Tag Archives: Food

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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What’s cooking: Lentil soup and menemen

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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What’s cooking: Cinnamon apple custard pie

I first made this pie for Thanksgiving a few years ago when looking for something different to try. I made a few changes to the original recipe, including using a sugar cookie crust instead of a regular pie crust. This … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Malandela’s

I live near Swaziland’s valley of heaven and it truly is beautiful. One of the beautiful places overlooking the valley is Malandela’s.  The complex includes a B&B, multiple-stage conference venue, restaurant, and shops selling locally-made products.     I have eaten … Continue reading

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Love and hardship with my training family

I have wanted to write about my PST host family for a really long time. I started a post about a month into service but I could not finish it. Writing about them was too emotional. It still is now. … Continue reading

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What’s cooking: Butternut biscuits

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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What’s cooking: Oatmeal muffins

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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What’s cooking: Tacos

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: Care packages, coffee, and cheese

Two packages arrived from home last week filled with kitchen gadgets and clothing that I hadn’t had room for and a few things I realized I could use and had not yet found here in Swaziland.  I may have been … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Eating sugarcane

  Sugarcane grows across Swaziland in large company fields and in home gardens. Some of it stays in Swaziland as processed sugar (only local brands available at the store!) and much is exported. But what most homegrowers use sugarcane for … Continue reading

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