With B& S in Bangkok, really we have amazing tour guides. Not only do they know our particular interests, but they know the speed of families with little ones. We have such a great time. But I have to say that for once I was overwhelmed with the food choices of this particular market. There were too many choices.
Bangkok has three parks that are right next to each other. You can walk through them, which we did — with the help of local ice cream. O went to sleep holding onto his ice cream. He had a fierce grip on it even with his eyes closed! Bangkok is a crazy place — like other big cities, I guess, you can find local things for dirt cheap (this ice cream was 5 baht a scoop) or you can get ice cream for like 200 baht a scoop. Talking about ice cream, my sister has the right idea (if you have access to good cream and good cocoa) — she makes her own. It’s delicious — though the batch we had should have been called fudge cream, it was that rich!
Upon arriving in Bangkok, I was recovering from a week of bad nights with Mr. O. Our little one had three days of fever, and then he busted his big toe nail off. He was a handful night and day. The result was a ragged Momma who just needed some sister-love, and some long nights in an AC room. Jacob took E to the zoo and we got some errands like the dentist out of the way. There was some serious Jenga building, yoga, fruit-eating, and of course all of us had our turn being Goliath (for our nephew). The girl cousins did each other’s hair, made a house under the staircase, and chased the bunnies.
I don’t even know the name of this fruit in English. We call it “tal” — meaning palm — in Bangla. The translucent fruit inside are called ‘chok’ meaning eyes. The flavor is mildly sweet, very refreshing on a hot day.
Jackfruit season! After we ate the fruit, we dried and roasted the seeds. Some of us like the seeds better than the fruit.
This month I was pretty uninspired in the kitchen. For lunch on a school day it’s always rice and lentils with some veggie, fish or egg. Or as O says, “dal-bhat”. For dinner we ate alot of garbanzo Libyan stew. We ate alot of bean soup — add a coleslaw, salsa, rotate bread or rice. But we did have some nice meals and as always, those are the ones with the pictures!
Pesto pizza! And more basil on a very good quiche. Notice M’s beautiful potholders.