Freezing Mango

Mango is one of those delicious fruits that clearly tastes best in season, and is rarely available outside its limited summer months. During summer I try to buy a few trays of mango from the markets and set aside a couple of hours to extract pulp into air tight containers ready for freezing.  It’s a messy exercise, but it’s worth it when I have mango in March! One of my favourite treats is a mango and vanilla soy milk smoothie –...

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Summer Seafood Salad

This recipe features all of my favourite summer things – mango, prawns, smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber. It’s a dish all on its own or it can be served on a large platter at a BBQ, with or without the seafood. Ingredients 100 grams smoked salmon 10 cooked king prawns 1 small avocado 1/4 red onion 4 x boiled eggs 2 x mango cheeks 1 x sweet potato 1 x cucumber 4 cloves of garlic Whole egg mayonnaise Lemon juice Method...

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Sweet Potato & Hummus Salad

We dropped in to visit some friends who have recently planted a vegetable garden to accompany their 5 chooks, turning a typical suburban backyard into a mini-farm. We picked some basil, cos lettuce and endive, all so crisp and green with life, eating it as we went and saving a bit for dinner. For dinner, they whipped up a ceasar salad using the cos lettuce, fresh eggs and left over Xmas ham while we used some Xmas leftovers of our own...

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Summer Smile

While we were sitting at the computer downloading recipes and doing some research, hubby was in the kitchen and came up with this delicious refreshing drink. This makes one tall glass, but imagine a large jug of it on a sunny summer afternoon! Ingredients 1x 100ml length of lemon grass stalk 1 full nip gin ice, crushed is better approx 180 ml lemonade 1 sprig mint 1 wedge mango, you could also use strawberry, kiwi fruit Method smash...

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Mango Strudel

I hated strudel when I was a kid. I never understood why anyone would want to have fruit for a dessert when there was icecream and chocolate to choose from. But this was a regular summer dish on the restaurant menu and it was more popular than you could imagine! INGREDIENTS 2 large ripe mangoes, peeled and sliced 25 grams shredded coconut 100 grams flaked almonds ½ cup fresh white breadcrumbs 25 grams castor sugar (fine white sugar) 1...

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