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.
 And Mirik.
Pineapple accessories.
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

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