Friday, July 1, 2011

All Things Mango


This summer I am completely hooked on anything mango.

Including but not limited to:

cold and peeled eaten standing, leaning over the sink

in a Mango Supreme raspa (snow cone) with shredded fresh coconut and almonds and chunks of fresh mango

sliced in my Kellogg’s All Bran cereal with 2% milk and 1 Splenda

sliced on top of 1 cup of light yogurt

in a rustic chopped fruit salad of fresh pineapple and banana

in salsa with tostados

in my Black Bean Salad, thanks to my friend JB’s recommendation -she always knows what I’ll like

on a stick (yes, I said a stick) at Market Days in Harlingen, where I was so hot and distracted and busy shopping,

I forgot I was also selling

in a Mango Margarita at Taco Diner in Dallas


And so this morning, at the Alamo flea market,

I bought a case for $4.

It didn’t matter that I stepped in mud in the parking lot.

I had on my Okabashi flip flops.


(These are AMAZING… trust me. They sell them al Walgreens. Can you believe it? They are also online.)

When I left the flea market, I stopped at the nearby WalMart gas pump and this nice young man let me rinse my feet off.

Have I gone a bridge too far?

Am I the only person in the world who enjoys things like this???

I also bought grape tomatoes ( 4 for $1)

and a pineapple.



Tomorrow I am selling again with my daughter at Market Days in Harlingen.

Who am I kidding?


(Daughter #3 at the last Harlingen Market Days)

I’ll be walking around looking for

Mango on a Stick.



Deb said...

you do make them sound daughter likes mangos...

Designs on 47th Street said...

You had me at Mango Margaritas! I do like mangos, but wish they weren't so dern hard to peel. You sure get some good prices on fruits down there in hot Texas! :)


Karen said...

Oh my goodness is my mouth watering!!!
Ladybug Creek
P.S. I'll be bringing you some Royal Star Papaya real soon!

Pondside said...

I love all things mango, and in the winter I love mango chutney on rice, on lamb, on scrambled eggs, on quiche, on a grilled cheese sandwich - I'm sure you get the picture!

Honey at 2805 said...

On a stick? That sounds like a good way to eat a mango! I'll be checking out the flipflops at Walgreens. Have a fun weekend & remember to Sell!

Marguerite said...

I would love a Mango Magarita! Thanks for the tip on those flipflops. I've seen them, but wasn't sure until now. Have a wonderful holiday!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

It has only been recently that I have ever had a mango. Picked a few up at a local market, came home, sliced it up and ate. I liked it! Had them again and thought, ummm... not so sure. I think I need to try it a few more times to develop my taste and your suggestions sound just the right way to do this :)

Dixie said...

The mangos have been really delicious this season... my problem is... I have good intentions of putting them in a nice salad recipe or a margarita... but I just peel them and eat them... that's as far as I get!

wish Harlingen wasn't so far away! (or so hot!)

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

El yummo!

NanaDiana said...

You aren't going to like me is the one fruit that I just can't eat! When I first moved to Florida I had one that was over ripe and it made me so sick that I haven't had one since! Wait...wait...we can STILL be friends. You can have MY SHARE of mangos! xo Diana

Theresa said...

Funny, my husband loves mango too and leans over the sink while eating it:) Never seen it on a stick but it sure looks yummy!

Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Brenda Pruitt said...

You probably won't believe this, but I don't think I've ever had a mango!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Mango on a stick! Great idea. Have a great 4th!

tattina said...

A very tasty post! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am in total agreement....they have become my new favorite fruit!! I love putting them in smoothies. Standing over the sink is definitely the way to eat them.


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