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The Perfect Grapefruit

April 13, 2009
Filed under: Recipes — Carl Sutherland @ 9:45 am

Some days I get the perfect grapefruit.



Avocado Dessert Soup

January 15, 2009
Filed under: Recipes — Carl Sutherland @ 2:20 pm

This is a recipe for an avocado-based dessert soup.


  • 4 small to medium ripe avocados
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cups sugar, depending on taste
  • 1 cup cubed mango
  • 1 cup cubed pineapple
  • 1 cup segmented grapefruit
  • Vanilla custard.

Prepare your favorite vanilla custard recipe in advance.

Stir sugar into milk, until dissolved.  Peel and seed avocados into a medium bowl with a flat bottom.  Mash the avocados until the consistency of guacamole – I use a potato masher for this but anything blunt should do.  Using your masher, mash 1/3 of the milk mixture at a time into the avocados until all the milk is mixed in.  Chill 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Serve in a bowl in layers – mixed fruit on the bottom, custard in the middle, and avocado on top.

Should be eaten the same day (the avocado will oxidize, like cut apples).