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Choko harvest and processing

Zaia

Zaia grew up in a family of musicians in Holland, and has a background in top sport (snow skiing) and web development and design. She co-founded the PRI Luganville and PRI Sunshine Coast Inc (now PermEco Inc.) with Tom, and runs the “invisible structures”, like finances, business administration, website design and maintenance, writes articles, records and edits videos and also organises the cooking and the kitchen on site. She assists Tom in running the Kendall Permaculture Farm and supervising other volunteers. She also specialises in consulting and advice for smaller scale properties (up to 5 acres). She has researched and studied nutrition and health for 20+ years, has a certificate in Nutrition and continues to study by research, reading and daily observation. She is an active member of several musical projects and bands, involved in community music and runs percussion and marimba workshops, is the percussion leader for the Woodford Folk Festival People’s Orchestra and composes as well as plays music. She is passionate about community music and loves seeing people discover that they can play!

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5 Responses

  1. ralph says:

    Zaia they will probably take them of you when boarding, I make chutney choco and oinion being the main ingredient, I can get reciept if you like. As well because they are fairly tasteless on there own, you can make them into a preserve with a sweet liquad like tin pears you buy at the store.Although I have not done this I should imagine you would cook first put them into a sweet syrup type liquid and preserve.

    • Zaia says:

      Thanks Ralph, I will take the chance with choko on the plane, as they will be dehydrated and in a plastic bag for transport, I hope it will be okay…
      I will try to make some chutney as well, we have so many chokos, I can try out lots of things!

  2. saravitali says:

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  3. pauline.j.chant@gmail.com says:

    Choko chips, that’s different! Hi Zaia, Tom. Can I pass on this info to you, another way to use chokos? My Mum preserved them as a sweet. She would peel and core them, they looked just like halved pears. Cooked gently in Apple or pear juice then bottled, preserved for later use. With a family of 10 kids she had to be very frugal! Also, chokos quartered, steamed then added to a white cheese & parsley sauce is very nice. Hope you don’t mind my suggestions. You are both doing a great job out there and I enjoy reading your blogs. Wish I still had that much energy! Cheers…..

    Pauline Chant

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