Monday, August 07, 2006

Mango! Eat Naked In The Shower


Want me to leave Egypt in August? I don't think so. Okay, so it's hot as hell, but it's mango season too. Yesterday a neighbour stopped by in the evening with a bag of fresh mangoes just picked from the trees in his garden. I was on my way out the door to another neighbour's place for dinner so I popped them into my refrigerator. This morning the heat hit me in the face like a barber's towel when I went out to feed the birds and I remembered the mangoes chilling deliciously inside. Four major mangoes for breakfast..can it get any better? Can it get any messier?

The one drawback of mango-feasting is that they are very juicy, slippery morsels. Mango juice is bright orange/yellow and shows up readily on clothing. I really do believe that mangoes are best eaten while naked and in the shower. Then you don't have to fiddle around with a knife and a spoon to dig out the firm, sweet flesh from the half mango, but instead you can dive right in there in full force, just peeling the skin off and taking mouthfuls of the golden fruit, letting the juice fall where it may in the knowledge that modern plumbing will cleanse you from all your sins.

What a way to start a morning, right?

10 comments:

sammy_bunny said...

I spent some time in Costa Rica at the height of mango season. It was wonderful!

rowena said...

Almost sounds like it could be the title of a foreign food film! I've read so much about the different varieties of mangoes especially since we have a lot in Hawaii, my original hometown. The ones in your photo look juicy indeed, and I think you may have just started a new trend in how to nourish yourself and keep clean in the shower. ;-)

Dusty said...

Nice to see that someone else has also blogged about mangoes. Mangoe cubes with vanilla icecream, now that is yummmmm...I came across your blog while googling for blog and egypt. Nice blog you have here.

lynn wilson said...

Hi
When I kept my horses just along the road from you I had a stallion who did not know the meaning of a walk. Trying to walk was a constant battle, which I lost daily to a collected trot, unless I was under a mango tree with ripe fruit! I would ask for a halt, which I got and he stood still (unbelievable) while I stood on the saddle and helped myself to three or four ripe fruit. Back seated, he was off at a brisk trot home, looking over his shoulder at me along the way just to remind me he existed, and loved mangoes. He would take a whole fruit and slurp his way through it, spitting out stone halfway along and then wiping the orange goo onto his foreleg to lick off at his ease. He was always the centre of attention doing this, and loved every minute of it! My other horse, a Shams el Asil mare, had the same manic reaction to a bottle of Stella beer. Odd but true.
Lynn

Jill said...

This blog is really interesting! I like to read about other expats who are enjoying themselves.

April said...

i LOVE mango. i bring them to work and try to cut them up as best as i can without making a huge mess. needless to say, that is impossible.

carlo71 said...

Here in the Philippines we have more than one season since we have a lot of species of mangoes ranging from the Sweet yellow ones to the sour and tangy green variety. We also have dwarf and giant variety and the Apple mango which turns red when it ripens. ald to know that you also appreciate mangoes as well as we do here.

Cairogal said...

Hi Maryanne! Missing your regular postings!

Eyes said...

I absolutely love mangos too. But the dripping part isn't my problem. My problem is the strands get caught in the teeth! Yow!

Cynthia Rae said...

I found your blog as a link on Judith's blog. The husband and I are making plans to vaction in Egypt over the holiday season (our much awaited honeymoon). So, I thought I would stop by, check out your blog and see what I can learn about Egypt.

As for the mangos.... This year was the first time I had ever tried a mango. I have to say, they are yummy! Though I am not sure I could eat one while I am naked...heheheheh!

Looking forward to reading more.
Cyn