I realize that when I write about myself, I sound dejected and lonely all the time. Au contrair, my friends! I just happen to write more when I feel that way. It's a curse. So, lest you think I hate Brazil, here are some awesome things in my life.
Mangoes. Did I mention I love them? I've never had a good one in the US (though that may be in part because I didn't know how to choose a ripe one: soft but not mushy, like an avocado), and they are abundant and delicious here. My kids love them too, so we go through a lot. Thanks to YouTube, I learned how to cut them for serving. Slice the sides off, avoiding the nut inside, and slice the flesh without piercing the skin. Push the skin like you're turning it inside-out, and slice off the cubes of fruit. You're welcome. Go eat a mango.
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