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2009 March 1 » Philoxenos

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Cheap mangoes

1st March 2009

Cheap mangoes

I’ve noticed that a local supermarket, which is generally really pricey, has started to have a section of reduced produce. Whenever I get low on fruit particularly I’ll go in and grab whatever they have. One time I got about ten pounds of apples for about $2. At the same time I bought 8 avocadoes for only 99 cents! They needed to be used quickly but they were fine.

Last night I went again because we were out of fruit. They were loaded down with bananas, most of which were fine, but probably on the ripe side. My kids don’t care! I bought 3-4 pounds. Whatever we don’t eat I’ll make into muffins.

The biggest  score was 6-7 mangoes for 69 cents. I don’t normally buy mangoes because, well, they’re expensive and they’re not the most favourite fruit around here. But because of the amount of fruit that we eat I buy whatever I can get inexpensively (Yvonne, I can’t tell you how much I miss that produce shop near your old house on Alfred St).

This morning I was thinking about what I could use those mangoes for, knowing that they wouldn’t get eaten straight. Hmmm… we had bananas, mangoes, yogurt - AH HAH! Smoothies! Then Handsome took it one step forward and suggested I make mango lassis, which are a favourite of ours whenever we eat Indian food.

I got online and found Jamie Oliver’s recipe for mango lassi and I whipped some up. Yum! Not quite as tart as I’d like so next time I’ll add more yogurt. But I gave some to Little Boy and he slurped it down and asked for more.  So it looks like I’ll be making lassis until the mangoes run out.

I’d love to find some marked down blueberries, but that’s not likely to happen!

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