I bought a green mango last week--sold as such on its plastic packaging--and indeed on the outside it was green, but on the inside it was orange and sweet. In other words, it was ripe. Ripe mangoes are delicious, and I enjoyed that one, but it wasn't a green mango. These are the real deal. When you peel them, they're green, not orange, and very sour and dry:
Along with this, I had banana squash:
In Latin, this is Cucurbita maxima, the biggest squash. This is the yellow squash you see sold in pieces wrapped in cellophane because the whole squash would be too much. That's my piece. I baked it all in a casserole dish with a little water while I had the oven on for bread, so it essentially steamed, and then I continued baking some of it for a little longer in an orange glaze from here that was amazingly great. I have some of the glaze left and can hardly wait to try it on tofu. The banana squash itself tastes so much like butternut that in a taste test--blind or not, since all cut up it looks the same too--I don't think I'd be able to tell the difference.
Then I was doing some more experiments on Buddha's chicken. Thought for a while that this was the one, but no, there's still some experimenting to do to make it perfect, but I'm not giving up, especially since the "failures" are so tasty.
A nice meal: everything complimented everything else beautifully. Only two more days of MoFo! But there are still so many more items to try!