Apr 5

Avocado Spring Adventures

in Avocado Sisters, Avocados

Avocados from California Avocados Direct

Spring has sprung in the avocado groves, and we have moved from Fuerte avocados into Hass avocados.  The trees have started sprouting new growth and the avocado buds are starting to blossom.

Avocado Buds

I never knew that avocados could get me into such a springtime frenzy, but they have!  My avocado sister, Mimi Avocado, and I have been having some fabulous avocado adventures as of late.  Last week the Fujilings and I met up with her for brunch at a fabulously fun cafe in Lake Elsinore (midway between our homes) called Annie’s Cafe.  Because we were first time visitors, we had the special privilege of wearing crazy hats.  Removing the hats would result in us having to dance for the rest of the restaurant, so we were highly motivated to revel in our silliness.

Crazy hats at Annie's Cafe

After filling up on waffles, “pandacakes,” bacon, and omelettes, we drove back to Mimi’s house to enjoy the spring sunshine in the avocado groves.  The girls loved traipsing through the groves and fields and picking wild flowers.

Fujilings enjoying the sunshine

Mimi also played the Easter bunny and slipped outside to hide some plastic eggs and freshly picked avocados in the grass so that we could have an Easter egg hunt.  The girls thought it was great fun to hunt for the “avocado eggs” that were so well camouflaged in the green grass.

Avocado Egg HuntCollecting eggsCollecting Easter Eggs

We think “avocado eggs” make for a beautiful Easter basket—don’t you?

Avocado Egg Easter Basket

Yesterday I returned to Mimi’s house, but this time to “work.”  We powered up for the day by playing with our food.

Avocado Cottage Cheese Bunnies

I then spent the morning shooting product photos for their California Avocado gift box and monthly subscription business (California Avocados Direct—best gift idea ever!).

California Avocados Direct products

I returned home with a big box of avocados that the Fujilings and I decided to put into bags and deliver to friends.  We like playing the Easter bunny!

Avocado Bunny Deliveries

Has spring sprung at your house?

Happy Easter from the Fuji Family


You’ll love Mimi’s posts about our adventures!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Olga @ MangoTomato April 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm

What a fun adventure! And I love the idea of using avocados instead of eggs in a basket.

One of my favorite ways to eat an avocado is on a grilled piece of bread topped with pistachios! Learned it from one of the DC restaurants.


Mimi Avocado April 5, 2012 at 5:07 pm

It’s so much fun to see your photos and remember how much fun we had! Happy Spring to all of you! Looking forward to more adventures! xoxo


Amber April 5, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I’d love the avocado bunny to visit my house!!


LiztheChef April 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm

The chicken hat is so “you” – Happy Easter to the Family Fuji! X0


Jean April 5, 2012 at 8:02 pm

What an extra-special post!!!


Erin April 6, 2012 at 8:38 am

Haha I love the avocados are bunny ears


Kim @ The Family Practice April 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

I love the avocado “ears” you made! So fun.


The Wimpy Vegetarian April 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

Love the photos of your family! The perfect picture of spring fun.


Deborah April 8, 2012 at 11:04 pm

So happy to have been one of the families visited by the Easter bunny with avocado eggs! So very delicious :)


Paula- bell'alimento April 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I would love avocado Easter eggs. Genius idea ; )


Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar April 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm

That label with the avocado bunny on it is adorable. Who designed it?


Fuji Mama (Rachael) April 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

@Rebecca@A Dusting of Sugar — Thank you so much! I actually designed it!


Hamsamalini chandrasekaran April 28, 2012 at 2:06 am

Fabulous post about avocados. Love the bunny.


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