Happy Friday everyone! I love salad. Fresh, crispy greens with lots of veggies, maybe some lentils, cheese, garlicky dressing – delicious! And mixing it up is good, add some fruit or roasted veggies. But it took me a while to get used to eating salad the way the Senegalese make it. I mean, french fries on top of a salad? Lettuce covered in warm onion … Continue reading FOOD FRIDAY 13: Salad Senegalese Style
So you all know I’m a Peace Corps volunteer. But what does that look like? What kind of work do I do on a daily or weekly basis? And why? As an Urban Agriculture volunteer I do a lot of the same work as other ag volunteers, but in a different setting with different challenges. According to Wikipedia, “Urban agriculture, urban farming or urban gardening is the practice of … Continue reading So what is it you do exactly?
As Peace Corps volunteers we live with host families and thus eat our meals as part of that family. This means being subject to the whims of the chef of the day, Mom, Aunt or sister. And for the most part it is a wonderful setup. You integrate a little more with each meal, honing your eating-out-of-a-bowl skills and learning to identify what the day’s … Continue reading FOOD FRIDAY 12
Maybe the only redeeming factor to hot season in Senegal is that it is also mango season. And hot season is really HOT. These days the highs in my city of Tambacounda have hovered around 100F. The nights hardly get below 80F. So really I just melt and drip all day. But – I get to eat lots and lots of mangoes! A cold mango … Continue reading FOOD FRIDAY 11: MANGOES MANGOES EVERYWHERE!