How food happens

We get food several ways…

1. We bring a bulk order of food from the big city about six hours away (we can get cheese, raisins, olive oil…stuff like that).

2. Michael brings food up from the little trade stores/big market in the town by the ocean (rice, fish, some veggies like carrots, shampoo…)

3. We buy it from the little market about a 15 minute walk away (sugar, flour, coffee, coconut oil, crackers)

4. We, or our friends, grow it and then get it from the garden.

5. We, or our friends, forage for it.


Here’s a foraging/language learning adventure to get bamboo shoots.

We looked around, and finally Mirna found some shoots.

She pulled them out and peeled them on the spot. They are quite itchy otherwise.

Walking home, shoots in hand.

Washing shoots and feet in the stream.

Slicing shoots back at home.

Boiling shoots on top of the kerosene burner.

Delicious! Mixed with coconut milk, shallots, garlic, carrots, pumpkin, green onions, tumeric, and ginger.

So, that’s how food happens around here.

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