Today while I was at my quilt group one of our members told us about a horrific adventure in the emergency room at Park City, Utah. Her daughter had been making guacamole and had used a conventional method to remove the pit of an avocado, when the very sharp knife went through the avocado and unfortunately right on through her daughter's hand. Upon reaching the emergency room they were told that her daughter was the third case that day of avocado stabbing incidents. This is not unusual, do you find this unusual? I did. While they were there a fourth case came through the door!
After thirty minutes of searching online for a method of cutting an avocado, I found one way- and it comes with a risk, the kind that can give you nerve damage to your hand. I did find a video put out by Real Simple that I feel is worth looking at. The difference they suggest is simple. You place the avocado on a cutting board rather than in your hand . . . doesn't seem like rocket science, but starting today I'll be using the cutting board to separate the pit. If you want to watch the video, go here. Watch the video- don't just look at the pictures or you'll be fooled. You may also want to check this article out for other dangers in the kitchen, and how to avoid them. We all want a safe year in the kitchen.
Crazy what you'll learn at quilt group.
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