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!)


  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

  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...

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


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