Thursday, 21 January 2016
Pineapples in Bangladesh and India
Our daughter, Ella, spent most of 2015 in Bangladesh working with CARE. She was able to go exploring occasionally and visited a pineapple plantation while in Srimangal.
Les and I joined Ella and a friend, Sarah, in India last October. These photos are a small part of the experience (the important pineapply part) !
Pineapple and tea growing together near New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
While staying at Floatel Hotel in Kolkata I taste tested all the cocktails/mocktails on offer that contained pineapple juice! Starting with an "Ice Berg Lagoon: litchi juice, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and Vanilla Cream".
"Cinderella: orange and pineapple with raspberry syrup, chopped fruit, top up with soda".
"Bliss All Time: pineapple, orange, gingerale and top with soda".
"Old Summer Punch: orange, mango, pineapple, fresh cream and Grenadine syrup".
Fresh pineapple for breakfast with pineapple curd.
Fresh pineapple on a stall in Mirik, West Bengal Hills.
Pineapple Raita, a sweet and spicy side dish, Mirik.
Pineapple cakes at Kolkata Airport.
Fresh pineapple for sale in Kolkata.
Pineapple shaped garbage bins (Kolkata Botanic Gardens).
And a man (who wasn't as serious as he looks) selling a pineapple flavoured purgative in a pharmacy in Darjeeling! Anne