Friday, April 8, 2016
One of the Things that Make Summer Summer
The best part of summer is eating mangoes and the best time for eating mangoes is summer time. You can't separate what God has joined together. Summer and mangoes were made for each other, so we can enjoin them both more.
Just imagine a picnic by the stream or river or right in the middle of a rice field, under a shady mango tree, cool breeze blowing from the mountains, with pork and chicken adobo, grilled fish (bangus?) and eggplants, fresh tomatoes, preserved fish (bagoong), green mangoes, and finally, ripe and yellow kalabaw mangoes.
And then you eat on banana leaves with your bare hands.
Best of all, the picnic happens during summer time!
I told all that to the store owner beside our house while buying fresh tomatoes from her and she cried---"Oh my, they're all my favorites!"
I always thank God for mangoes. They add life to everything I do. And with them, you can always have a taste of the good natural things in the province right in the city. By the way, it's rich in Vitamins A and C and a good source of fiber and energy.