The burros have been carrying the sugar cane lately, laden so so heavily that you can’t see the burro. At first, you think it’s just a set of sticks walking down the road. And they are very light, so no need to feel sorry for the animals. It’s the season now, so Tiko passes about six to eight of them on the road at a time, led by two men. On the way back, we always find one or two sticks of sugar cane. Tiko grabs one and likes to chew on it for his puppy teeth, and I don’t blame him! He gets the sweetness of the sugar, and the fibrous chewy inside for his teeth. And I like to take a couple chews to remind me of my few years in Hawaii, when I was young. I clearly recall my father handing each of his eleven children, at the time, a piece of the sugar cane to chew on.
1/4 c. sesame seeds
1 c. water
1 heaping T. cacao/carob powder
4 drops vanilla Stevia
1 T. raw honey, coconut syrup or other sweetener
Soak sesame seeds in water for 40 minutes. Blend with water and strain through a sprout bag. Blend again with cacao/carob powder, and sweeteners. Chill for an excellent sesame milk to drink alone, add to cereals, baked goods, etc….Use the strained sesame pulp to make more sesame crisps!
Word of the Day: leche – milk
Travel Tip of the Day:
To wave down a taxi in Ecuador, hold your arm straight out, palm down. That’s the polite way! Anything that looks remotely rude and you won’t get picked up!
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