Thursday, March 11, 2010

Abundant Mangoes


Apple Mango

We are blessed with abundant mangoes this year, not only from one tree but from 3 other mango trees. We have two different types of Apple mangoes, then the Carabao and the Indian mangoes. There’s another mango tree in a huge pot but we don’t have any space to transfer it to the ground. It’s hard to choose which ones are my favorites as they do have different flavor profiles with different levels of sweetness and intensity. Some mangoes are allowed to ripen fully while the others are eaten before it becomes way too sweet.



We have to give some away. I was actually having problems as they are ripening too quickly and I have to store them in the fridge. Good thing these mangoes are harvested every week, not every day. If we harvest them every day, I would probably be selling these at Salcedo Market. The dilemma isn’t over when I couldn’t find a space in the fridge to store these mangoes. Oh, Chip and Dale helped themselves with the mangoes and they absolutely loved it.


Indian Mango

Summer is early this year and temperatures are going to rise by April and May. Although they are great paired with other foods most especially in salads and smoothies, maybe some desserts, I just love eating them just the way it is and enjoy the succulent and the most amazing taste sensation.


Apple Mango (sweeter variety)

And yes, right now, they’re the best mangoes in the whole world. But I would exchange one of our apple mango trees for a fig tree.

If only I could share our harvests with you, I would love too. Oh, just heard from my brother that there are new mango blossoms flourishing. I hope it's the same way with avocados.


From L-R: Carabao, Indian and Apple Mangoes

Do you have a favorite mango recipe? How do you like your mangoes?

Love and light,



66 comments:

  1. Divina, I think this is a good time to move to your place, right? :D Looks like all fruits are getting ripe now. My gosh...it's hard to see all those beautiful mangoes, fresh from your garden and not able to lay my hands on them. I just love to eat them as they are.....so delicious!

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  2. These are beautiful mangoes. I like to make mango mousse cake, pudding and salad. Recently the weather here is super hot, I might like to make mango ice cream too.

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  3. Our mango season is coming to an end here, looking forward to some mango recipes from you :)

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  4. OOHHH Divina! you look like you live in the garden of Eden! incredible....you could live off mangoes for months..i know I wld! BEAUTIFUL photos esp teh one with the hanging fruits....

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  5. Wow! I would have made Mango Panna out of these, best way to preserve them.

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  6. I love the combination of sweet and spicy, so one of my favorite things to do with mangoes is to add chiles and make salsa, or to puree them with chiles and cilantro and make a sauce for seafood.
    You are so lucky to have them at the ready for picking!

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  7. Divina, I would be more than happy to help pick the mangoes cause I have never seen in person such a big chunk of fresh mangoes on trees. Beautiful, lovely, looks like they come from farm.

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  8. Oh, how I wish I lived near you and could take some of those gorgeous mangoes off your hands! Gorgeous photos, as always!

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  9. You live in paradise Divina, absolutely do. WOW!! I love doing a mango frozen yogurt, mango ice-cream and mango kulfi. Mangoes and cream too for non ten in 10 times!! Beautiful pictures!

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  10. I am so jealous! What gorgeous mangoes! I eat a lot of dried mangoes here in Tokyo, but I really love them just as they are. Fresh and delicious. Or in sorbet form :) Enjoy your abundant harvest!

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  11. I want Indian Mangoes! I haven't had those in years... These pictures remind me of my childhood trips to the farm. All six of us sibs would run from one tree to another trying to get our own stash. WE would horde them like precious jewels... oh how fun! makes me miss home...sigh!
    My salivary glands are all worked up esp for that Indian Mangoes... and it's 5 am divina! hahaha!

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  12. Beautiful! and I'm so jealous! The mangoes we get here are so fibrous I gave up buying for years. I like to peel them like a banana and eat it just like this. or mango pudding =)

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  13. This makes me fondly remember my time living in Brazil. Not only are mangoes delicious, but when the trees are so full the branches bend it is so beautiful. I'm amazed at the number of varieties and you've introduced me to some new ones here. Enjoy!

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  14. Your mangoes are gorgeous! You are so lucky to have your own fresh fruits growing right where you live! We are enjoying the mangoes immensely :) Thanks a million again!!!

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  15. Divina,
    Blessed you. You've got so many beautiful mangoes! It seems to be a big harvest this year.

