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Maybe it’s because I grew up in California with parents who were Southern California natives, but avocados have always been a part of my diet. We had them on salads, in omelets, as guacamole, and, of course, we had avocado toast before it was a cultural phenomenon. (When Mom didn’t feel like working hard for a meal, the suggestion might be “Want some avocado on toast?” Of course we did!) Lately, I’ve realized that perhaps my California avocado-loving roots have … Read More
It’s that time of year again! The season of fresh starts and new beginnings. And, as we bid farewell to the past year and find ourselves looking ahead, many of us make those infamous resolutions. It’s generally with the highest of hopes and best intentions that we make these promises to ourselves. We long to do better and we’re determined. We’re going to buckle down and do those things that somehow got put on the back burner the previous year. … Read More