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Its 2014 and the Mango tree is thriving.

Mango Tree 2014

Its 2014 and the mango tree is full of bloom Mango Tree 2014

A month later and its loaded with fruit.

Yesterday my friend who we bought the house off visited us.  She loved the garden and the blog.  Most of all she loved the mango tree which had been a gift to see it thriving blessed her immensely. We thought it was a Bowen Mango and Val confirmed this.  Wow I’m really looking forward to seeing the fruit grow and ripen.

It was  wonderful to see her and talk with her again.  For me she was one of those people who as soon as we met we knew and liked one another.  She knew from the moment she met us that her house was right for us.  I always knew I loved her house.  So when it was time for her to leave we bought the house and I just love living here.

My First Mango & Lenticche for dinner

 The First Mango from my tree. It was so sweet and delicious and seemed to ripen in the middle of the rain.

Lenticche

2 Large onions

3 Cloves garlic

3-4 tbs Olive Oil

2 cups green lentils

1 litre Chicken Stock, Homemade or (low salt)

4 cups pasta, macaroni or twirls are best

Grated Cheese

Yogurt

Chilli

Saute Onions and Garlic till soft and just starting to colour. Stir through lentils. Pour in stock, Bring to boil and simmer until lentils are almost soft about 30mins.

Add Pasta, cook for about 20mins. until pasta is cooked. It takes longer than normal to cook because of the thick sauce it is in.

Serve topped with grated Cheese, Yogurt, and chilli for those who like a bit of heat.

Serve with Green Salad, Purple onions, basil tossed with Italian Dressing

Safe from the bats

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The mango tree is safe protected from the bats. The fruit is growing so well. We have covered it just in time. A small green mango fell off in my hand so I cut it open it had the most amazing mango smell but with an almost lemony zest to it.  I havehad green mango from the store and there wasn’t much flavour. This was so good I went looking for another one to put in a salad.  There isn’t one yet but i’ll keep checking.  The only thing to watch out for now is fruit fly.             
Tee-Jay my lovely daughter cooked a beautiful chicken pie for dinner which we ate with some leafy green salad and aioli.