Monday, February 6, 2017
I bought some avocados at the store which were rock hard. I asked some food people, including but not limited to Einstein, how to ripen them faster. He said leave them on the counter. They said put them in a paper bag on the counter with either a banana or an apple inside because the ethylene gas from the fruit would ripen the avocados faster. I made a joke about how they were trying to poison me with lethal gasses and they didn't understand my humor and replied seriously that it isn't lethal. Sigh.
I dutifully put two avocados in a brown paper bag with an apple. And because I'm me, I left two outside of the bag, also on the counter, as a control group. Every day I checked them to see which softened first. Wouldn't you know the two outside did? Oh well, I was pleased not to have to eat all four at once.