People have commented that our trips seem to be feature food a lot. Yes! We are foodies and love to try new flavours. And with two active teenagers, we do, in fact, spend a lot of time, money, and energy on food. So here are a few samples from this past week.
Lisa is part of a wonderful Book Club that meets monthly. The host gets to choose the book we read and prepares a meal for everyone. This week Carina (Chinese-Canadian) hosted and served homemade Chinese dumplings with fixin's.
Lisa's Indian students introduced her to the great taste of tapioca. As an alternative to rice or potatoe it is lovely with a spicy meal. Tapioca is a root vegetable (also know as cassava). It is very readily available and inexpensive in Doha. This week we ate it with maple salmon.
Sunday's after-school snack was a melon. We often eat rock melons from Australia which are very similar to cantaloupe. But this is a sweet melon from Oman. The inside was not orange at all -- nearly white. The taste was remotely similar to cantaloupe but different and sweeter.
|Oman sweet melon|