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Splittin’ bananas and takin’ names

Sometimes I see foods on shows and in movies and immediately crave them. Pizza’s a big one: even when the pizza depicted is not even remotely what I like in a pizza (I like mine thin, no more than four toppings including the sauce and the cheese, and no meat, but cartoon depictions of pizza look […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 7

This will be the last in my gloating mango posts. Mostly because we’ve now eaten all the mangoes. A few were devoted to slurping up: raw, silky and sweet. One was dedicated to a smoothie (which didn’t seem to deserve a blog post, but I will just say: exquisite) and a couple of others were […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 6

One thing you learn swiftly when you’re dallying with food blogging: a lot of food is far less photogenic than it is delicious. I say this by way of warning, because the photo of tonight’s mango triumph really doesn’t do it justice. Inspired by (but very different from) Tomato Blues’s Beach Sundal, this is a […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 5

The mangoes keep on coming! Since pizza makes up a significant proportion of our weekly diet (and by ‘significant’, I trust you understand, I imply ‘vast majority’ and then realise the whole sentence is a grammatical train wreck), it was not only natural that mango would make its way onto a pizza, it was eagerly […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 4

I don’t think it’s cheating to improve upon a great idea. As part of the great mango mania that has swept Chez Spoonfully, fresh mango salsa was undoubtedly a winner (not that there have been any losers in this great tropical fruit rumpus): so why not make it even better? With friends coming over with […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 3

I think the first time I ever (knowingly) had savoury mango was in a mango salsa. Bright and sweet, delicious and fresh: I can’t even remember the context. It could have been on corn fritters, or in a salad, or on a pizza. Who cares? It stuck with me as a delicious thing, to be […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 2

It turns out there are many different types of mango. I probably would be able to tell two apart if I saw them side-by-side, but overall, if you put, say, fifty different types of mango in a pile, I’d see a pile of mangoes, not individual cultivars. It’s flat out ignorance and there’s no excuse […]

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Plenty o’mangoes: Round 1

We agreed the first mango would be ritually decheeked, sliced open and surrendered to our ravenous gullets without ornamentation, but once our initial mango lust was slaked, we agreed to pursue a slightly more sophisticated preparation. M soaked some black beans, while I prepared a batch of fresh feta and left it to drain overnight. […]

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Taco time!

So something else that happened while I was recently couchbound was that M splashed out on some masa harina. We’re total pros at wheat tortillas (and their many derivatives, including tortilla chips), but the corn tortilla has always eluded us. Masa harina, it seems, is the key ingredient, so for years we’ve been trying to […]

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A supreme moment

Holy cow you guys I just made the most amazing pasta. Alert readers will recall in a recent post I explained I was dedicating my time couch-side while nursing a virus to researching ways of improving my pasta-making sk1llz (among other things). Well, I’ve turned the corner virus-wise and am well and truly on the […]

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