Mar(k): Travel, Hiking, and "Doing Good"

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A Feeding Frenzy

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One of the things we spent a lot of time on in Ghana was cooking.  Partly because we both love food, and partly because Ghana was a very carnivorous place to live, and being only veggie and seafood eaters, we found it was often easier to just cook our own meals so we knew what we were getting. 

Heading to the markets to shop every week was not really a chore, but a delight.  Although it was often very hot, it was good fun to see our regular fruit and vegetable sellers, and stock up on what was needed for the coming week.  We were pleasantly surprised with the variety of fruit and veg we were able to get;  certainly we had anticipated that it would be far more limited than it actually was. 

we bought many of our veg at this stall

There weren’t many sources of protein for vegetarians, but one thing that could occasionally be found was soya kebabs. 

purchasing some soya kebabs

They were great!  Often marinated, a skewer of soya would cost us 10 peshewa (about 7 cents).  So it was value for money, and always delicious when we found it!  Of course, we also learned to make our own tofu at home, but it was very time consuming – a lot of work for not very much tofu!   But never mind.  It was a good skill to have, and I’m sure I’ll give it a go again once we are back in our house in Perth!

When we were in Ghana, we enjoyed the most amazing mangoes we had ever eaten; pineapples, papaya, avocado and bananas were fantastic  when in season.  Apples were imported from South Africa and were comparatively expensive, so we didn’t indulge hardly at all.  Now that we are back home, we are enjoying the stone fruits, as they are just coming into season.  So peaches, nectarines, plums and cherries are all things we are now enjoying.  

buying some fresh fruit

In either case, we consider ourselves very lucky to be able to afford fresh fruits;  so many people go hungry and cannot afford such luxuries.  So when you next sit down to a beautiful meal, spare a thought for those less fortunate….


Written by Mar(k)

November 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

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  1. Hi Mark and Mar,
    Welcome back to OZ. Peter Behrenbruch and family are also back to Oz. Had dinner with them at their new house in Brisbane last Friday. Looks like you are missing the veggies from Ghana.



    December 6, 2010 at 9:38 am

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