This is the continuing saga of Grace, a baby boomer, adventurer and lover of the environment, as extracted directly from her diary, as she wrote it. Grace lives between her residences in Canada and Ecuador.
" One of the great things about the Intag Valley in Ecuador is the abundance of "Mora" . They are the big black berries that grow on the plants that
have thorns like roses. The farmers that grow them live up my mountain.
I bought a gallon of them for $3.50 a few days ago and decided tonight
that I would make Mora Juice. I had a juicer that I had bought at a
yard sale in Canada and thought that would be the ideal thing to make
juice with. Perhaps the reason it was at a yard sale was that it didn't
work properly, and it had no directions with it.
I put the berries in the top, and more berries in the top but no juice was coming out. I opened the juicer and it was full of juice but none was coming out.
The seeds and the juice were all mixed together. Trying to dump out the
juice without spilling it was impossible. The juice is thick and dark
purple. I had thick juice on the floor, on the counter, in 3 pots, the
juicer and the blender, the cupboards and walls. My friend Faith, was
here from Canada with me and she couldn't give me any advice, she just
kept cleaning things. We laughed and thought it looked like we had
killed someone and were trying to hide the body. We were too busy trying
to get this job done and cleaned up that we never thought to take any
pictures. We now have a big pot of Mora Juice and the kitchen is clean.
I think I need to take some Mora Making Lessons from one of my
neighbours because it can't be as difficult as I made it. "
Grace is the Project Administrator for Touch The Jungle in the Intag area of Ecuador
To read More Adventures of Grace - go to the alphabetical index of my blogs at http://www.andrehugosplace.com/index-of-blogs.html and look for Grace
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