I recently claimed that we would no longer be buying veg's until about October/November; I lied.
When I saw these 'perfectly ripe' avocados, a couple of weeks ago, I just simply had to have them. I eat very few each year, but when I do they have to be perfect. I've chucked more unripe avocados on the compost than I care to remember.
They have, of course, already been eaten, and, as promised on the packet, they were perfect.
BUT, I notice that they came all the bloody way from PERU.
'Food miles' has been an issue of mine for a very long time, and I normally refuse to buy anything that has travelled for more than just a few miles. But I console myself by saying that (just like caviar, or bananas, or even peanuts) certain favourite foods just ain't grown next door, and a slight waver from my principals on occasions is bound to happen.
So, I must thank the Peruvian farmers for their perfectly ripe Haas avocados; they were truly delicious!