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We have somehow managed to stay in the good graces of the Orr family, long-distance friends from California who have kept us on their “avocado dividend” receiving list for the past year and a half. Amazingly, a USPS box will arrive, unannounced, filled with Hass avocados picked from their own small grove (that’s California living!). Our most recent “dividend” arrived shortly before Christmas. We’ve been judiciously enjoying them ever since. Today, sigh, we ate the very last one. So perfectly ripe and rich, it mashed on our homemade sourdough toast like thick soft butter. We drizzled a little California Olive Ranch extra-virgin olive oil on top (to gild the lily), and added s & p. We are grateful for such a delicious pleasure.

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