Life Saga of "Avie" The Fallbrook Avocado
My name is Avie, I'm here on the scene
I live in Fallbrook where all is serene
I hang around in the freshest of air
And commune with friends with never a care.
Then along come these people who want to change me
To take away my freedom and rearrange me.
They slice me, or dice me, or mash me flat!
If it happened to you, would you like that?
As if that abuse were not enough
They throw food on me and stir me up
Like gobs of mayonnaise and squeezes of lime,
Chunks of tomatoes and onions diced fine.
They fry me or bake me or chill me till cool
And all this abuse is down right cruel!
I was so happy just hanging out free
Swinging aloft in my Fallbrook tree
Now all has changed and against my wishes
I have become their favorite dishes.
by Joyce Brazel
Wow, after reading this, I think I'll start a chapter of SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Avocados). Will I ever want to dice or chop one again? Will you?
This is one of the more unusual recipes from the book (which actually has lots of tasty sounding selections):
The thing I love about this card is that it features a bright red beet for the illustration. Did the graphic designer misread this card and think it said "Beet Battered Fried Avocado Wedges"? Or did she just like the image? It will forever puzzle me. Anyway, this sounds like a very interesting way to eat avocados. Would love to try it sometime.