We had promised the kids a pizza party over Khmer New Year last month, but with Phnom Penh in lockdown we were unable to get cheese. I was finally able to go in last weekend and bought a huge block of mozzarella so today was the day! Wayne made some delicious pizza sauce and then […]
The first batch of kimchi was a HUGE hit and it wasn’t long before two massive bags of mustard greens showed up with a request for more of the same. I grabbed the only helper I could see and we got busy cleaning and cutting off the hard stems of all those greens! Did I […]
As we have posted about before, we are growing lots of food. Greens grow very well and fast and we often have an abundance. One day this large 5 kilo (11 lb) stack of mustard greens was brought to me with the request to make kimchi out of it. I have made kimchi many times, […]
How does your garden grow?
The rainy season brings a daily reprieve from the heat but also the abundance of water helps our garden grow with minimal care. Right now we are in the dry season, but with a little effort of hauling hoses and water, which is pumped from our ponds, everyday, we can now successfully grow food year […]
Catfish and Sweet Potatoes
A while back we started cleaning up the empty space in front of the boy’s dorm. We have come a long way, but now must wait for the trees to grow and that may take a while. Yesterday the children finished the bonfire area by moving some very large rocks that will be used for […]
It’s a world of electronics with kids bent over giving their full attention to a tiny screen as the world goes by around them. And yes, a few of our kids fall into that category, but they are easy to spot…just look for the pod of bodies huddled over and giving verbal support to the […]
Our generous Taiwanese friends!
Over the years a group of Taiwanese businessmen led by Mr. Sunny, has provided Wat Opot with so many supplies from snacks to clothes to school supplies as well as financially supported us with monetary donations, trips to the coast, and parties at Wat Opot. This Chinese New Year they funded a fun, creative and […]
Watopotians in the city!
When Wat OPot kids finish high school, the logical next step is to go to the ‘big city’ of Phnom Penh. In the rural area, there is no educational or job opportunities (besides the new shoe factory a couple of kilometres from our gate). As the big kids take that step into their new future, […]