Tag Archives: Food

Wednesday photo: Food for 700

A couple weeks ago I was invited to a teacher’s retirement party. I ended up in the kitchen helping out, because you can always use two more hands when you are feeding 700 people.        We filled 600 clam … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Eating out on vacation

While on vacation with my parents, we ate at many restaurants, but also prepared some of our own food.  I had two spectacular burgers and an amazing plate of seafood.      Now it’s time to get back into the grind … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Drying herbs

Most of my herbs in my garden have been growing like crazy. The more I pick, the more they grow, and I am having a hard time keeping up. I have started hanging the herbs to dry in my room, … Continue reading

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What’s cooking: Chakalaka

Sometimes I do not have time to prepare food to the likes of what I write about regularly in the SOJO. There are a few staples that I always have on hand for times like the months of June and … Continue reading

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What’s cooking: Peach cobbler

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, I have a limited food budget. But I also love food–both eating and making it. During PST, I cooked without an oven, refrigeration, and a non-stick skillet. Now at my permanent site, I … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Potjie

What is a potjie, you might be asking. Or maybe you want to know how to pronounce this strange combination of letters.  A potjie (pronounced poi-key), more or less, is a stew cooked on the fire in a cast iron … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Food in Durban

Nothing sounded that exciting about Durban except for the food. Durban has the largest population of Indians outside of India, which means there are plenty of traditional Indian restaurants along with South African versions of curry a la bunny chow. … Continue reading

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A photo tour of Maputo

Maputo was awesome. Mozambique in general seemed awesome, too. There was so much great food to eat of many varieties, the city was walkable, there was no harassment, and we always felt safe. Check out a few photos of our … Continue reading

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Reflections on life after a year as a PCV in Swaziland

I wasn’t sure that I was going to write something in honor of being in Swaziland for one year until I sat down and the words came out of my fingers. Why have a countdown when I am content and … Continue reading

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What’s cooking: Butternut rice pudding

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Swaziland, I have a limited food budget. But I also love food–both eating and making it. During PST, I cooked without an oven, refrigeration, and a non-stick skillet. Now at my permanent site, I … Continue reading

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