Mangos Mangos Everywhere

Photo by @Lucymfel

Tis the season to eat Mangos Fala lala lala lala la!

Visiting my parents and cousin in the town of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico is a treat and also a time to go organic food shopping.  As you read correctly it is Mango picking season. For some of us living in the tropics, just picking them from the ground is as easy as breathing.

The best treat from going to visit the parents and cousin, was getting a bag filled with mangos. There were two types we received yesterday from my cousin and second-grandmother Maria del Carmen. Both are fiborous mangos, one being a little more fiborous than the other.

I posted my issue about all the mangos on Facebook and immediately received replies of what to do with them from putting them in rice pilaf, salads, smoothies, or even sending them over to the states.

At mom’s I was trying to get bananas and plantains but the ones that were growing on the trees were not ready to pick. Instead, I reached down and pulled some wild oregano that has overtaken a section at my mother’s house.

Photo by @Lucymfel

I am thankful everyday for all that Mother Nature provides for us especially when you can go and pick it fresh nearby. But we also make sure to replace what we take by giving my parents and cousin, seeds to grow more fruits and vegetables.

What types of gardens are you planning to grow?

What other Mango inspired recipes can you recommend?






  1. Ivan Cao-Berg on May 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    You know what I really hate. Paying 3 dollars for a mango. 🙁

  2. Raul ColonNo Gravatar on May 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Ivan, I guess since we grew up around them we sometimes don’t value them.. Maybe we can send you a box and you can sell them at $2.50… LOL..

  3. No Gravatar on May 10, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    @facebook-4811048:disqus I feel guilty with all the mangos we got because of that same reason; expensive at the stores and free here in P.R.

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