able to  take a week off from irrigating the avocado groves to do some local touring with friends who were visiting us from Vermont. … Continue reading

large Fuerte

October 26, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Fuerte Avocados: When to Pick?

I just came in from checking out our Fuerte avocado trees.  It’s almost time to pick the biggest avocados! This variety is rarely found outside of California anymore, but they are among the best tasting avocados in my opinion.  

avocado grove in October

October 3, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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October Avocados: When Are They Ripe?

If you have an avocado tree in your back yard,  you are probably wondering if it’s time to pick those beautiful avocados.  After all, they’re getting so big!   But wait:  avocados need to be mature enough to ripen after … Continue reading

Creamy Potato Salad

June 4, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado’s Potato Salad Adventure

When I was growing up and learning to cook I knew only three kinds of potatoes. Baking potatoes,  boiling potatoes, and sweet potatoes.  Large brown russet potatoes were baking potatoes and  belonged  with Sunday dinner and holidays, but the leftovers could be made into home … Continue reading

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