Friday, August 02, 2013

Pure Sugar Cane: Swizzle Sticks to Snacks

In central Pennsylvania, it's almost impossible to get fresh sugar cane. In Ghana it's a totally different reality. Last month I experimented with this versatile natural food, (Naomi helped me break it into pieces and peel it):

The sugar cane can be cut into longer sticks as drink stirrers (shown here with grapefruit juice), aka "swizzle sticks." It can also be cut into smaller sticks (I tried cutting it into rounds, too, but that did not work as well) that can be chewed as a simple, refreshingly light dessert or afternoon snack. Yum. A perfect example of "more with less."