As our endeavor to have a garden has produced little fruit, we are excited to now have a plethora of avocados. If you were all here, we would have enough for each of you plus some. Our trees are bending at the weight of them. It is a nice problem to have. We now always have something to give to someone when they visit, and we have some tasty salads and toppings for our fajitas. When you mention to a Ugandan that an avocado in the US can cost $2, their face registers shock. Here an avocado costs around 200 shillings (about $.08).
Another fruit of choice here is the passion fruit. While you can find these in the supermarkets in the US, they are about $1 a piece. One would cost only a few cents here. We love the sour but sweet taste of this fruit. It makes a wonderful juice, but we prefer to just scoop them out with a spoon. This picture is one of our several passion fruit vines; as you can see, they have a very unique flower. We aren’t sure if they produce more passion, but they certainly don’t hurt.
Hope that you enjoy seeing a couple of the tasty reasons for living in Uganda.