Monday, August 27, 2012

Money Shot Monday


I have fallen hard for Mango.
It took me quite by surprise. We just...have a connection. It's real, man.
Mango gets me.
I don't have to pretend with Mango. I can be myself -- the self that eats two entire mangoes in one sitting. The one who piles them into my shopping cart like they're salsa jars.

What I really want to know is, why didn't you tell me how amazing Mango is? Did you want to keep us apart? Were you jealous? Why??

He's beauty and brains. Sweet and healthy. He's Bill Cosby and Bill Kristol.

Here's a tip, though you totally do not deserve it seeing as how you blatantly sabotaged the first 35 years of my life: Pick the mango that squeezes a little more than you think it should. It might look a little past its prime. A bit squishy and age-spotted, perhaps. The smoother, greener ones will try to sway you. Do. Not. Let them.

You'll thank me for it. And so will your peepers.

 PS - The curtains are up! What do you think?

53 comments:

  1. I always keep the mangoes for myself. Can you blame me? It's good we don't live near each other. I can see a showdown in the produce aisle. ;)

    Where are the curtains?

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    1. Are you trying to tell me you don't see them there in that last photo?

      :)

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  2. I think...I need to scrape this Vaseline off my eyes!
    But it is that wallpaper in the hall closet I came to stare at.
    I mean, in which to stare. Darn prepositions.

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  3. I think I need glasses if that's a clear picture of your curtains. Did Aidan teach you the "mango song"? You must know it.

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  4. I too love mangoes. I love everything about them...from their texture to their sweet lovely taste!

    I see the curtains! Love it! And I also love how relaxed you've been through this whole move. Or at least that is the way it has appeared here from my view. :) You know...from WV to Indy! ;-)

    xoxo

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  5. Two words. Wait for it... Mango salsa!

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  6. I have that same love affair with rolos and oreos. I guess I should try some mangoes!

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  7. I have never had one. I promise to pick one up this week at the market.

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  8. I see 'em - and love 'em! (Great picture :)

    p.s. Mango and I don't get along at well. We flat out don't like each other, but I'm glad y'all are pals.

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    1. This can ONLY mean that you've never had a perfectly ripe mango. Come on over. I'll dice one up for you.

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  9. The mango is the only fruit that I don't like. I'm sorry. I feel as if I should hang my head in shame after your ode to them. But they leave a soapy aftertaste in my mouth.

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  10. Mango. Avocado. Freshly squeezed lime juice. Sea salt. In a bowl. Winner. Bye. Love.

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  11. oh my, mangoes!!! We first met in the fashion district of LA. The street vendors would sell amazingly large containers for a buck...mmmmm

    And I second the mango & avocado combo! delish!




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  12. i just polished off a mango...did you know it sweetest next to the pit...i think there might be a life lesson in that factoid.

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  13. Never never had a mango:( I see the curtains !! Can't wait to see a better picture:)

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  14. But I like the hard green unripe mangos!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. I am a little dismayed that you didn't have the courage to just put the curtains out there. Come on, they will love them!!!!

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  16. I think the mangoes must match the curtains from what I can tell ... so a neat tease. I like the turquoise furniture too, so it all looks good together!

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  17. Best mangoes ever..Jamaica! !

    Give us a real curtain shot.

    You know I can't see them..even WITH readers!

    Bring it..xo

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  18. Sorry, this has nothing to do with mangos but since Auntie Bliss mentioned wallpaper...Where did you find the fantastic nook wallpaper?

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  19. Succulent, salivating shots! Love them (the pics AND mangos!)

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  20. Succulent, salivating shots! Love them (the pics AND mangos!)

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  21. Shredded green mango Thai salad.......heaven. Oh and I have two...yes two huge mango trees in my yard. If I could pop them in the post I would. Best way to eat them.....in the bath....true.
    Allison ;)

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  22. I have found that the secret to getting really ripe delicious mangoes and avocados is hitup a Mexican grocery store..but you gotta eat em right away. in 2 days they are spoiled.

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  23. Oh, um -- sorry about the mango thing.
    I think I will love the curtains if I could just see a clearer picture - LOL. Waiting for a tour...?

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  25. Really?! You didn't know about mangoes?! I am so very sorry... We go way back, mangoes and I. You seriously gotta search some recipes...YUM! Here's a link to on on my cousin's blog...I'm gonna make it. SOON. http://thissimplegift.blogspot.com/2012/08/mango-chicken-salad.html

    sorry for the previously deleted comment. I thought I misspelled mangoes. Turns out I was right, it IS supposed to have an 'e'. Oh, and the curtains? Looks marvelous, but I want to see them even better ;)

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  26. Ah yes the mango. Delicious! I too would suggest adding a little squeeze of lime and a dash of sea salt. Magnificent! :) One of my favorite dishes is beer battered cod with mango salsa! Oh dear, I just drooled a little!

    Hope You're settling nicely into the new house. I really enjoy your blog!

    Christine

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  27. I didn't mean to keep the mangos from you...I know you'll forgive me. Since we're sharing have you tried Nutella? If not you need to buy a jar now and maybe that will make up for keeping the mangos from you. Much love.

