Thursday, November 27, 2008

Eat Your Heart Out, Yas!


This is my tea mug. It's big. It contains enough tea to jumpstart my brain in the morning. The even larger object sitting on my chair next to my tea mug is a 2 kg mango. I ate it for breakfast. It was delicious.

One of the varieties of mango grown in Egypt is known familiarly as beid el tor, or in English bull's balls, for fairly obvious reasons. These enormous mangoes ripen more slowly than many other types and are usually used to make mango juice. When someone brought me one the other day, however, it was popped into the fridge until the following morning, when it was devoured with much rejoicing. Poor Yas, living in frosty New York where there are no good mangoes.

3 comments:

Dina said...

A 2 kg mango! What fertilizer did that tree get?!

Merri said...

you didn't have to eat this one in the shower, eh?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

No shower. Just put on an old tshirt and had breakfast at the kitchen sink. LOL