Secret Mango Flower Pie


Today is a National Mango Day, Beautiful People, so I am repeating one of my favorite dessert recipes.

Flowers are not only pretty; they have meanings.  The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, has been used throughout the ages to express messages of love, longing, happiness, desire, pity, and sometimes even suspicion and sarcasm. Although the book Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh elaborates mainly on – ahem! -elaborate Victorian flower arrangements “used to convey romantic expressions,” Shakespeare had already covered this field of flowers in Hamlet, in the famous “Mad Ophelia” scene:

Here is Kate Winslet, of the Titanic fame, throwing sarcastic barbs, thinly disguised as gifts of flowers, to the king who “stole his brother’s wife” (Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5) and the queen, with bitter disdain at her unfaithfulness.  But be of good cheer – not every situation in life is as…

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