Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Come And Get It!
One wonderful blessing of being a missionary in Ghana is all the wonderful food we have here! I'm serious!
I think most missionaries have a food horror story or two, but on the whole, I think most missionaries grow to love the foods of their fields.
Even though I've lived here almost seven years (I can't believe it's been that long!), I'm still introduced to new foods on a regular basis. Since Ghana has so many tribes, and each tribe has its own food, as I meet people from new people groups, I often get to enjoy some of their delicacies.
My family and I were recently introduced to a dish from the FareFare people of northern Ghana -- Bombara beans! I know, just beans doesn't sound that good, but these are!
The dish is quite simple -- bombara beans cooked for eight hours (yes, really, you have to cook them overnight!), melted shea butter spooned over the top (it's not just for your skin, folks!), and hot ground pepper sprinkled on top! WoW!!!!!!
Here are Emily and I enjoying them at Alice's on Saturday. If you come a visit me sometime, I'll do my best to let you try them, too!