The Nut Mill
An important and enjoyable part of learning language is learning culture. This includes taking periodic field trips with our school to see various aspects of French culture while also affording us an opportunity to practice our French with "real French people." So last week we took a trip to a small mill in the hills nearby which makes flour, paste, and oil out of walnuts and hazelnuts. Pictured above is part of our class waiting outside the "Moulin."
We enjoyed to opportunity to taste both the walnut paste and oil, such that the following day, many of the kids collected walnuts from a walnut tree at our school and proceeded to replicate the process as best they could. Their walnut butter ended up tasting pretty good in a walnut-butter-and-jelly sandwich. I wonder how well walnut trees grow in Burundi...