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February was Cocina Mejorada Month..

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Or improved cookstove, and finally all the materials and families and masons and transport is coming together to get these built in the houses.  As mentioned prior, the point of the improved cookstoves is to give an alternative to cooking directly off the ground with log after log of wood.  It helps the family in the kitchen by containing the fire and burning about 1/2 the wood of open flames, and by piping most fumes out of the kitchen through a chimney cut into the roof.  A little slow starting due to logistical hang-ups but generally the additions to kitchens around here are a hit.

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Written by galbavy

March 1, 2014 at 9:52 pm

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  1. Great Job! Perhaps the families will want to show their appreciation by cooking you a meal.

    ed Galbavy

    March 2, 2014 at 12:02 am

    • Now that you bring that up, many of the meals and snacks we eat when working or walking out and about are from families who live in a simple house and cook with a fire in a shed alongside. The folks are very, very generous and humble and it’s something unique and special to this area…even compared to the coastal towns of Peru..

      galbavy

      March 2, 2014 at 6:40 am

  2. Yes, people here are so very generous with food. Just yesterday, we visited a few houses and came back with one giant bag full peaches and another filled with fresh eggs! I love it!

    Andrea

    March 2, 2014 at 4:32 pm


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