After a couple days of slightly more meaty posts, I figured I'd do a more, uh, fruity post today.
We have a mango tree at our house. Unfortunately, at the time we moved in last summer, it only had three tiny mangoes (three inches long--max) on it. Other mango trees around town were still going strong, so we figured we just had a bad tree. It is relatively small, and it's on a slope. Maybe it didn't get enough water? We resigned ourselves to having no mangoes.
But now, we have lots of mangoes! Not as many as the good mango trees have, but a lot more than I expected. I see breakfast! And smoothies! The Housemate has this amazing recipe from his Indonesian stepfamily for a dish called sepat that uses green mangoes (as well as grilled shrimp, eggplant, tomatoes, and candlenuts, plus lime, chili peppers of course, and lots of other yummy things--this is our favorite dish), so we even have something great to eat with the mangoes while we wait for them to ripen. Lots of free mangoes! It's wonderful.
I don't know how long the mangoes will last, but I'm ready to make the most of them while we have them. Yay!