You expect me to believe that all is this crazy in the world started because of an apple? I’m calling shenanigans here. I’ll tell you why. Apples are not the most delicious fruit out there and I’m thinking Adam would have been all “Nah. Just don’t feel like wrecking this good thing we got going on here for an apple.”
I’m gonna go ahead and state that I’m pretty sure what Eve tempted Adam with was a mango. That’s right kids, a mango.
If you have ever had a fresh, ripe mango then you know what I’m talkin’ bout Willis. The mango makes the apple look like a chump. That’s how good the mango is. I swear that every time I buy some mangos I am going to cut them up and eat them throughout the week. It never happens. I cut them up and they are gone in one or two days – tops. I buy some apples and well…they just sit in the fridge looking all sad. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but a mango a day make B.o.B. a happy, happy girl. A happy girl who tells terrible Bible stories, but a happy one nonetheless.
People of Washington, don’t get me wrong, apples have their part in the fruit world. But they are the commoners of fruit. Mangos are the Kings and Queens. They are also good for you and stuff. But, really I don’t care about that. They are just simply delicious.
I am thankful for apple pie!
I heart mangos!!
I'm pretty sure that the whole apple thing stems from interpretation… I'm thinking i remember reading that some biblical historians think that it was probably a pomegranate… however the original hebrew simply refers to a unspecified "fruit" so I guess a mango works as good as anything.
Speaking of mangos, I guess I'll have to say that I'm thankful for my wife, who cooks with mangos about 3 times a week (which is also just about how often she cooks at all). We particularly enjoy homemade mango salsa!
Mango salsa on top of some grilled fish = orgasmic.
LMAO! While I do enjoy a good mango, I eat an apple every day. I love me some apples. Maybe Eve was my mom or something…
I love me some mangos too! My fave a strawberry, banana and mango smoothie! YUUUMMMM 🙂
While I'm not a mango fan, I'm a fan of your writing about them! Seriously, apples aren't that good. 🙂
Today I am thankful for the Delta Breeze which has allowed me open my windows and get some fresh un-conditioned air today!
I likes me some apples and some mangos. Why has science not intervened here and created the mapple, or the appango? Stop cloning sheep and get me some frankenfruit – stat!
LMFAO!!! I loved your stream of thought to get to the end result: mango's ROCK! And I couldn't agree more 🙂 Although, not as easy to get here in California, I don't pass them up!
I'm thankful for hilarious running blogs…
and for people who share their affinity for fruits.
Ran 1.5 miles (on a sidewalk) two days ago,
should my legs still hurt?
It's much different than the dreadmill…
You are hilarious! I love, love, love mangos! I ate so many that I could have bled internally though…..true story, after my blood clot incident, I had to go on Coumadin ( a blood thinner). I was given a list of foods that I should not eat , or eat less of. Mangos were not on the list, so I ate them ( in many forms, fresh, smoothie style, italian icee style, sorbet style, can you tell I love them??)
Come to find out, I taught my doctor's office a thing or 2 (hello? it's their job, I should not be teaching them things!) , Mangos thin your blood dramatically if eaten daily, who would have thunk??
So, because I am on blood thinners till November, My mango eating days are limited to about once a week in a limited quantity!!!
Enjoy some for me!!!
I don't think I've ever had a mango. Now I want one!
There's so much I could write here, since you've ventured into my area of passion, that I'm not sure where to start! First, the biblical temptation fruit is under much discussion. I've heard it argued that everything from bananas to pomegranates to oranges was the 'real' apple. However, I kindof like the mango idea, especially because it is in the poison ivy family, and the leaves and skin of the fruit will give a poison ivy type rash to sensitive individuals (me!), so there's a delicious but dangerous aspect to it. However, I will have to argue that a tree ripened peach is usually better than a mango.
Finally, as for crossing apples and mangoes- going back to the family discussion: apples are in the rose family and mangoes are in the poison ivy family, and while closely related species can often be hybridized, such different crops will probably never be crossed. But we are working on strawberries and blackberries…
Thankful that I've recognized Judeo-Christian mythology for what it is–cultural mythology.
Also? Mangoes are even better when paired with Thai sticky rice. Glutinous rice + coconut milk + salt + ripe Thai mango. If you've never had it, do yourself a favor and get to the nearest Thai restaurant!