On Monday our ship came in, not figuratively but literally.
Last night I spied something very special in the secure warehouses down at the wharf. I am hoping they have cleared customs today and will be in the shops in the morning. Potatoes. There have been no potatoes available for about a month. It's surprising how you can miss something as unremarkable as a potato.
However, all has not been lost. the lack of potatoes has encouraged us to broaden our horizons and we have added the chow-chow to our repertoir.
It is a vine fruit which grows well here but is originally from South America.
The skin is tough and prickly and slimy once peeled,
there is a stone in the middle,
and they make quite good oven chips.
So with a bit of shallow fried, bread-crumbed grouper and wahoo and some peas and sweetcorn you have St Helena fish and chips.