Baking an egg in a halved avocado is one of author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss’ s strategies for simplifying cooking—and his life. Aside from the fact that the concoction’s image made me want to head straight into the kitchen to retrieve a Pyrex casserole from the cabinet’s far recesses (a rare impulse), my recent online encounter with this dish—the Eggocado—seemed auspicious: while drafting text for this website and the e-announcement to launch The Avocado Sisterhood, I’d been cracking myself up suffix-izing words with -ocado or its variant, -acado.
Marjacado. Bravacado. Suavocado. Even a friend said, “Coolacado!” when I showed her this new venture’s logo.
Because I primarily write and read poetry, my radar’s tuned to wordplay. Metaphor, too—though it took a week for the Eggocado’s metaphorical content to register. The metaphor’s messy, I admit, but so’s an Eggocado. Today, this creation, The Avocado Sisterhood, is an entity of unrealized potential—like an egg, unfertilized or uncooked—able to grow into a sustainable being; and it promises to be a quirky, tasty hybrid, a cross-pollination of women and girl writers from all of Life’s pages.
Creating The Avocado Sisterhood has simplified my life. I can now devote my energy, time, and other resources toward serving writers and writing. A dreamacado come true.
So, what inspired creations are in the oven or on your plate? Pleaseplease share in the comment box below.