The first mango of the season

My favourite fruit is mango.

My favourite mango is the Kensington Pride. The Kensington Pride or Bowen mango is sweet firm and never has that turpentine-like after taste.

The Kensington Pride is also never stringy or fibrous and the seed is relat small and flat.

When green, the Kensington Pride does well with curry powder too.

Kensington Pride mango with blueberries and no added sugar yoghurt.​
Kensington Pride mango with blueberries and no added sugar yoghurt.

Sausages, frozen vegetables, and gravy

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Tonight was a very simple meal. I had an unpleasant experience this morning when two men tried to relieve me of my wallet while I was out walking. By the time I got home after work I didn’t feel like cooking much.

Ingredients

  • Beef sausages
  • Frozen capsicum, corn, black beans, and peas
  • Gravox™ gravy

Instructions

  1. Unwrap the snags from the plastic wrapping.
  2. Heat up a frypan.
  3. Put the snags into the frypan.
  4. Put the frozen vegetables into the frypan.
  5. Put a lid on the frypan.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Boil water.
  8. Put the Gravox™ powder in a mug and pour in boiling water and whisk until it is thick.
  9. When the 20 minutes has elapsed, turn off the frypan, remove the lid and transfer everything to a shallow bowl.
  10. Pour over the gravy.
  11. Allow everything to cool a little and then devour.
Beef sausages with frozen vegetables and Gravox™ gravy. Gary Lum.
Beef sausages with frozen vegetables and gravy.

Extra tidbit

A workmate bought me this vanilla slice today from the Curtin Bakery. She was being kind to me because of the incident earlier in the day. It certainly made my day. I have wonderful workmates. The vanilla slice was delightful. The custard was light and fluffy and yet not too sweet. It had a good vanilla flavour and unlike some bakery vanilla slices there wasn’t too much gelatine. The passionfruit icing was delicious and again, not too sweet and not too thick. The pastry was firm. 

A workmate gave me this Curtin Bakery Vanilla Slice after I had an unpleasant experience this morning. It was delicious. Gary Lum.
A workmate gave me this Curtin Bakery Vanilla Slice after I had an unpleasant experience this morning. It was delicious.

New Year’s Day lunch 2020

Moreton Bay bugs and Endeavour prawns

I’m in Brisbane and staying with my parents. For lunch Ms24 and her BF as well as Ms18 came over.

New Year's Day 2020 lunch. Moreton Bay Bugs and Endeavour prawns with fresh white bread plus cos lettuce and roma tomato. Gary Lum.
New Year’s Day 2020 lunch. Moreton Bay Bugs and Endeavour prawns with fresh white bread plus cos lettuce and roma tomato.

Yesterday I went to Morgan’s Seafood Market at Scarborough and bought some Moreton Bay bugs (Thenus orientalis) and blue Endeavour prawns (Metapenaeus endeavouri).

My plan for lunch was for a simple sandwich building exercise with a choice of Tip Top™ white sandwich bread or white hamburger rolls, real butter, homemade seafood sauce (fresh pouring cream, commercial tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce), cos lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and some pepper.

This was similar to last night’s New Year’s eve tea of crab and prawn sambos.

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Unsweetened yoghurt with blueberries and raspberries

As much as I would like a big bowl of ice cream, I make do with unsweetened yoghurt and fruit.

Tonight I added fresh blueberries and raspberries.

Photograph of unsweetened yoghurt with fresh blueberries and raspberries. Gary Lum.
Unsweetened Yoghurt with Blueberries and Raspberries

What do you like for dessert?