Saturday, September 6, 2008

cooking and artwork

well, what to say about this week other than cooking. We had a radio training finally for our youth group so they could start working on the radio. We will have one more. They were quite shy. I wonder if kids in the states are as shy as they are here. I dont thinks so.

Well, lets start with this delicious garden bread. It is sooo delicious. It tastes like those vegetable crackers! Heres the recipe (the american version) Also, these are oranges (they are always green here and quite bitter so you mix them with lots of water and sugar like you make lemon juice. Its good!)

Whole Wheat Garden Bread
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups white flour
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup oil
2 cups water? I think...
1Tablespoon yeast
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup grated carrots
1 small bell pepper or (jalapiƱo if you want)
1 Tblspn cumin seeds
3 cloves of garlic
1 smaill onion chopped

mix half the flour together with yeast and water. Mix for one minute. Add oil, salt, honey, and all the veggies and cumin. Then add the rest of the flour a little at a time. Kneed for 15 mins! (Yes really 15 mins) Adding more flour if needed so it isnt a sticky mess. Make a loaf and put in a preheated 150 degree oven for 20 mins or until doubled, then turn the tempurature to 350 and bake until golden brown and delicious. Enjoy!

The next thing is called Gizo here. Its basically a chunky vegetable sauce with creme in it and served with rice. The cool thing about this specific dish is that it was the first time we used the new supertree Marango. I will send more facts about marango at a later time, but it is a tree I planted in my garden that is extremly useful and healthy. I forgot the nutricional facts today. We used the leaves in this dish. It was good.

Kory tryed grinding his cocoa beans with a little coconut for added moisture and oil. It was quite liquid. He is also experiementing with the roasting technique. It was really messy but it tasted pretty good. We had another encounter with Gillermo, the fat chocolate man. We ADORE visiting him. We took him some of the delectable chocolate that you all have sent us and shared it with him. He recited a poem for us.

These two pieces of artwork were part of an assignement that we gave our little art club, to make something of garbage. The can one is kory, and the suckky one is mine.

This week instead of mopping, I moved the table and hosed down our whole house. then swept it out the door! It was super fun. Next time im going to tie soap to my shoes and skate around or make a slip n slide . I will miss cement houses a little when I come home.

1 comment:

Becky said...

PLEEEEEEEASE save the slip and slide for when I come!!! Maybe we need helmets.