In a previous post I told of our trying a mango that wasn’t ripe enough. It wasn’t too bad but was quite bland.
My blogging buddy Newsferret commented that “Mangos for breakfast is an absolute delight.”
So I decided we’d try the mango for breakfast. We waited a few days for it to ripen. I remembered seeing some photos online of the fancy way some folks prepare their mangoes and I gave it a try. It was quite easy to do and looks cheerful and fun.
The mangoes tasted so much better fully ripe. To me they have a light taste of a peach & cantaloupe cross. It’s a tasty and fun experiment into trying new fruit. I think I’ll look around for other fruits to try now.
Thanks Newsferret for the mangoes for breakfast suggest. It was a nice change from our normal breakfast foods.
Many many years ago my sister used to dehydrate star fruit for her parrot. The slices turned out so pretty and vibrant. I figure the star fruit I had left would make a tasty dehydrated snack. Without calling my sister first to ask how to do it, I cut mine up in about 1/4 inch slices and let them dehydrate for a few hours. They turned out thin and brown on the edges. I’m not happy with them for eating purposes. I’ll use them in a crafting or throw them outside for the birds or both. I asked my sister what I did wrong? She said it sounded like that I did everything right and maybe it was the difference in dehydrators as to why hers did so well. I think she may be on to something there. Oh well, again I tried and that’s what matters most I suppose.
The first day Sheli was home after his surgery, he got sick on one of his small rag-rugs that I made him. As any dog owner knows, there’s colors in pet foods that have a tendency to be hard to get out. The little rug was the first sheet rag-rug I had crocheted and it fits perfectly at the end of our dresser where he and Babycat take turns laying. I was sad because I figured it was stained forever and I would have to throw it out.
As I scrubbed on the rug and it still had a yucky brown colored spot, it occurred to me that the rug is one full size sheet and should be washable. So I threw it in the washer and decided that if it ruined it, I’d throw it away. Well, it washed up beautifully. The yucky brown spot was completely gone from both sides of it. I decided to dry it in the dryer. If it didn’t do well I could always re-wet it and block it back into shape.
To my delight the rug dried beautifully too. I’m so happy.
So here’s another plus for using sheets as rag rugs.
Just a quick note: Because of it’s weight and size, I plan to take my big rag-rug to the laundry mat and use their heavy duty machine when it needs washing.
Here’s my little rag-rug freshly washed and dried.
This is all my updates for today.
I hope you all have a lovely week.