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Archive for April 29th, 2009

Some pictures from around the yard. It is a gorgeous afternoon and should be enjoyed from the outside.  What a wonderful life.

Do you have a favorite?  Mine is the robin egg.

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It’s only “Fruit” day because our Harry and David fruits arrived yesterday.  They call it “Epitome of the Tropics” with Sunrise Papayas, Tropical Sunset Mango, and a beautiful green lime to zest up the dishes made with the other fruits. Delish…

dscn0796The Papaya:  A mild character of a sweet melon. Use it for fancy desserts and mixed fruit salads. It will remain firm and pliant when cooked, especially in stir frys or kabobs over the grill. The gray-black seeds have a peppery taste and will add distinction to garnishes and salad dressings. 

The Mango:  Ideal for slicing and cubing. It is sweet and honeyed – never pithy- with a light lemony fragrance. 

Remember – these are tropical fruit and do not like the cold so they will not keep long in the refrigerator.  If they are not ripe when purchased a couple of days on the counter top should help ripen them.

dscn0799This mornings breakfast: Fresh Mango.  Mango Shake. Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Cereal ( the 5 grains are whole grain oats, wheat, rye, barley, and triticale plus flaxseed) made with a Vanilla maple tea bag, cinnamon and sprinkled with coconut (still in the tropics 😉 ).

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The workout: 40 minutes of Elliptical. 30 minutes working legs. 3+ mile run with the pooch.

Great morning…the mango helps.

Have a great day!

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