News fresh in from the
Our Sam is currently out in Brazil, cruising along on a big
canoe and making sire we get the best acai berries for our
blueberries and acai berries recipe.
manage to take our special
camera along (humidity
issues) but she did manage to send us a brief update and some
pictures of her trip so far.
I so wish that we had taken the web cam - we have to find a
way of setting this up for future fruit trips.
The Amazon, where we source our acai berries an incredible
place. The light, sounds of the jungle and just the sheer size and
scale of the river is unbelievable. (Forgive me if you've been
Yesterday, we walked into the jungle for about 20 minutes to
find fruit of the right maturity.
‘That’s hardly very far’, I hear you cry, but trust me,
in this humidity, it felt like a marathon.
One of the acai farmers I met was
Fernando and his son, Isaias. They both rise at 5am each day,
locate the fruit and then pick berries for 3 to 4 hours for as many
days of the week as they wish or need to.
Then they retire to their hammocks once
the day’s picking is done. Life is so simple and peaceful
Fernando and his family rely on the
river for everything and their diet is super healthy - shrimps,
acai and pretty much every other tropical fruit you can think
Looking forward to sharing more when I get
Lots of love for now,
More on Sam's trip when she gets back from the