Monday, 16 August 2010

A swap from afar

A while back I made some gifts for a little girl in French Guiana, well after sending a few emails back and forth her mom and I decided to do a culture swap, we got the package the other day with some lovely things to add to our South American box. It included a pretty necklace, colouring book, beautiful picture book of native animals, a card game with the native animals on the cards, a CD of French kids songs and a recipe which sounds delicious but it uses papaya which I can't get hold of, any ideas on what I could substitute instead of papaya? the dish is a kind of gratin.
Thank you Vanessa for a great package and I hope mine has arrived by the time this is posted (I have scheduled this one!)

3 comments:

  1. Hi! Here you can also buy cans of papaya, thou too sweet comparing with the fresh ones, they are good,

    María, la casi Sueca
    from rainy Sweden

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  2. I guess it would work fine with any 'gratin' vegetable like potatoe and courgette for example, but the added bonus with the papaya is that it has the consistency of a potatoes yet, even green it taste slightly sweet...

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  3. might try sweet potato then, I would have thought it would go sloppy with tinned papaya.

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