Late Winter / Early Spring Means Only One Thing. The Kents are coming! The Kents are coming!

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If you don’t already know how I feel about Kent mangoes, check it out here. That out of the way, keep reading!! If you happen to be perusing this post in February or March, then GREAT because I’m here to tell you to keep your eyes open at the market because Kents are starting to [...]

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Mango Recipe: Curried Mango Quinoa Salad – YES. YES. YES!!

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Oh yes.  You read that correctly.   Doesn’t it sound incredibly yummy?  I assure you, it is! The recipe’s below, just know that I made a substitution because I was out of quinoa.  I had this bag of “Harvest Blend” pearl couscous from Trader Joe’s on hand, so used that instead of the quinoa.  But I’m [...]

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Ataulfo Mangoes Arrive at Harry & David in June! Get ‘em While You Can.

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Every June begins a new celebration because that’s when Ataulfos arrive at Harry & David for online shopping goodness.  (H & D calls them Honey mangoes)  This is a big deal BECAUSE Harry & David is the only fruit/gift basket vendor I know of that stocks Ataulfos for ordering online. So if you live in [...]

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How to Tell if a Mango is Ripe: A Foolproof Metric

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The topic of mango ripeness is an *important* one because unlike some other fruits, mango varieties come in a wide range of colors. Some varieties are green, some are reddish, some are pinky or orange-ish. Some are pure yellow.  Along with the wide range of colors comes confusion – if you can’t use color as [...]

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Explore Mango Varieties in Pictures – What Could be Better??

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Alright everyone – you asked for it, so here it is.  All the mango pics all together in one place so you can see what the various varieties look like. This first post of pictures is mangoes that are widely available in most the USA; I’ll add more posts later for other regions.  Florida and [...]

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The Pie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum: Go Tropical with the Mango Passion Tart

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So I’ve written two different posts now (this one & this one) relating to a pie & mango tarts that I’ve made from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Pie Bible.  I thought you might like to get the fully monty on Rose’s masterpiece.  So here t’is straight from Amazon.  But before I set you loose, let me [...]

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Red Mango & Scarlett Mango. Really Safeway? Your Produce Marketing BS is being outed… Right Here. Right Now.

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This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Mango Varieties in US Markets

Maybe I’m just cranky this morning OR MAYBE someone in the corporate office at Safeway needs a swift kick in the *ss and a new job, preferably one that doesn’t involve mango buying & marketing. I went to Safeway this morning to grab some milk, cereal, & juice for breakfast and meandered into the produce [...]

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Small Mango Mania. Are They Worth the Discount?

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In preparation to make another one of Ruth Beranbaum’s amazing mango tarts, I ventured out to the store to pick up some mangoes and other ingredients and stumbled upon a bin of ripe, small ataulfos. When I say small, what I mean is that the whole bin full of atualfos were runt-like ataulfos – perhaps [...]

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Mango Recipe: Mango Banana Rum Muffins – A Mango Recipe You DON’T want to miss.

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You know when you have those days where you’ll feeling creative, yet have “nothing” in the kitchen pantry to work with AND are too lazy to venture out to the store?  That was exactly where I was today – until I really started digging.  We are so darn spoiled here in the amazing USA.  As [...]

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Mango Nutrition – A Story That May Surprise You

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A woman I know once told me that she grew up on mangoes & rice.  And she meant it literally.  She grew up in the Philippines where both rice and mangoes are abundant – and she was a super fussy eater. But… she LOVED mangoes and rice.  As such, mangoes & rice were what she [...]

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