I love avocados and I could absolutely eat them daily. But, sometimes it is hard to find good ones in our local grocery stores. There are days when every avocado is bruised and mushy and there are days when every avocado is extremely under-ripe (a.k.a. hard as a rock). While there’s not much to be done for those sad specimens that have been squeezed to oblivion by shoppers who are not wise to the ways of the avocado, there is something you can do for the immature avocado. If all you can get your hands on is an avocado that’s not quite ready, place it in a paper bag and set the bag on your windowsill for a day or two. This will hasten the ripening of your avocado. If it gets ripe and you aren’t ready to use it, put it in the refrigerator to help hold it a little longer.