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Mangoes

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With the warmer weather down here, in addition to the beach, there is one thing I look forward every year: Mangoes. I absolutely love mangoes. It takes me back to my childhood days when my maternal grandfather spoilt me by buying me mangoes every summer and cutting them up into perfect little cubes. Not a holiday went by without mangoes. He would dutifully go and buy some from the market and make sure they were fresh and juicy. Ever since then, mangoes have been one of my favourite fruits.

In the last few years, I have also taken to making mango lassi at home. Best. Thing. Ever. I reckon my mango lassi is far better than the ones you get at restaurants here. Yes, I’m bragging. No, I’m not lying. The difference is I don’t put ice or water in mine. In the past week, I’ve been fortunate that my local fruit and veg store has started having mangoes on special. Resulting in us having a few glasses of mango lassi for dessert.

Mangoes remind me of summer. Of times less stressful. Of laid back days and the freedom of childhood.

And of course, they taste bloody good!

Do you have any fruit or dish that takes you back in time?

Do share!

***Linking with Alicia for Open Slather***

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Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • simple girl
    November 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I love mangoes too.. they are supposedly the king of fruits..
    I have beautiful summer memories with mangoes..
    But now for us it is oranges time as the winter is here ..

  • simple girl
    November 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    I love mangoes too.. they are supposedly the king of fruits..
    I have beautiful summer memories with mangoes..
    But now for us it is oranges time as the winter is here ..

  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    November 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Cherries, they remind me of Christmas! And my middle child ADORES them, shame they’re not as cheap as chips – as the saying goes!
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  • Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    November 24, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Cherries, they remind me of Christmas! And my middle child ADORES them, shame they’re not as cheap as chips – as the saying goes!
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  • ann
    November 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Yum, I love mangoes!!
    We live on strawberries here.
    Pineapple takes me instantly to Fiji!!
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  • ann
    November 25, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Yum, I love mangoes!!
    We live on strawberries here.
    Pineapple takes me instantly to Fiji!!
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  • Alicia
    November 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I am not overly crazy about mangoes. I do buy them for a taste, but that’s about it. I will never forget my Gran’s banana creamy curry salad at Christmas time 🙂 Oh and I never forget that time I was really hungover, mixed melons cut up was my saviour, must be all that water in them.
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  • Alicia
    November 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I am not overly crazy about mangoes. I do buy them for a taste, but that’s about it. I will never forget my Gran’s banana creamy curry salad at Christmas time 🙂 Oh and I never forget that time I was really hungover, mixed melons cut up was my saviour, must be all that water in them.
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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    November 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I adore mangoes – but hated them up until about 10 years ago! Plums to me mean Christmas – I love ’em – and all stone fruits. I ate so many plums when I was pregnant with Mr 20 that my work colleagues used to joke that I would give birth to a 7lb plum!
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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    November 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I adore mangoes – but hated them up until about 10 years ago! Plums to me mean Christmas – I love ’em – and all stone fruits. I ate so many plums when I was pregnant with Mr 20 that my work colleagues used to joke that I would give birth to a 7lb plum!
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