Category Archives: Food & Garden

Mango Pie

Our Neighbor's Mango TreeAs 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.

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Mangoes Galore! (Or, how we learned not to look a gift horse in the mouth)

Our Neighbor's Mango TreeMango 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.
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Orange & Tangerine Jam!

Orange Jam!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.
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