11 November 2009

Nothing says summer! as strongly as a box full of mangoes perfuming your kitchen

evening light

When I realised the whole boxful were ripe, rather than a blend of ripe and unripe, I looked up some recipes for chutney, and mango chicken, etc.

I needn't have bothered. Turns out five people can quite easily consume 26 enormous mangoes.

18 comments:

lily40au said...

Yum!

herhimnbryn said...

Oh sigh!
I chop 'em up, freeze 'em and then use them for smoothies. Summer's here!

Tania said...

Five and one fifth mangoes each, huh? I shall present the family with the challenge. We're taking delivery of our fundraiser tray in the next day or two!

peppermintpatcher said...

The flying foxes have started their feating on them up here in the north.

Eleanor said...

I swear I can smell them from here.

Badger said...

Ooo! I love them. The girl child is allergic and DH and the boy hate them, which means MORE MANGOES FOR ME.

the nest said...

if luck should bring you more mangoes, here's a salsa recipe that I like: 2 chopped mangoes, a bunch of chopped green onions, juice of 1 or 2 limes, 5 chopped Roma tomatoes, sprinkle of sugar.

however, eating them straight away is lovely too ;-)

the nest said...

if luck should bring you more mangoes, here's a salsa recipe that I like: 2 chopped mangoes, a bunch of chopped green onions, juice of 1 or 2 limes, 5 chopped Roma tomatoes, sprinkle of sugar.

however, eating them straight away is lovely too ;-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Pureed mango and Greek yoghurt . I could polish off a few myself !

Stomper Girl said...

My kids won't touch them whereas my niece and nephew were having fights about who got to suck on the stone.

Yum. Love the smell of ripe mangoes.

BabelBabe said...

we could polish them off, too. LOVE them.

Melody said...

One thing I miss about FNQ is popping into Rusty's Fresh Fruit & Veg Market on a Friday morning and buying fresh Bowen Mangoes. :-(

Love your photo as much as I love Mangoes. :-)

katiecrackernuts said...

It IS such a good smell isn't it. It's a Christmas purchase in our household. A whole box of mangoes. Yummo.

mousy brown said...

Your photo really cheered my day - here in the UK it is cold, wet and windy - it is so lovely to see that summer is just starting over there and to share just a little glimpse of all that sunshine! :)

Ali said...

They just scream sunshine (and time in the bathroom if I ate 5 in one go!)

Sorry, that lowered the tone, didn't it?

Rye said...

What a great picture!

Meggie said...

What bliss!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I grew up with five mango trees in the yard. I became heartily sick of them, hated mangoes even. Threw them in the bin when they appeared in my lunchbox.
After some twenty years "down south" (in the state of Victoria)my taste for them has returned.

I do think that better varieties have been selected in this time. I notice that my teeth aren't full of mango strings these days.

I've taken part in mango fundraisers (very good value), and when the fruit are a dollar or less (very cheap round these parts) I have been known to buy $40 worth. This takes my family of seven about two days to demolish. And is such a luxury, so much more luxurious than $40 of DVD hire, I think.
As kids, in mango season, we would get "mango sores" around our mouths, from not rinsing around our mouths after eating lots of mangoes. Fruit acid probably.
I would freeze whole mangoes for a splendid after school snack.
Enough mango reminiscence, I think.
Cheers, Sue M.