Well, there was more of what there was for dinner for lets call it “brunch” again. the meals don’t really fit into a conventional style of what most people think they should be, or when they are eaten. SO I was craving a tea or even a coffee or herbe matte, basically something with caffeine. Amazing what you miss, instead of focusing on the things you do have- too used to having them all, the spoilt product of the Western world!.
So instead of craving a tea, I had rain water and a slice of lemon, herbal tea made with a concoction of found things from the garden- turmeric lemon grass, hibiscus flower, 5 spice (coleus), thai and lemon basil and parrot beak flowers from the market and lemon. I simultaneously had a garden pawpaw and banana smoothie, and a passionfruit and some tangerines!
After work I was fancying more bananas later in the afternoon, but no more off our ready small bunch are quite ripe, even though I was trying- tomorrow they will be!
Jon prepared some more coconut for dinner possibilities
Muni and Rod and Dan came round for dinner, with baskets of produce from Dan’s garden. In addition to the leftover dish, we made a Kang Kong stir fry with chili and lemon and arrow root from Dan’s place, we had a local leaves, flowers and mustard spinach salad with cucumber (arranged beautifully) and I tried to make mashed plantain and taro (from Dan’s) frittas withe egg binding, garlic chives, rocket, basil, chilli, lime juice and paste. These did not stick together so well, so Jon had the great idea of putting them in banana leaves in muffin tins and having them for lunch as there was heaps for dinner!