Saturday, May 16, 2009


Our tropical produce garden has begun with the gift of five small banana trees.
A local girl carried them for an hour on her scooter. The compost bucket is steaming, in readiness to feed the hungry young plants. It's Saturday and we have polished off the 100 bananas bought at the market on Tuesday, so we look forward to the day when we can pick directly from the back yard.

Wellam, the electricity boss, must have fallen asleep on the switch as we have unexpected power in the middle of the day. I whip out the fastest cacao and banana smoothie possible, fearing a blackout at any moment.

A delicious and cooling way to deal with our glut of papaya is blended with fresh ginger, frozen, then reblended into a smooth granita. Who needs ice-cream?

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