Tuesday, December 04, 2012

It's baaaack...

Mango season is here again! It's been glorious so far - Andy went picking around the trees where he works, I was birthday-gifted some beautiful Bowen mangoes (aka Kensington Prides) from a friend's tree, and I was handed a few by a maintenance guy pruning the trees on a school near our house when I was walking the dog. We've been eating mangoes for a few weeks now, and just bought our first bucket from the markets last weekend.
Black bean nachos with mango-avocado salsa.


Obviously Andy and I love mangoes. We are always trying to find ways to make them last throughout the year. We've already made chutney, and no doubt the next few weeks will see our dehydrator full of mango slices and fruit rolls, our freezer full of mango pieces, and our bread maker full of jam.
Tropical sorbet & fresh mango

I'm looking forward to these next few weeks, as Bowen season gives way to the smaller, tart Asian varieties and the big-as-your head Palmers and Keitts. We're even contemplating planting one of these other varieties in our garden, but for now we're very happy to eat lots and lots of mangoes without having to clean up any of the mess.

4 comments:

Dee said...

I would suggest a Nam Dok Mai. They are hard to buy, delicious, and you can enjoy them green ( I am told, I haven't had the opportunity). They say they are a bit like a granny smith. I just know I love them ripe. They have such a special flavour.

Kari said...

I have been enjoying mangoes a lot recently - in salads, frozen, on cereal, plain...they are a delicious sign of summer! I hope you continue to enjoy yours, including those different varieties (which I'm pretty sure I've never tried).

eatwithgusto said...

Oh I am having serious food envy. I miss decent mangos so much since I left Australia and went to live in the UK! Today it is cold, icy, with snow threatened and I am dreaming of mangos!

Joey said...

Oh yes! Mangoes here are just not a patch on the ones we used to eat when we were in Central America. There were so many mango trees there, the fruits would drop off and be left to rot in the street - madness!