Eating Off The Land


Eating Off The Land

It’s mango season in South Florida. My tree is
loaded with sweet, delicious Haden mangoes and the
whole neighborhood knows it. Mother possum is
visiting every night. On a nice sunny day when
it’s hot and steamy, iguanas of every color are
munching tropical mangoes. I thought the tree and
the mangoes were mine, but I quickly learned that
I am lucky to share the fruits with blue jays,
possums, iguanas, and the neighborhood squirrels.
It doesn’t seem to be much of a problem as the
forty-some foot mango tree has given a bounty of
over two hundred mangoes. I have traded mangoes
with a friend for avocados, given away lots of
mangoes and made mango chutney. Chutney is a sauce
in Indian cuisines and can vary from a tomato
relish to mango. I was able to make six small jars
in about an hour, not including the picking of the
mangoes. Here ‘s the recipe:

6 mangoes, nice size, cut into one-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
1 (3 inch) cinnamon stick
5 whole cloves
1 cup distilled organic apple cider vinegar
5 black peppercorns, crushed
2 tablespoons fresh organic ginger root
4 or 5 pieces of organic garlic
¼ cup of cane sugar

1. Place the mangoes into a large pot. Crush the
ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle until
they become a smooth paste. Stir the paste into
the mangoes. Stir in the sugar, and season with
salt, cayenne pepper, cardamom seeds, cinnamon
stick, and cloves. Stir to blend, and then cover
the pot. Leave the pot sitting out at room
temperature overnight.
2. The next day, place the pot over medium heat.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins
to thicken, about 30 minutes. Stir in the apple
cider vinegar and peppercorns; cook for 10 more
minutes. Cool before using.

It’s really delicious! You can use it as a dip on
crackers, sauce for fish or chicken, or put it on
a sandwich. Living in Florida in the summer is
hot, but the mangoes, papayas, passion fruits,
bananas and pineapples are worth being here all
summer. I always do my Qigong practice in the
early morning in the summer. It’s still cool and
you can get in a good workout between 6:30 and
7:30 and not overheat. I am home by 8:00 and feel
good all-day long.

I wish you the best in your Health, Wealth and

Dr. Wu Dhi

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