I have not been blogging because internet access in
is intermittent, at best. Dominica
The first place I was staying at, a guest house near the Trafalgar Waterfalls, had a breadfruit tree and a coconut tree in the yard. I visited a relative yesterday who lived way up in the mountains and on her land, she had dasheen bush, avocado tree, christophene tree (chayote to Spanish and Americans, cho-cho to Jamaicans), Scotch Bonnet pepper plants, huge thyme bushes, fresh parsley, lettuce, cabbage, and pineapple tree. Wouldn’t it be amazing to wake up in the morning and have nothing in the refrigerator to eat. No need to go to the store, just go in your backyard and have your pick!! What a life!!
But the most common foods here are saltfish and ground provision. You pretty much get this everywhere you go. Saltfish (aka codfish) usually sautéed with onions, peppers and tomatoes after the salt has been boiled out of the fish. Ground provisions are boiled root vegetables that will include fig (green bananas), white yam, sweet potatoes, plantain, eddoe and dasheen.
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