We’re living, breathing, sleeping and eating at the farm so I thought I’d update you on the diet. My carnivorous tendencies have suffered dramatically since being here with only 1 or two meat meals (all chicken, which in Australia I think of as a kind of vegetable) per week.
In the morning we eat with the kids and have a porridge which is best described as “weetbix soup” in addition to some toast made from a heavy bread. Fortunately the managers being Aussie’s we do have vegemite to add to this but using cream instead of butter – a bit different but still OK. We get eggs twice a week as well.
Lunches are with the children also and usually consist of rice, dhal, peas and sometimes potatoes, cucumber and tomato. Dinners are just with the core staff and are quite varied with vegetarian curries, Chapattis (like pita bread) and pan-fried vegetables with some spicy pickles as garnish. We also have desserts such as rice-pudding, custard and last night even ice-cream.
Sometimes they’ll get a chicken and make a curry out of it but meat is quite expensive (about $2.50 per chicken!) so they try and stick with veg most of the time.
Of course each meal is washed down with Chai (Tea) which, depending on the maker, has between 2 and 17 teaspoons of sugar per cup!