This is our last full day on the island, tomorrow (Sunday) we will be busy packing and getting last minute essentials for the boat trip back home.
Olive and Steve wanted a family gathering up at what the call the vege patch. Like most islanders they have a large vege patch away from their main home (as well as having a substantial one around their home!) Up at their vege patch they have a kitchen and small sleepout. So we went up to dig yams. The yams on the island are not like the one in the supermarkets ... they look more like taro or root potatoes. They are also pronounced differently ... try 'yarms' LOL
So the set up for their kitchen and sleepout is typically Pitcairn!
Now Steve and Olive grow 2 types of yams - purple and white and they are just boiled up in a big pot and served up like a potato, breadfruit and taro. They are best served with a saucy meat dish.
Later on that night Brenda began making some Arrowroot biscuits - I love these - they are just grated coconut (and its milk) and arrowroot flour and you make a mix so that it is pliable and then spread it out on a tray and bake