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Ariana Grande Creates Mango Frenzy

March 18, 2019

I make dreamy mango moon milk with Ariana Grande Sweetener in her honor

It’s not every day I pay attention to pop music. Today my mango google alerts were pinging me with a slurry of mango talk and Ariana Grande. I was intrigued from the get-go. Any pop star of her caliber giving juice to sweet mangoes just makes me smile. Does it surprise me? No, everyone loves mangoes. That’s the point of this glorious business that I happen to be smack in the middle of. I’m happy when others shine the light on this beautiful fruit, grown by amazing, hard-working people all over the world. Continue Reading…

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Winter Citrus & Mango Frenzy

February 7, 2019

Magic happens when mangoes meet winter citrus

I am lucky to live in California, a place where citrus literally falls off  trees in winter and brightens our rain soak days. Our grocery stores and farmers markets are brimming with a variety of  brightly hued choices  and my neighbors give me buckets of Meyer lemons,  mandarins, oranges as well as a cluster of other varieties.  So we may have went a little crazy in the Crespo Organic Kitchen the last few weeks creating recipes with these offerings.  Mangoes compliment citrus perfectly by balancing with sweetness,  eliminating the need for excess sugar. The perfumed nature of ripe mangoes balances the deep rich flavor of citrus peels. We are quite pleases with these recipes and think we offer something for everyone – sweet and savory. Its a celebration of the magic that occurs when mangoes are paired with citrus! 

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Minneola Mini Mango Yogurt Cakes

February 7, 2019

Minneola Mini Mango Cakes with Mango Cremé Anglaise and Citrus & Barberry Floral Salsa

This recipe  was adapted from Dori Greenspans Mediterranean Yogurt Cake with Clementines. I  took the concepts of  yogurt and olive oil cake and made it even moister by adding mango puree.  I got further inspired by love of the Middle East and exotic flavors and decided to included barberries and sumac. These mini cakes have excellent texture and vibrancy from the citrus zest and a perfumed quality from the mangoes.  We serve them with Mango Crème Anglaise and Citrus Flower Salsa for an effect that’s quite magical.

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