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2021-06-17 4:17:09 PM  
What's an "unused mango?"

Red mangoes have been on sale for like $0.70 each at my local store for several months now. At this point, I just buy 4 of them every week to make mango lassi.

For 2 big glasses:
flesh from 2 very ripe mangoes
1 tbsp sugar
generous pinch black cardamom powder
1/2 cup milk
100 grams plain, cream top yogurt
1 full glass of ice cubes

Blend the above ingredients until smooth. Pour over a little more ice. Or not. Crumble some saffron threads on top if you're feeling fancy.
 
2021-06-17 4:25:40 PM  
The only reason mangos go unsold is they're such a PITA to work with.  If they were like avocados, where you slice them in half and remove the pit with a simple knife trick, they would cost 5x what they do now

/ planning on strawberry/mango smoothies 3x next week
// both mango and strawberries are on sale, granted at 2 different stores
/// also need 16 oz unflavored greek yogurt, not a problem
 
2021-06-17 4:32:22 PM  
Champagne mangos have been 4 for $5 in the grocery for the last month.  Got a couple bad ones on Sunday though, so I think their season is played out now.
 
2021-06-17 4:34:56 PM  
Seriously, is there a mango surplus lately?  I took a trip to Georgia, and Mango Pepsi was everywhere.  Then I started noticing mango iced tea in self-serve soda fountains.

So now I'm wondering if some beverage conglomerate acquired a mango plantation, and couldn't figure out what to do with it.
 
2021-06-17 4:47:56 PM  
Sounds like something I'd never get out of the boat for...
 
2021-06-17 4:48:37 PM  

Snotnose: The only reason mangos go unsold is they're such a PITA to work with.


You gotta love knife work.  Slice through slightly off center, in a "rounded" way, repeat again.  Then, get a spoon and cull the flesh from the skin.  Then go back to the knife and slice against the grain.  I have a mango de-pitter, which is great if your mango is just the right size and useless for champagne mangoes.

FrancoFile: Got a couple bad ones on Sunday though, so I think their season is played out now.


feeling the same with the ones I have.

/have thought about going to Florida for the mango festival, but seems crazy just to try 5 or 6 different types of mangoes that aren't currently available.
 
2021-06-17 4:53:35 PM  
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The American equivalent would be all those flavored seltzers we see everywhere.
 
2021-06-17 5:03:59 PM  
On a slightly related note, I've been adding mango juice to my apple cider fermentations lately, it really puts it over the top.
 
2021-06-17 5:06:10 PM  
how do I sign!!!?

Snotnose: The only reason mangos go unsold is they're such a PITA to work with.  If they were like avocados, where you slice them in half and remove the pit with a simple knife trick, they would cost 5x what they do now

/ planning on strawberry/mango smoothies 3x next week
// both mango and strawberries are on sale, granted at 2 different stores
/// also need 16 oz unflavored greek yogurt, not a problem


also, $mai_waifu has severe reactions to the resin on mango skin, and most especially the stem, so I'm the lazydumbass tasked with this... task. lately I sometimes simply buy the frozen bag of chunks, but the price difference is obvs. staggering. plus nothing beats fresh juicy ripe mongwo. also unripe green keri nu shaak, mmmmm.

those yogurt smoothies sound amazeballs!

freakdiablo: Sounds like something I'd never get out of the boat for...


dude, rule#1: never get out of the boat.
 
2021-06-17 5:50:28 PM  

tintar: how do I sign!!!?

Snotnose: The only reason mangos go unsold is they're such a PITA to work with.  If they were like avocados, where you slice them in half and remove the pit with a simple knife trick, they would cost 5x what they do now

/ planning on strawberry/mango smoothies 3x next week
// both mango and strawberries are on sale, granted at 2 different stores
/// also need 16 oz unflavored greek yogurt, not a problem

also, $mai_waifu has severe reactions to the resin on mango skin, and most especially the stem, so I'm the lazydumbass tasked with this... task. lately I sometimes simply buy the frozen bag of chunks, but the price difference is obvs. staggering. plus nothing beats fresh juicy ripe mongwo. also unripe green keri nu shaak, mmmmm.

those yogurt smoothies sound amazeballs!

freakdiablo: Sounds like something I'd never get out of the boat for...

dude, rule#1: never get out of the boat.



Reactions to mango skin are highly correlated with allergies to cashews, FYI...
 
