Friday, November 22, 2013


 From a distance, these look like green beans.

They aren't.
 Up close, they are skinnier than beans and have a radish flavor.
I had no idea what they were and so had to do some research.

Looking up green bean that tastes like radish did little good.  But when I finally had the Hindi name, moongre, I found what I wanted to know:  they are radish seed pods.
What does a person do with radish seed pods?  Well, there aren't a lot of recipes.  The choices seem to be to eat them raw or make moongre alou ki subzi.
Which I did.
Not bad.  But I'll probably pay better attention next time so that the vegetable man brings me beans and not moongre.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Mosquito cloud

The chemical cloud is so thick out there that I can't see beyond the balcony.

It's even coming in under the door.

Dengue, malaria, chikungunya--perhaps there are worse dangers out there than the chemicals in a fog.

That's why I can't wait until the Kite Patch is ready, and mosquito borne diseases are eradicated.