I confess – I have done nothing all week except engage with my Obsession of the Month – trying to make a “stained glass quilt”
It’s not even one fourth finished, but since I haven’t done anything else, I have to show you SOME thing. Ha ha.
I did have the joy of watching Ashmita cooking yesterday and chowing down on the results. Before she left, she prepped some jackfruit.
You remember jackfruit
Cleaning it is messy. Here it is at stage 2 – skin off, in big chunks.
And here it is in its final glory before cooking
One of the virtues of jackfruit is that it retains its volume when cooked – what you start with is what you end up with (unlike, say, spinach). Another is that it is toothsome. It makes a good vegan “pulled pork” or “shredded chicken.”
Pulled out the camera for a sight that is so common in the tropics and something I don’t ever remember seeing as a kid in the temperate zone:
I just now realize that there is a different tropical treat that I used to experience in Pohnpei that does not happen here – that is HEARING the rain coming like an elephant stampede. Must have to do with the size and density of the leaves…
Last thing in my camera – something very cute
A mouthful of new adult teeth.
Happy week, everybody.