Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A 'light lunch' and a basic village skill



This was a simple to'ona'i (Sunday lunch) in Samoa, and looking back at it now, it was a relatively healthy one, especially as this food was meant for two people. From the top left clockwise is supo mamoe (lamb soup), oka (fish in coconut milk), curried chicken, selection of roast taro, ta'amu and ulu (breadfruit), a hidden package of luau and a plate of umu-cooked pork. 


And take a look at the serving 'platter' holding the various roots and luau. Do you think you can weave a serving mat like that? If you can, you can make mats for serving food, mats to sleep on, mats to keep the wind and rain out of your house, baskets for carrying things and even hats and fans. So add that to your list of basic survival skills - weaving.

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  1. Just a second... Need to wipe the drool from my mouth! My sister said she was sitting outside talking to our dad when all of a sudden he started weaving a basket out of a palm frawn (sp)! Who even knew!? Now he has definitely got to teach me that! :)

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    1. It's so awesome the things that can be made with simple weaving skills. I think your kids would enjoy it as well.

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  2. Leeann - afakasiJune 12, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    how do I make luau?...

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    1. young taro leaves, coconut cream, salt and onions...There are plenty of videos on Youtube that demonstrate how its made...I would love to present a recipe here but can't get young taro leaves. Good luck!

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