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3412Re: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?

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  • Mary Parsaca
    Sep 15, 2002
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      A pressure cooker gets those beans done in a hurry and turns shoe leather
      masquerading as meat into something quite edible. (It also ensures the death
      of any parasites lurking in the meat!) I remember our first chicken in
      Kenya. It was tiny, so I thought, young and tender. What a joke! It was
      fried to perfection, but we were unable to sink our teeth into it. Into the
      pressure cooker it went. In half an hour it was quite wonderful although not
      exactly crispy.

      Mary

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tighe1" <junk9191@...>
      To: <ujeni@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2002 9:52 PM
      Subject: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?


      > As I don't have any real idea what my meals will consist of, I'm
      > intrigued with your suggestion. What would I be cooking that would
      > possibly require a pressure cooker? Or is it just the fact that it
      > will cook faster?
      >
      > -Tighe
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In ujeni@y..., "Mary Parsaca" <mparsaca@n...> wrote:
      > > Hi Tighe,
      > > As a PCV in Kenya 30+ years ago, I found my pressure cooker to be
      > > invaluable. When my daughter, Tana Beverwyk-Abouda, went to Malawi
      > as a PCV
      > > she took one along and loved it. It's one way to conserve those fast
      > > disappearing trees in Malawi...faster cooking means less charcoal.
      > > Enjoy every minute.
      > > Mary
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Tighe1" <junk9191@h...>
      > > To: <ujeni@y...>
      > > Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 1:19 PM
      > > Subject: [ujeni] Re: Help! Suggestions for to-be trainee?
      > >
      > >
      > > >
      > > > Wow, you guys rock. So many good suggestions. I never thought
      > about
      > > > the bike repair kit. I never thought about bringing toys for the
      > host
      > > > family either! Awesome. I suppose I'll just throw in a few
      > articles
      > > > of clothing and fill the rest with stuff. One thing that several
      > > > people have suggested is a handheld water purifier. You can buy
      > them
      > > > in camping stores, but the one they recommend for africa is $200.
      > > > It's still super small, just expensive. I'm thinking about
      > investing
      > > > in one. Books and music are definitely on the top of my list, and
      > > > I've even found a solar powered battery recharger for about 20
      > bucks.
      > > > I guess I'm screwed in the rainy season though :)
      > > >
      > > > Hearing all of your enthusiasm is really encouraging. Despite all
      > the
      > > > problems, I thought the country looked pretty inviting. Everyone
      > says
      > > > the people are super friendly and the country is beautiful. I
      > guess
      > > > you really can't ask for more.
      > > >
      > > > I leave staging on Oct. 1 for Malawi. Surprisingly, the nervous
      > fits
      > > > I had months ago have turned into pure excitement. I'm ready to
      > have
      > > > an adventure! I'm doing my training in Dedza (sp?) and apparently
      > it
      > > > still has a few modern conveniences. So, if I have internet
      > access I
      > > > will most certainly post. Did anyone who did their service within
      > the
      > > > last couple of years have regular internet access? Or should I
      > just
      > > > assume that will be a once a month luxury?
      > > >
      > > > -Tighe
      > > >
      > > >
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