Tag Archives: Food

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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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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