Thursday, January 22, 2009

Around the camp Vol 1

I thought I would show you some different parts of the Sadhana Forest camp. Todays installment is cooking. Since we are off the grid here, cooking of food is best accomplished with our campsite friend, Fire. There are four brick cooking stoves which are shaped to fit pots of various sizes, 2 for the large cooking pots, and 2 that will work for smaller cooking pots, or inthis mornings case, some herbal tea. The Cooking and food prep are all done in the kitchen hut. This hut is stocked with Rice, Dahl, some bread, flour for making Chipatti (Indian Tortillas), Jaggery (think Indian Maple Syrup that starts out as a brick), various herbs from the garden, spices, and fruits which are delivered regularly from an organic farm.

Breakfast standard is fruit salad which is cut under a mosquito net, or in this case a fly net, along with raggie poridge, which is similar to a watery cream of wheat with some orange-cinnamon jaggery on top for sweetness. This morning I was in charge of fire starting and maitenence. A mighty fire we had in three of the ovens, you can see Hela and Britt cooking in the long shot. The whole cooking process takes about 1.5-3 hours depending on the complexity and size of the meal.

Thats it for today, thanks for reading

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