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October 16, 2019

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Matapa and More

First up: A survey. Well, it would be if I could get the code to work again. But the person who I used to steal code from isn't updating anymore, so I'm having trouble fixing it. Suggestions accepted.


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Next: A recipe for Matapa (delicious Mozambican traditional dish)

(translated and amended by me)

½ kg of cassava leaves (or pumpkin leaves, or some sort of dark green leaves)
6 cloves garlic
4 chilis
1 tsp salt
1 can coconut milk
1 cup ground peanuts

Chop the cleaned and dry leaves as small as possible. These should actually be ground if you can. Throw leaves in a pot with some salt, the garlic (which could be ground in with the leaves), and the chilis. Cook the leaves dry. When they are dry add coconut milk and ground peanuts. Boil and then simmer for an hour or so. If you are feeling sassy, you can use ground cashews instead of peanuts.

So if anyone tries this, let me know how it turns out. In my adaptations… quantities might be a bit off… It should look like green mush, but taste really good.

Traveling in Africa packing list

I have done such a terrible job of packing in the past that on my trip to Malawi I wrote a list of things I felt I really needed or that would have been useful (whether I had them or not). Asterisked items are ones that I did not have with me but wished I did. If you think I am missing anything, please let me know!

mosquito net, travel size *
first aid kit incl. thermometer *
bandanna (great when traveling in back of truck, can be cold compress)
sarong (useful for so much!)
toilet paper (always)
dark long pants (because light ones get really dirty)
long sleeve shirt
shampoo, soap
pen and notebook
money belt or better (some people have had pockets sewn on the inside of clothes)
medications (anti-diarrhoeals, aspirin, polysporin, malaria treatment, antibiotics, vitamins, canesten, and malaria prophylaxis)
emergency numbers
hair ties
multi-tool with can-opener attachment *
toothbrush and paste
deodorant (!)
Clothespins (can close holes in mosquito nets with these also)
Lonely Planet or some kind of guidebook (worth the money!)
feminine supplies (I must seriously recommend something like the diva cup or the keeper - - and washable pads, as then you don't have to worry about where to put your garbage)