We found watermelons at 49 cents each from the fruit and vege shop, so we got the smallest one we could find. When we got up to the check-out we found it weighed in at 10 kilos. We drank a lot of watermelon juice.
And the other part was mixed with mango and Sabayon Sauce (an Urban Vegan tester recipe).
As mango lovers, though, our energy is largely spent trying to find the best deal on mangoes.
We got these early-season chok annan mangoes—three for $1. They’re organic, grown by an old hippy in nearby Giru. They’re very sweet, but were possibly picked a bit early since they went a bit wrinkly before going ripe.
On Christmas Day we got some mangoes from the side of the road in Alligator Creek. After putting our $5 in the honesty box, we grabbed a bag of eight giant R2E2 mangoes. These have been scientifically bred by the CSIRO to be big and not stringy, but somewhere in the science they lost a crucial facet—flavour. This batch wasn’t too bad, and is especially good for juicing.
The Sunday after chrissy we found a guy at the market selling a trailer full of Bowen mangoes, grown in Giru. We nearly bought a tray of them, but then we saw his sign—1/2 bushel for $12. We couldn’t say no.
We’ve been eating several mangoes a day, drinking them, and including them in dessert. I don't think I'll ever have too many mangoes.