Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Avocado Experiment

I'm not sure why but when I ate my avocado today I thought "I wonder what the skin of this is like when it's dried" a gourd perhaps? Like leather, it looks a big like it? So I scrubbed out the inside and popped it out in the sun to dry.


A few hours later it was fully dried out and hard, but brittle. The halves warped a little and shrunk. Overall, though, the effect was interesting...useable.


I would imagine if you placed the shell of the skin around a mold you could form some very pretty little bowls. For what, I have no idea. Stamps? Paperclips?


We don't eat enough avocados to do a lot of experimentation but give it a try if you do!

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