2021-06-17 6:05:08 PM  

FrancoFile: Champagne mangos have been 4 for $5 in the grocery for the last month.  Got a couple bad ones on Sunday though, so I think their season is played out now.


Even Whole Paycheck had them 5 for $4.50 this week
 
2021-06-17 6:07:24 PM  
FrancoFile:


Reactions to mango skin are highly correlated with allergies to cashews, FYI...

Cashews and mangoes are in the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac. That means cashew shells and mango skins have a lot of the same nasty chemicals, so "When the oil hits the anus..."
 
2021-06-17 6:16:04 PM  

brap: On a slightly related note, I've been adding mango juice to my apple cider fermentations lately, it really puts it over the top.


Gonna try that .
 
2021-06-17 6:20:22 PM  

FrancoFile: Reactions to mango skin are highly correlated with allergies to cashews, FYI...


I think I knew that one, but... lol... ok, so, some months ago the wife brought home a tub of tzatziki (she loves the stuff and who can farking blame her) - from Tarzhe. it was farking delicioso! but only after the fact did we read the label - 100% vegan. what. in. the. even. fark?! totally cashew-based, maybe some almond too.

then again, the woman has been on a new experimental that's the only reason we can have cats. otherwise, she used to be allergic to, literally, not even kidding, trees, air, grass, dirt, rocks, everything. huh, maybe now I can get her to peel the mangoes lololol.

ennahoo, the stuff is seriously damnably good, we've gotten it again several times since. and you're talking to someone who is farking addicted to dairy.

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2021-06-17 7:16:27 PM  

olrasputin: What's an "unused mango?"

Red mangoes have been on sale for like $0.70 each at my local store for several months now. At this point, I just buy 4 of them every week to make mango lassi.


I hate you so much right now.  I just bought a disturbingly under ripe mango on sale for $2.79.  Great price in rural Alaska.  I couldn't resist, I needed a goddamn mango in my life.  Now I have to wait while I ripen it on the counter and hope to hell it doesn't decide to rot instead.

/GOD I miss fresh fruit
 
2021-06-17 7:36:15 PM  

skyotter: Seriously, is there a mango surplus lately?  I took a trip to Georgia, and Mango Pepsi was everywhere.  Then I started noticing mango iced tea in self-serve soda fountains.

So now I'm wondering if some beverage conglomerate acquired a mango plantation, and couldn't figure out what to do with it.


The Mango Pepsi is great with some Bacardi.
 
2021-06-17 11:09:12 PM  

tintar: totally cashew-based


oh yeah, that's the vegan secret weapon!  Soak them bad bwoys, then spin 'em up in a Vitamix/Blendtec/something with multiple horsepower, and you've got thick and creamy goodness.
 
2021-06-18 12:18:45 AM  

FatherChaos: [Fark user image image 850x478]

The American equivalent would be all those flavored seltzers we see everywhere.


it's a mix between that and thunderbird. they are like 4 tequila shots in a can
 
2021-06-18 4:31:26 AM  

mekkab: tintar: totally cashew-based

oh yeah, that's the vegan secret weapon!  Soak them bad bwoys, then spin 'em up in a Vitamix/Blendtec/something with multiple horsepower, and you've got thick and creamy goodness.


dairy is actually one of the few things I'm not vegulon-interested in, it's just that particular cashew tzatziki blew my tiny farking mind - without having ex post facto read the packaging, I'd seriously never have known.

every 3-4 years, I try to check out whatever latest vegan "cheese" is around, and I guess it's about time/due? some farker'd recently recommended a new brand and I wrote it down... somewhere. oh hunh, babybel/vachequirit is even horning in on the action? I really need to see what's at the supermarche these days.
 
2021-06-18 12:23:25 PM  

skyotter: Seriously, is there a mango surplus lately?  I took a trip to Georgia, and Mango Pepsi was everywhere.  Then I started noticing mango iced tea in self-serve soda fountains.

So now I'm wondering if some beverage conglomerate acquired a mango plantation, and couldn't figure out what to do with it.


Know how I know you've never lived in a tropical climate from June to September?

One tree could feed my family for a year. In my neighborhood alone there were 7 different species of trees. We made it a yearly tradition to explore other neighborhoods to try other species. Some were more bitter and good for cooked/savory dishes, others were sweet and treated as fruit. My mother's mango salsa was famous in the neighborhood.

I've never knew a time without mangoes.
 
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