Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Weird Time Thing

My goodness, the time goes by so fast! Every Monday morning, I seem to enter into this weird time thing, because before I know it, it's already Friday. Each day is a breath and each week is 10 minutes.
"But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day."
- 2 Peter 3:8, NAB
I'm starting to know what he means by the second part of that verse.
I am enjoying my time here very much. I love my students, and the people here are so warm and generous. They have shared with us fruit from their yards, such as papayas, avocados, bananas and mangos. I am usually more of a vegetable person, but I love the fruit in Hawaii. I have had opportunities to use them in recipes, as we each take turns cooking. One of our parishioners shared with us a mango salsa recipe that I enjoy putting together.
Mango Salsa
1 Mango
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz), drained
Just over 1/4 cup Diced Onions
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix and enjoy! It tastes even better if you keep it in the refrigerator over night before serving.

I learned the hard way that I can't cut up the mangos myself. It turns out that I am allergic to mango tree sap. It's a relative to poison ivy, but not everyone is allergic to it. It just causes a similar reaction. I am glad that I'm not allergic to the fruit itself!

I plan on writing again soon! I hope things are going well for all of you!


  1. I live with Sr. Monica. I have tasked her mango salsa first hand. It is delicious. She can make it any time. I like it with tortilla chips, cheese, and homemade guacamole the best.

  2. Sister Monica, it's great to keep up with your FSCC life. I learned a little about mango allergy, too. I have a shellfish allergy but it's probably actually an iodine allergy. Guess what? Mangoes are high in iodine so they are off my list now, too. Adult onset food allergies so I actually know what I am missing, lol. But God is always good!

  3. Glad to hear you not only season your life with fruity salsa, but live life fully, gratefully learning more each day. Try not to learn about too many more allergies if you can help it:)!