As I was leafing through the pages of the Better Homes and Gardens current issue, a coconut ice-cream recipe brought back memories of my long-departed parents and our simple life in a tiny town located in one of the islands in the Philippines.
Growing up in a tropical country surrounded with lush, verdant rainforest where monsoonal rains and seasonal storms bring damage more often than good to the community's livelihood, I was acquainted with eating one of the main staple foods. They're not only readily available all year round but they are free and have many beneficial properties.
Feeling nostalgic about my childhood memories, I am sharing some photos of my hometown (and 2 of Fiji) and the coconut ice-cream I made today.
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|My love affair with coconuts started from a very young age.|
|I shared my palate with all my brood and extended family. A strong close-knit relationship was integrated with understanding and respect for each other.|
|But as I get older and wander into another world for a better future, my tradition and heritage I keep and maintain as I face more challenging stages of adulthood.|
|But one important value I will always cherish is being humble and kind to those who are less fortunate and giving to those who are in need.|
Volcanic sand, estuaries and ponds might look boring now but in a child's eyes it was once a little sanctuary.
|Families that are left behind keep me updated of what's happening in the locality.|
For wherever I may be, part of me will stay in the land that shaped me.
|Crystal clear are the memories which are instilled in my personality.|
|For now let me drift away to the land far away, where life was once sweet and free of inequities.|
|For those of you who are interested to try the recipe, please let me know and I will email it to you. |
Apologies for the gap between couple of photos, I just keep losing them. Hopefully I will figure how this works.