Sunday, January 15, 2012

A day in the life: recycling food

Haitians recycle a lot. Here's a picture of some local citrus fruits called "shadek" and some oranges. The best description I can offer of a shadek is that it's somewhere between and orange and a grapefruit... both in terms of size and sweetness:After the fruit inside is eaten (or squeezed for juice), you're left with the rinds that get the skin removed:Then the skinless rinds are left in the sun to dry:Then the rinds get boiled:and eventually become preserves for breakfast bread:In some ways, Haiti has taught me some useful lessons about recycling and living a more sustainable life. I hope I can put those lessons to use when I return to America.

Tim White

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