Posts Tagged by avocado
|May 19, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
For today’s recipe, I am sharing with you what I am making for dinner tonight! This is a Florida twist on my favorite classic sandwich – the BLT. Crispy Peppered Bacon and Avocado Sandwiches with Herbed Mayo Yield 2 Sandwiches Ingredients 6 peppered bacon slices 5 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons fresh garlic chives, chopped 2 […] continue reading
|May 10, 2012||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
Have you ever found yourself in an egg oversupply? Or am I the only one who has had that problem before? You know, the expiration date on the carton is quickly approaching and it’s only half empty – gotta find something to do with those eggs! The recipe for today will definitely satisfy that problem. […] continue reading
|July 28, 2011||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Produce|
I had a taste of a Florida avocado yesterday, and I realized how much I’ve missed them (haven’t had any since last fall). Those big beauties are in stores right now and are oh so inspirational! Check out all these delicious/pretty/weird avocado things I found today. Avocado Margarita Avocado I also saw a picture of […] continue reading
|July 11, 2011||Posted by Sarah under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
I’ve recently started using the website pinterest.com – if you’re not familiar with it, it’s pretty awesome! Especially the food section, which has lead me to write this blog post. I came across a recipe today that sounded so good and so unique that I had to share – avocado fries! Let me preface this […] continue reading
|July 8, 2011||Posted by Melissa under Cooking, Nutrition, Produce|
I read an article today about simple substitutions that reduce the amount of fat intake in everyday foods. This looks like one to try: substituting avocado for half of the butter used in cookies! The slide says that it might give a slight green tinge to the cookies, but the flavor will not be altered. […] continue reading
|October 18, 2010||Posted by admin under Produce|
Buying produce that is in season helps you get the most nutrients out of what you are eating. If you are like me this is important to you. While I do enjoy eating fresh foods, it helps to know it is fortified with things that my body needs in order to be its best. Avocados […] continue reading
|May 4, 2010||Posted by admin under Cooking, Produce, Recipes|
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, a lot of people start planning parties. What’s the first thing that usually comes to mind at a Cinco de Mayo party besides salsa and cerveza? Guacamole! And what’s the key ingredient in guacamole? Avocados. You may or may not know but there is a serious disease […] continue reading
With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, a lot of people start planning parties. What’s the first thing that usually comes to mind at a Cinco de Mayo party besides salsa and cerveza? Guacamole! And what’s the key ingredient in guacamole? Avocados.
You may or may not know but there is a serious disease that is threatening Florida avocado trees. It’s called laurel wilt. What is it? Laurel wilt is a destructive disease of redbay, avocado and other trees in the laurel family. The disease is caused by a fungus that infects the sapwood of host trees, restricting the flow of water, causing the leaves to wilt and the trees to die.
This is a serious problem and could affect a thriving Florida industry.
So what can you do to help?
- Become familiar with the signs of laurel wilt disease and redbay ambrosia beetle www.savetheguac.com and be on the lookout for evidence of the pest/disease on your trees.
- Use local firewood only – Do not transport firewood from other states because destructive pests and diseases, such as redbay ambrosia beetle and laurel wilt, can hitchhike into Florida on infested firewood. (View firewood video at www.savetheguac.com)
- Do not transport host trees (redbay, swamp bay, avocado, sassafras, pondspice, pondberry and others in the Lauraceae family) unless purchased from a registered nursery.
- People who suspect their trees may be infected with laurel wilt, or think they have found a redbay ambrosia beetle, are urged to contact the DPI helpline at 888-397-1517.
Visit savetheguac.com to learn more about this disease and what you can do to help! Just imagine what Cinco de Mayo would be like without guacamole – pretty bland and boring.
Here’s video from our Chef Justin with step by step instructions on how to make delicious Florida guacamole!