Since, I love celebrating summer, I made this fresh mango pickle that's hot and spicy, the recipe is up on Food52 this week, check it out! All you need are a couple of raw mangoes and a few ingredients to make this tasty gem. It's a great accompaniment to a meal or even on a sandwich.
- I made M try his first Indian mango in Berkley a few weekends ago, they ran out of the Alphonso but they had the Kesar variety which also boasts a soft flesh with a sweet nectar taste to be devoured (with no damn stringy stuff inside the fruit, I really hate that). Granted, each mango was over $4 but it was definitely worth it. My maternal grandfather owned several Alphonso mango trees in Goa which was a treat for us every summer. It brought back fun memories of sitting around several crates of fresh sweet and juicy mangoes and not having to think of how many to share or buy. This old article from NPR on Indian mangoes kind of summed up how I feel now about missing one of my favorite fruits.
- These choco tacos by Name is Yeh are probably one of the most innovative and tastiest party ideas for summer!
- This aperol spritz float by one of my fellow Bay Area food blogs, Honestly Yum!
- I had the pleasure of meeting the very sweet Alanna of The Bojon Gourmet last weekend, check out her cashew and sun dried tomato dip.