As many of you know, we’ve been on a quest to figure out what to do with all the mangoes we have. About a week or so ago we wondered “what would mango pie taste like?”. So, we looked up a couple of recipes, took note of what we liked and added a few ingredients of our own. The pie came out great! Now that we’re making three more I figured I should share the recipe with ya’ll.
Mango season is here!
Luckily, we haven’t had to scavenge around the neighborhood for neglected fruit bearing trees: our neighbor has a massive tree and a portion of the behemoth stretches directly over our back yard. Despite only a few branches hanging overhead we have been inundated with fruit! And since we wouldn’t dare look a gift horse in the mouth, here is how we have used the fruit – along with how we are storing it for when this season becomes a fading memory.
Let me paint a picture for you:
A fruit you love comes into season. You find it all over the place – from local trees to your grocery store – but, then, as quickly as it arrived it is gone. The season is over.
At the heart of it, this is a story about nature itself. Everything has a season and everything comes to an end, but what if you want the good times to roll on a bit longer? One way we can keep the our favorite fruits around longer is to preserve them.
There are many things to be happy about living in Miami, Fl rather than in New York: warm weather, close beaches, a fantastic growing season, no ridiculous snowstorms. But, one thing that has been difficult to get used to down in the southern tip of the sunshine State is the lack of food options.