Local fishing boats on the beach in the little cove where we camped (for free!).
Thursday, November 12, 2009
A coconut playing in the gentle waves off Gili Air.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
es kelapa mudah... "iced young coconut" A delightfully sweet and refreshing treat!
Did you know that pineapples grow as single fruits on a ground plant? (FYI.. their spiny leaves are just as prickly as the spikes on the fruit!)
Roti bakar... "grilled bread" -- toasted buttery outside with chocolate, fruit jam, or cheese (or all of the above) inside.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Lounging on our window bars one morning... I named him Herbie.
flowers baskin' in the warm sun at Gunung Gaja
some sprigs of rice reaching harvest-readiness...
Monday, August 31, 2009
This weekend I embarked on the adventure of cooking a pumpkin (given to us by a friend), and all the subsequent baked goods that about 7 cups of puree can make. Here's my pumpkin just after slicing it in two...
The seeds I collected while removing handfulls of inner-pumpkin glop. With some butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and salt, these roasted up nice and yummy...
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Twin towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malasia
Crispy/chewy outside, soft and sweet inside... Oven-baked sweet potatoes for dinner. Amazing just-baked; no toppings required.
One of the ornate benches being made at our friend's family's woodworking company. They make wood furniture that's exported all over the world.
Two of our new Zambian friends, Boston & Febby, at our picnic dinner halfway up a dormant Indonesian volcano.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Jakarta Airport, with its shiny slabs of tiled flooring.
Our staple Sunday evening dinner place where they serve varieties of "nasi goreng" (fried rice). Here, the owner wastes no time whipping up the first orders in his large wok... Yum, random chicken parts goodness...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunset off the south part of the island... We walked the circumference of the island in less than 2 hrs... That's Bali in the distance...
Again, sunset off the south part of the island, Bali in the background.
Crazy shell, still inhabited. Some kid was hurling large chunks of dead coral at it, in attempt to break it open and look at the creature inside.
Breakfast with a view... Fruit salad (fresh papaya, pineapple, and banana or watermelon), toast with butter and jam, and Lombok coffee. Mmmmm.
Local kids playing in the waves...
Where we enjoyed many of our meals throughout the week...
My temporary footprint.
Hotel greenery at sunrise, our hut in the background.
One of many interesting shells strewn across the sand.
We took a boat similar to this one from Lombok to Gili Air. (After 2 plane rides, a 1 km walk, a 45 min. bus ride, a 2 hr wait and many, many price negotiations!)
View of East Java from the plane.