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  16. Ohmygosh Divina I am in heaven!!! Mangoes are one of my absolute favorite fruits you are so lucky to have such an abundance :) GAH I can only imagine the wonderful smells you have in your garden -- I think my favorite way to eat mangoes is by themselves or in a smoothie especially with beautiful mangoes like these! Pretty pretty pretty :)

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  17. We're always visiting the Philippines when mangoes are out of season! Look at all this lovely, lovely fruit. [Sigh] Just thinking about how they would taste puts a smile on my face. Oh, and green mango shakes . . . mmmmm!

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  18. Beautiful mangoes! We considered planting a mango tree here, but I think our winters are a bit too severe for them. I can't wait to read about what you do with all of them!

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  19. Simply sliced with some sticky rice.

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  20. Wow, look at those beauties!!!! I could sink y teeth into one right now!

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  21. Ar.. my comments didn't go through.
    Anyway, this is a recap of what I wrote.
    I love mangoes. Maybe you could make mango souffle? Mango pudding?

    I love managoes in salads but I love them by itself. Sweet, super fresh and very addictive.

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  22. that is so amazing you have that all in your backyard. I constantly say I can't wait to have a house so I can have a garden!

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  23. we are big mango fans! and in the fridge are a few apple mangoes, and small carabao mangoes ready to be eaten! you're so lucky to have mango trees, especially now that they're in season. I love my mom's Frozen Mango Tango Cake - layers of graham, cream cheese, mangoes and cream

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  24. Hi Divina, Mangoes are my absolute favourite fruit. I could write a recipe book on just mangoes; they are so good. My mango tree did not survive the 2 snows we had this year :(. Looking forward to hearing more on your mango fest!

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  25. I have never seen a mango tree in my life! I am so curious! These pictures truly have captured my heart, and I am looking forward to once day picking mangoes!

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  26. Wow, that's a lot of mangoes and they are really unique ones too! =)

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  27. Mango season is almost over in Australia. A little sad.

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  28. Gorgeous mangoes! My daughter's favorite fruit! We like it in a salsa and sorbet and the fried ravioli with spiced mango filling that I make.

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  29. Divina,
    I am sooooo jealous! I miss seeing mangoes on their trees!! :( Reminds me of home!!
    I absolutely love the apple mangoes... look at the colour!! They are so pretty.
    I only can get green mangoes from Chinese supermarket.. and ripe ones are available here.. but not apple mangoes :(

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  30. Mangoes, mangoes what a beautiful and healthy fruit! I like them in desserts and for sure in ice creams.
    Mangoes here come from Brazil :)

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  31. Divina, what a beautiful post! Love mangoes & those photos are stunning! My favaourite is 'Kerabu mangoes'. Yeah, I would do the same exchange mangoes to fig tree. hahaha.... So difficult to find fresh figs over here, right!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  32. I'm envious. I love mangoes, my favorite fruit. I'll have them in anything, mango torte, mango crepe ...just name it. :)

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  33. Looking at the mango pictures, I feel home sick. This would be the same scene at the back yard of my grand parents house in India during mango season. You are truly blessed to have home grown mangoes. Enjoy all the mangoes by trying different dishes.

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  34. Errr...my comment is gone! I hate this! Wow, mangoes! I just love them especially 'kerabu mangoes'@ mangoes salad. Yeah, I feel the same way I would change those mangoes to fig tree too. Have a nice weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  35. hi divien
    you are so lucky to have plenty of mangoes this iis heaven where you are !! cheers from Paris Pierre

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  36. I never knew there were so many kinds! Wow!!!

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  37. Ahhh! So wonderful to have stumbled upon a mango lover and you grow them too?! I am green with envy. Living in CA, mangoes just can sustain our fickle temperatures. But I have a recipe for a spicy green mango salad that I absolutely love! Will post when I can get my hands on these gems. Love the pictures!

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  38. hi,divine!i think you live in the eden garden,not to the earth,you are very lucky to have so many fruits of mangoes!i love this fruits...but i live in a place with four seasons,so i will eat a apple right now!

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  39. A beautiful selection of mangoes! How easy to imagine their flesh is sweet :)

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  40. Absolutely beautiful photos, Divina! My husband was looking over my shoulder and commenting that he really liked the first photo. How lucky you are to have such prolific mango trees? Perhaps someday I will come to visit you - I'd like to meet you even more than tasting those mangoes.

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  41. Lucky you! My mum loves eating mangoes raw...or maybe light soya sauce dipping...this is one of her summer cooling-down ways and waking up after a nap in afternoons.
    I remember I had some green mango salad before...really great!

