I love mango.
And as we are celebrating a LOVE Holiday, I chose this recipe from Allende’s book to reinterpret!
As she also suggests, for love dates, to read love poems or stories or books, I selected for you my fave poem from her book, to read to your lover on V day:
Let us live, my Lesbia, and love.
As for all the rumors of those stern old men,
Let us value them at a mere penny.
Suns may set and yet rise again, but
Us, with our brief light, can set but once.
The night which falls is one never-ending sleep.
Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred.
Then, another thousand, and a second hundred.
Then, yet another thousand, and a hundred.
Then, when we have counted up many thousands,
Let us shake the abacus,so that no one may know the number,
And become jealous when they see
How many kisses we have shared.
(Catullus, verses to Lesbia)
Ok, let’s go back to the kitchen…
This sauce is perfect for red meat, vegetables, lentils or chickpeas! —Claudia | Gourmet Project