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How Do You Eat a Mango?

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I didn’t like mangoes in Canada. They never ripened, were expensive, and they tasted like soap. Mangoes sold at the supermarket were always hard. Just set it on the window ledge for a few days, they said. It’ll ripen and be delicious, they said. Not true. Mangoes in Canada arrive hard and unripe. They then [...]

Oregano. It’s much more than a seasoning for your favorite Italian dish. It’s also a gas-buster. Embarrassing In-flight Gas This isn’t really dinner conversation: trapped gas on a long flight (but I know you’ve had it). You know the gas I’m talking about. The gas that makes you unbutton your pants during a long flight. The gas that [...]

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