This morning, a relative dropped off some fresh “libas” (tagalog) which is the name of a local tree that produces leaves used in Filipino cooking.
Libas is used to make meat sour, sort of like lemon juice. A similar herbal substitute available in American herb shops would be Sumac berries, but they’ll make the sauce faintly pink. Anyway, with fresh libas now in the kitchen, it required a quick trip to the market for some fresh fish with which to make some Sinigang na Isda, or fresh fish soup. So I load the wife on the bike and away we go to the “Talipapa” first thing this morning. Now normally my wife will say “watch out for that dog!” or “did you see them kids?” Not to mention “Slow down” and “Did you NOT SEE that Hole?” She is the most aware back-rider I know when it comes to spotting road hazards (before AND after). Just after passing a “rafter” of turkeys alongside the road, I asked her “Did you see all them turkeys?” She replied “What Turkeys?” How does anyone that can spot a large toad at 100 meters miss 4 large turkeys? She obviously had some serious cooking and food on her mind!