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.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Put Another Slice on the Barbie

The weekend's coming up, the weather is warm (at least it is here in Southern California) and it's time to start thinking about grilling. I found this recipe here: california avocado commission. Those slices and half shells look absolutely delicious.

Grilled Avocados


  • 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
  •  Seasoned salt to taste
  • ½ cup fresh salsa, optional for half shell version

  1. For Grilled Slices:
    Cut avocado in half, seed, peel, and slice. Drizzle with fresh lime or lemon juice and brush lightly with olive oil. Gently place slices on grill over hot coals for 2 minutes on each side. Season with salt to taste.
  2. For Grilled Half Shells:
    Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Drizzle with fresh lime or lemon juice and brush lightly with olive oil. Gently place cut side down on grill over hot coals for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt to taste. Optional: fill with fresh salsa or your favorite fresh ingredients.
Serving Suggestions:
Makes a great accompaniment to grilled meats or fish.

 Grove News

Our grove service is here today and they're picking our avocados, finally. They're usually picked in Jan. or Feb. So this is really late in the year. Not sure why. It probably has something to do with the price. They wait until the price is right before they pick. Avocados are one of the few fruits that can stay on the tree for long periods of time without spoiling. Hope they pick lots and lots and fill up these bins:


  1. Delicious!!! I love avocados in the summertime...

  2. Hi there...we just had avocado this weekend, but have never had them grilled...Looks good♥x

  3. Hi. We're picking on Wednesday - 7 oz. and up. I love it when the crew comes with the tall ladders clattering from tree to tree, the music is playing and there's generally a festive feeling. I hope you did well with your crop this year!!

  4. Hi Mona Kay,
    Yes, I love avocados in the summer also. I'm anxious to try the avocado shake (with ice cream!) see 5/14 post for the recipe.
    Welcome Dzintra,
    It's so nice to have a visitor from Australia. It definitely seems as tho we have lots in common - stitching and cooking - what could be better!
    Hi Helen,
    Let's hope we both have amazing crops this year.