We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The Case of the Missing Digit Part II or Be Careful When You Whack That Pit
So, now you've learned how to cut a bagel because of all of the BRI (Bagel Related Incidents), but did you know that there are also ARI (Avocado Related Incidents)? Helen, my trusty researcher found this article from the blog Eat Drink and be Merry about an avocado injury.
So yes, that's proof. You can really injure yourself pitting an avocado. Here's a sample of instructional videos on how to cut and pit an avocado. Then check out the doctor's comment below. Interesting.
I can't figure out why men film themselves shirtless. What's the deal. And shouldn't he have cleaned up his kitchen a little?
I like this one because it's a good example of what not to do.
Did you see how the pit jumped right into the other half avocado. Ha. She really whacks that pit!! Looks very dangerous. Here's what a doctor commented:
THIS IS A DANGEROUS VIDEO AND SHOULD NOT BE FOLLOWED! I have had to surgically repair several tendons and nerves from cuts caused by avocado cutting and pitting. The knife handling shown is dangerous and should not be duplicated. 1. NEVER hold a piece of fruit or a vegetable in the palm of your hand while cutting. Use a cutting board or towel on the counter. 2. Use a spoon to remove the pit. It may not sound cool, but you don't look cool after surgery for an avocado injury!
Here's a little bit different technique. Looks a lot safer.
But to be really safe try this:
Posted by North County Film Club at 11:34 AM