Saturday, August 23, 2008

Shopping ABC's

It's been a long time since I stepped into Target where I could buy shoes for the kids on one end and pork chops on the other. Things are done a bit differently here.

This first photo is my supermarcado or supermarket. I go here for clean rice (verses rice where you have to pick out the rocks) cheese, ground beef, and canned goods.

Family Fun sells yogurt, fairly good ice cream, and cones.

This last photo is of our bakery that sells decent bread and pastries.

These are only three stops of many, though. There are a number of Indian shops where we buy things like oil, butter, dishwashing soap, and popcorn. And don't forget the open-air market. I'm getting to know a few of the women there who sell mainly fruits, vegetables, and spices. I'll post photos of them in another post.

And since the selection here is limited, we always stock up whenever we have to go to the capital or South Africa on things we can't get here.

Over all, though, I'm loving experimenting with the local foods and coming up with new recipes. Look for my version of Indian Coconut Chicken in the next few days.

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1 comment:

  1. The mere thought of being in a bread and pastry shop makes me gain five pounds! :-D