Monday, April 30, 2012

Where we grocery shop...

Yes, we have an Albertson Supermarket!  The sign says so!  Right now they are remodeling.  And that is our truck parked in front.

We've been in twice but haven't found anything to buy at Albertson's.

A lot of our shopping is done here at Bo Mini Market
and some of our shopping here at Sabbagh's.

Average size of cucumbers.

Bell pepper

Produce is rarely at one of the above stores.  It is sold in the market.  The cucumbers may be small but we really enjoy our yogurt-cucumber-garlic with chicory root for sweetener.  We make yogurt once a week using powdered milk from Holland.  It works great!  I even made some ice-milk (no vanilla or cream for ice cream) and with a little juice or jam it tastes good too!  We are making more of our bread now.  Flat bread is plentiful in Freetown but quite unpredictable in Bo.  It's easier to make it than try to find it!  The loaf bread is small so we are making that also, along with corn, peanut, and oatmeal muffins.

Produce is not very plentiful in Bo, pretty much limited to onions, garlic, potatoes, cucumber, cabbage, peppers.  Tomatoes look very poor and haven't tried them.  There are leaf veggies but except for cabbage we don't eat those either... too questionable on getting them clean.  We have been grateful for the papaya and plantain in our yard but that season seems to be over.  We did harvest 1 small pineapple and a couple of coconuts but there won't be any more for another year.  Mangos are in season now and they are delicious!  We have 1 mango tree in the yard but only a few fruit so far.

We see people planting seeds now.  The farmers pretty much burned the growing areas in April in preparation for planting.  There has been a little rain so we know the rainy season is coming!  It will be interesting to see if the produce availability changes during the rainy season.

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