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  42. Oh my gosh, how lucky are you? I wish I had all of those mangoes growing in my garden. If that was the case (in my dreams) I would be making plenty of mango chutney, mango achar and sweet and sour potato stew with mangoes... MMMMh! :D When can I come over? :D

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  43. That tree is a blessing through and through. If you're having problems with the sheer volume and don't want to eat them raw, you can make sherbet out of them.

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  44. What beautiful photos of an amazing abundance of mangoes. I didn't know that there were so many different varieties as our grocery only ever has the same ones imported from Mexico. My favorite way to use them comes from a post I did quite awhile ago for Black Pepper-Molasses Pulled Chicken Sandwiches that gets topped with a mango Slaw. Truly heavenly!

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  45. Envy you, surrounded by mangoes. Try making Mango cake and Mango Pudding. Other favourites are Mango Kerabu and Mango Chutney.

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  46. Mangoes were always my first "must eat" whenever I used to visit the Philippines! You live in mango heaven -- those photos are just stunning!!!

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  47. That settles it. I am moving in with you!

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  48. Hi Divina, you are so lucky. Those mangos are beautiful. There is a big mango tree in my neighborhood, but it's in the yard of a mean lady! She doesn't eat them, but she won't let anyone have any. Oh well.
    Oh, and my Mom has a fig tree. I can understand your want for this. When the fig's are ready, they taste like caramel!

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  49. Three different types of mangoes? How lucky you are Divina! I love the new look of your blog - simple and elegant! And - my favorite - would be a dessert - mango jubilee or mango shake!

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  50. Mangoes, I love! :)

    sinigang na bangus belly with green carabao mangoes and lots of red onion (bagoong isda as dipping sauce)

    carabao mango salad with tomatoes, sibuyas tagalog and bagoong alamang with sinangkutsang baboy, chicharon and lots of garlic

    and mango tapioca!

    ay sarap!

    and btw, love your blog! :)

    - IYA

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  51. I miss the Filipino Carabao mangoes. I believe they're the best mangoes I've ever tasted. Pair them up with bagoong and oohhhh that's just heaven!!!

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  52. These are absolutely gorgeous! I would indulge on them all day if i could!

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  53. I love Mangoes. This looks like so much fun...The photos are breath taking.

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  54. i love your new lay out and banner... it's fresh and crisp. it's very sense and serendipity-esgue! good job divina!

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  55. Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions. And yes, you're all welcome here. We're running out of mangoes but we have new mango blossoms. We have to give away the others as keeping them in the fridge also deteriorates the mango flesh. And thanks for all your recommendations and hope to make them soon.

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  56. Yay for mangos! I love them! My husband's favorite fruit. :)

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  57. Oh Divina, I would love some of these mangoes. You know, I've seen this recipe and I can't remember what culture it was from but it was fermented green mangoes. Fermenting them while they are still under ripe. I've been wanting to do this but find it so difficult finding underripe really green mangoes in my area ;) Love your new layout Divina!! Have a great week :D

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  58. Give me give me. I love mangoes.

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  59. Love you site's new look, and the photos of the mangoes are wonderful! My old coworker got me to eat green mangoes with salt, pretty good!

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  60. I love mangoes..the carabao variety (from Pangasinan and Cebu) is my fave, Divine, you're so lucky to have mango trees in your backyard..this reminds me of my lola's indian mango trees in her farm.. it's so good with bagoong alamang ..yum :)

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  61. I miss the variety of mangoes out there. We only get the really huge ones from Mexico out here.

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  62. wow i love mangoes. Both green and ripe. I'm gonna stop at a grocery store for some mangoes tomorrow!

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  63. oh, darling!. How envy I'm of the fact that you can enjoy fresh (from the tree!!) mangoes and avocados (soon)...

    and the weather...

    hmm..guess we cannot have everything in life, right?

    ps. are u coming to Macau soon?

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  64. wow. i am so incredibly jealous of your mango trees! i hope i end up somewhere where i ca grow my own.

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  65. You don't know how much I envy you. You have mango trees? - do you know how lucky and blessed you are?

    I'm absolutely in love with that first picture you have up there.

    Like you, I just enjoy eating the fruit; I don't have a favourite recipe as I've hardly tried any.

    But back to you, you are one lucky human being. Please eat a mango for me.

    Take care...

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