It’s the beginning of cold season. This morning Jacob thought about putting a sweater on. We are turning most of the fans off at night. Kids are starting to play kites and badminton! And on the way back from music/dance classes, we stop by for some hot pita, rice flour cakes with coconut and palm sugar.
Elias and Maia are learning to flip pancakes! Now lets just work up to breakfast in bed for the parentals! Our kids have learned how to let us sleep in too. This week they even did all their chores before we got up!
After so much meat during the eid holiday, light dinners like this were such a treat.
There is one fruit that I like but my husband doesn’t. It’s the fruit from the tal gach, the Palmyra Palm. Several months ago, people were cutting down these smaller coconuts from the tall trees. Then they cut into the nut to bring out 6 translucent chok, or eyes. This is the unripe fruit, and Thais eat it with ice and coconut milk. This year I bought ripened nuts, and when the outer layer of the nut was striped off, the inside was bright orange. Amina squeezed out the juice. She added water, flour, and date sugar, and then fried spoonfuls. Delicious.