Here are a few highlights from the past two days… School continues to be an adventure…we seem to add a new student each day…apparently word must be out that the American girls are teaching English! 🙂 We taught them a rousing game of Duck, Duck, Goose today! You know, kids are kids wherever you may go…you have the ones that are focused and really willing to learn and are helpful and kind…and then you have the ones that are little stinkers and steal your supplies and break the play equipment. We have “lost” all of the soccer balls, busted both kickballs, taped the wiffle balls with duct tape, and we have seen the neighbors jumping rope.
Last night, we took a tour of the land that may potentially be the site of the new orphanage (children’s home.) There are dreams of a new orphanage, where children can live (not necessarily be placed for adoption,) a school, a medical clinic and a guesthouse. The land is beautiful…quiet and remote up a crazy mountain road. We saw many people along the road, walking to get water from the fresh spring…kinda wish I would have had my camera with…hope we can go back out there another day. So great to see the potential and to dream a bit…
But today, let me chat about the food again… Nadege and Sillienne let me experience a little Haitian cooking yesterday. I may try this recipe back home…minus the actual butchering of the chicken on the back patio!
Roasted Haitian Chicken
With a mortar/pestle, combine until in a paste:
- 4 chopped green onions
- 5 garlic cloves
- ¼ chopped green pepper
- 1 small orange chili pepper
- 1 cube chicken bouillian
- juice of 3 sour oranges (should be available in a Caribbean market in the US)
- ¼ cup vinegar
- pinch or two of salt
- juice of a lemon.
Add a whole chicken, cut in pieces. Heat oil in a pan. Add chicken pieces, cover and sauté for approximately 10 minutes, or until browned. Lower the heat and simmer until roasted through.
Please note…this was not from a “recipe,” I just tried to take notes as we worked on this. 🙂