Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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Last night I decided to make my Mango Chilli Chicken for dinner as Mango's are now in season and are coming down in price. So after I had cut most of the flesh of the mango I gave the seed to my 15 month old Alexandrines. This is the first time they have had one as I didn't make this dish last year (don't know why it was lovely). They weren't too sure at first and Yeti had a nibble at it. I walked past later on and both Yeti and Yowie had Mango Beaks. It was all over them and they were really enjoying it. They had already figured out how to break it open to get at the seeds inside the main shell (people think that the inside is the seed but it's not there are seeds inside that it is only a seed shell) and they were enjoying the seeds inside. This morning they are still enjoying chewing on the husk. I just may have to go to the big fruit shop nearby that gets huge amounts of Mango's in each season and buy a box of them. I can often buy a whole box of them for $5 as they are getting very ripe and won't keep very long, the Alex's seem to prefer them very very ripe. I can cut the cheeks of the mango and then freeze them, so the Alex's and the Toos can have a real feast.