    Oh and the curtains so rock!

    DB

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  28. I might have to do a drive by to see your curtains :-) I am scared of the mango, I must step out in faith!
    ha,
    heather

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  29. I am dying to see pictures of your gorgous new abode!!!! Please don't keep us waiting any longer - I mean, I know you just moved in and there are probably a ton of boxes to unpack, but STILL!!!!!! Love the curtains....but why are you sneaking them in all blurry in the background like that?? Why do you torment us soooo??? ;D I don't have an opinion on the mango......don't know that I've ever had one.....Mango Misto's from Rita's is another story completely!!!!!

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  30. Oooh. That was just mean with the blurry picture taunting us with what the curtains really look like. Confession: I have been checking your blog at least twice as much as usual in hopes you have posted pics of your new home. Please don't think it has to be all unpacked and perfect before you unveil it! I'm just dying to see what it looks like so far. :)

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  31. Mangos are awesome, except for when you get a stringy part stuck in your teeth. Would give popcorn a run for its money in the tooth-sticking department! Looking forward to seeing an actual photo of the curtains... that photo made my eyes water :)

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  32. Oh my. This may be our first real disagreement! You see mangoes actually need to be bought slightly GREENER than you think you want this way they are just a tad firm and then they need some lime and chili! This is a delicacy to be enjoyed and savored...mmmm.... Also it is pronounced mahngo not mayngo. People you know however will look at you as though you have a speech development problem when you pronounce it correctly. Even after you explain to them that you and not they have spent considerable amount of time in the land where mahngoes grow they will continue to pronounce it wrong. ;)

    -Dessy

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  33. You tease, you! Those curtains are begging to be shown.

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  34. I grew up eating them off trees (I know, I was that lucky!)! My husband (fine midwesterner) recently discovered them and has fallen hard. I feel like I can ALMOST see the curtains, maybe if I get my glasses...

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  35. Yeah, what Mama said...Show us the curtains already, you know we will love them!

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  36. I almost got mad at you for that blurry peek, but after chopping some mangoes for my dinner tonight, my anger was set aside. But I really need to see those magnificent curtains! Pretty please?!

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  37. I have an amazing recipe for Raspberry Mango Crisp if you're interested. It is SO amazing!! I highly recommend it. (The crisp on top is all buttery & has nuts in it. MMMmmmm)

    cjstocks@causefx.com

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  38. Enjoy your mangoes! We recently had to give them up when we realized child #2 was allergic to them---be aware that they are related to poison ivy. (I guess it's true that even the best have a part of their family tree they'd rather not mention!) If you are super sensitive to poison ivy, they may be off limits unless you enjoy rashes on your face....we are sad to lose them, but glad someone is there to pick up the slack in the mango market!

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    1. The flesh is fine! The skin is evil! Wash carefully with organic soap, even vinegar if you dare. Then cut carefully and enjoy the flesh.
      Same thing happened to me!
      ~Kate

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    2. So we've been told. Unfortunately, that hasn't worked for us. Said child is incredibly sensitive to poison ivy (sometimes I think she only needs to look at it to get a rash!) and even well-washed and well-peeled mangoes will lead to at least a little rash, so we have decided to give them up. Delicious as they are, they are not worth the itch. There are worse things to be allergic to, so we're counting our blessings on that score.

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    3. I didn't know all this. I'm very allergic to poison ivy but can eat mangos!(love mangos, and mean love mangos!) Go figure!?! I hear you on the better safe then sorry and so true about worse things to be allergic to. My yougest and I are allergic to bees. But get this not only are we allergic to bee stings, but their honey and bee pollen (the health benefit additive they put in juices and smoothies)!

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  39. you're gonna need to show us another shot of those curtains, Miss Priss.

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  40. i agree about the mangoes and the curtains (both the love and the request for lots of photos of your new home)! :)

    speaking of ... i highly recommend reading "the house on mango street" by sandra cisneros. it is a great book with a wonderful message!

    hope you enjoy every minute of making that new house your home. :)

    kathy

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  41. Ok enough already, show us the house and stop the torture!!!

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  42. I thought mangos were just okay until I went to Thailand. Now I know that they can be absolutely wonderful. Now I'm afraid to try them here in the US in case they aren't as good. I'll make sure I go for the spotted almost mushy ones if I get the courage together. =)

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  43. I love mango. I went through a "Mango Phase" where I put it in everything and fed it to my family until I expected them to turn orange as when one eats too much carrot. I scraped the seeds with my teeth and relished picking out the "mango hairs" from them.
    Then it happened.
    A rash. Around my mouth.
    Guess what? Mango peelings have a chemical that is strangely close to the same chemical in poison ivy. Who knew? So, if you're super sensitive to poison ivy, just be careful of the mango skins. The flesh is fine. The seed is fine. The hairs are fine. The skin is evil.
    Enjoy!

    Kate

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  44. people have a LOT to say about mangoes. also, why when you change mango to plural does it add an e on the end. it just changes everything. please show the curtains.

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