mango papers

Bless my soul 

Mango’s on a paper towel roll

Birdy of the week in every Birblr opinion poll

What a beeb

Eatin millet seeb

Always makin trouble cuz she never goes to sleep

She was a sad bird 

Screamin, screamin

Now she’s a glad bird

She’s still screamin!

She is a bird who’s got cute down pat

She’ll be scramin in no time flat

Zero to screamin just like that

  • M.I.A.
  • Kala
  • Interscope
  • 2007
  • B0009715-01
  • 2x12”
  • 33 rpm
  • Album
  • Gatefold
  • Significant tracks:
    • “Bird Flu”
    • “Boyz”
    • “Jimmy” [cover of  “Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja” by Parvati Khan from Disco Dancer]
    • “Hussel” [featuring African Boy]
    • “Mango Pickle Down River” [with The Wilcannia Mob]
    • “Paper Planes”
    • “Come Around” [featuring Timbaland]
  • Melody Records [defunct], Washington, DC
Mango Tempura

Celebrate Mardi Gras with my Mango Tempura, which if it’s deep-fried is also light as air, delicate and flavorful! Happy Fat Tuesday!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • ½ large, just ripe mango
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup ice water
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Sugar

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, peel mango, and cut into sticks. Set aside.

Once oil is hot, combine flour and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Whisk in egg and ice water until just blended.

Using chopsticks, dip mango sticks in the batter and coat thoroughly, before gently dropping in the hot oil. Cook, about 1 minute and a half on each side, until golden brown. With a slotted spoon, transfer mango tempura to paper towels to absorb oil. Fry two to four at a time, and repeat with remaining mango sticks and batter.

Sprinkle Mango Tempura with Cinnamon Sugar and serve immediately.


For my second birthday several weeks ago, friends Waffles, Mango, and Torty sent me a fabulous birthday present! We have been so busy that we haven’t had a chance to share the fabulousness of my present with you all yet!

Sweet Mango wrote me a lovely card with the best nom-like colors, and Waffles and Torty wrapped my present in the most beautiful ribbons! Even the wrapping paper was amazing: It was covered with colorful friendbeasts! After admiring my card and the wrappings on my package, we opened my present…a new senior friend for me!

Brunhilda and I hit it off right away (after a minor mishap when I almost tried to nom her pretty pink belly). Now I won’t be lonely when Mommy is out. We are going to have so many adventures together!