Tuesday, October 4, 2011

In the country… part I

Disclaimer: I just found this draft…this happened a while ago…in fact in reality I don’t even remember when exactly…

 

We took a little trip to the country to see Sidnei’s (ex) Uncle. He lives on a little sitio. I really love going to spend the day in places like these. Full of fruit, animals, and me, the american girl with her camera taking pictures of EVERYTHING. Because seriously, the fruit here? Things that grow on trees? Craziness. Have you ever seen a pineapple plant? I hadn’t either. It was awesome.

 

So for part I, I decided to stick to beverages. First beverage, Sugar cane. We decided to make juice. Ant it was hard work for poor Sidnei!

 

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But absolutely worth it for us. (I had more, I just drank most of it.) Delicious!

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My second beverage was fresh coconut juice. I had no idea they looked all green on the outside until I moved here to Brazil. I just imagined they grew with their brown hard shells and that was that. Let me tell you, it is not easy to open those bad boys.

Look how they grow!

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And someone was kind enough to open it for me! The coconut water was so sweet!!

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I have to be honest, the first time I drank coconut juice I didn’t like it. But the taste has grown on me and on a hot day, there is nothing better than ice cold coconut water!

Did you all know that this is how coconuts looked? I didn’t until I came to Brazil. Did you know you could make sugar cane juice? I knew lots of things could be made with sugar cane, I just didn’t know juice was one of them!

1 comment:

thetaoofme.com said...

I loved seeing those photos! The first time I saw someone make sugar cane juice I was so surprised. I had no clue you could squeeze juice out of those big, dry looking stalks. I didn't really like it, but it was a cool thing to try. I'm not a big fan of the coconut water either, but it is pretty good on a hot, hot day.
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