The good news is that you can find just about every vegetable you’d be looking for here in Benin. You can even some you’re not looking for. Like this, for instance:

What exactly is it? I have no idea.

The bad news is that before eating said vegetables, you must prepare a mixture of one gallon distilled water & one tablespoon bleach, then let the vegetables soak for 15 minutes, then rinse them off with distilled water.

It’s not a huge deal, but it’s one extra step that combined with other necessary extra steps, can make preparing dinner exhausting.

Yet another reason why we are very glad to have hired a cook!

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4 Responses to vegetables

  1. Theresa says:

    They are zucchinis! Or close enough to being zucchinis that you can treat them exactly the same.

  2. Alex says:

    Mystery solved! Thanks! =) We’ll have to post more mystery fruits and vegetables for your expert analysis!

  3. Becky says:

    We had something like those in Mexico too. They are really good if you chop them up, add a bit of butter or oil and garlic and salt and wrap them up in tinfoil and toss them in the oven or on the grill. The extra steps stink but it sure does look like you get nice produce overall.

  4. Anne H. says:

    Fruits and veggies are such a hassle! Which is why I stick to carbs. Lots and lots of carbs!

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