The last few months we have been pretty exciting. We have gotten involved in many interesting projects. One of them is our agricultural project.
It looks like a lot of people are into producing their own food, which I think is pretty cool. Our project, however, was a little bit more ambitious. We tried different things and ended up using Dominican pumpkins (auyamas) as our fallback safety crop (they’re pretty resilient) It was a good thing because the rains took care of everything else.
The roads were not great either!
Last week was our first cut and we got about 1500 lbs. which is not bad for a first cut. Of course we kept some and will share lots of Dominican pumpkin recipes in the following days.
We knew they were very creamy (we had tried the variety before) but we couldn’t just take them without testing them first. Luckily my brother is a good scout and I haven’t forgotten my camping years in the USA, so we started a fire and put some in! mine salt was the only seasoning (It is abundant in the region as the largest mine salt in the country is just a mile away from town)
They turned out great!
That, with a bit of corn, was our lunch of the day and it was not a bad lunch.
Enjoy the pictures of our adventure and get ready because the sous chef and I will be bringing some auyama delicious recipes in next few days.
A big hug!