The whole world loves mangos and many are fresh from southern Florida. This Sanibel mango tree offers great shade and bears its fruit June through September. So come on down and enjoy! Mangos are juicy, fragrant and sweet, and its flavor can be compared to a blend of pineapple and peaches.
Mangos are an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C and are low calorie. You can enjoy a Florida sundae or smoothie with low-cal cut up mangos. Mangos are also good as a breakfast topping on pancakes or waffles, a luncheon taco, a salad wrap, a sauce on grilled fish or chicken. Getting hungry?
Here’s a simple recipe from www.thefloridagardener.com
2 Florida mangos, diced medium
1 Florida avocado, diced medium
1/4 cup red onion, minced
1 tablespoon Florida jalapeno pepper, minced
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Mix well and refrigerate until use.
For over twenty-five years, we have been amazed to always find new things on the beaches of Sanibel. This year we observed hundreds of live baby sand dollars moving on the sandbar at low tide. My wife also discovered two of these Batfish that had washed up. They looked like little monsters out of a horror movie, but we found that they are harmless bottom feeders, and that few people have ever seen.
Looking forward to our next visit……
Magnificent Frigatebirds were sighted by bird enthusiasts at Ocean’s Reach flying high over our gulf side pool. These amazing tropical seabirds are approximately 39” long with an 85” wingspan and are known for their aerial skill and speed. They feed mainly on fish but also attack other seabirds to force them to disgorge their meals. Interestingly, Frigatebirds never land on water and always take their food items in flight. It’s fun to watch another beautiful nature show at Ocean’s Reach.
It’s three weeks of Sanibel fishing and relaxing time again for this trio of friends. Ocean’s Reach is that special place to make new friends, create memories and reunite annually.
Welcome back Roger, Doug and Pat and their families from Virginia, New Hampshire and Ohio. We’re glad you’re here!