Monday, 20 January 2014

Attack of the Mangoes

This is only a light bombardment

We've been bombarded by the neighbour's mango tree.

Every couple of hours we hear the cacophony of mangoes pummelling the corrugated tin roof of the shed. The evenings are punctuated by the screeching and scurrying noise of possums in the desperate hunt for that sweet orange flesh.

It's a bumper crop. I've been able to rescue a few mangoes for us, but they're the stringy fibrous variety. They are super juicy and sweet though.

We've been paying the kids to pick up the excess which have fallen on the ground while they're on school holidays. By the look on their faces and their general nattering, you would think that we asked them to pick up dead human bodies...Maybe we need to pay them more?

Anyone got a good mango recipe? What would you do with so many mangoes?




15 comments:

  1. That's 3 dollars a plonk in Melbourne terms!

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    1. So true! We should set up a stall!

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  2. I would make Jam. Or chutney.

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    1. I've never made mango chutney. I might give it a go this week. Xx

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  3. I'd be drinking fresh mango juice every morning!

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    1. I thought of that but I don't have a juicer...mango juice is so delicious xx

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  4. I know that 'dead body pick-up' look. I get it when I ask anyone to empty the dishwasher.

    I could imagine you quaffing mango daiquiris on the back deck. Do you need a juicer for that? Does Georg Jensen produce a juicer?

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  5. OOh, I can just see that georg Jensen juicer, I'm sure it would be fabulous!!
    Oh, to have mangoes outside your house, sounds dreamy!! I ADORE them, I've even made my husband bring them home from Bangkok flights. Og course they're fragile, so he has to carry them in the cockpit:-) I love to just eat them au naturel, but I guess when you have such an abundance, it's great to try making something out of them. I guess you've made mangoes and sticky rice, thai style? Oh no, serious mango craving!! xx

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  6. no need for a juicer just a stick blender + ice cubes + vodka. or if you are super posh like me you chuck in some frozen pineapple chunks and some mint and just a little more vodka.....baby those mangoes will soon be music to your ears!
    ps kids can use a stick blender!! x

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  7. I was given a Yonanas machine (ridiculous name) and have been fervently freezing mangoes. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial....You put your frozen fruit in one end and out of the other comes the most delicious, refreshing sorbet, and the best bit; despite the taste of course, is that there is no added sugar and it's preservative free. Works well with bananas and strawberries too. Yummy!

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  8. Our neighbours, many houses ago, used to have a big Bowen Mango tree & no one ever ate them so they'd either fall to the ground or get taken by the fruit bats or possums. I can remember one year a lovely Indian family asked my neighbours if they could pick up the green mangoes on the ground that had been blown off by a storm. They were going to make mango chutney with them. Our neighbours said they could take the whole lot off the tree if they liked :-)

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  9. Gosh send them down here! $3.00 in the shops, you'll have the reno's complete in no time?
    Mmmm mangoe chutney?

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  10. I'm freezing mango cheeks and banana chunks and making smoothies every morning (with added baby spinach), it tastes like icecream, is green coloured and my 5yo can't get enough of it.

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  11. We used to pick up all the windfalls in Cairns ( the fibrous ones are best) and make mango chutney. There are a gazillion recipes out there and it is a great gift to have piled up in the cupboard.

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  12. Not a bad problem to have a neighbor with mangos!I made a mango granita last week for a dinner party, I used 4 mangos and it was deliciously sweet and mangoey but you could always add in a few more and balance out with a bit more lime. Here is the recipe its a perfect summer treat to have in the freezer - http://jarrahjungle.blogspot.com.au/2014/01/recipe-mango-and-lime-granita.html

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