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Empty gas bottle

Country: Mozambique by Lisette


Bummer! I’m all set to go to cook up a storm and prepare biryani, yellow dal and some other veg dishes. I have soaked the lentils in water for a couple of hours. Bought onions, carrots, and potatoes. Went out of my way to go to a supermarket a few minutes before closing time to get green peas.

I turn on the gas, light a match.. No flame. ?? Okay, let’s try again. Turn on gas, light a match, nothing happens. Let’s check the gas bottle.. Ah, it’s empty!

“Hey Marlowe, let’s go out of dinner!” And I settle for a hambuerger completo that comes with a tiny beef patty and a huge sunny side up egg. Different, but yummy nonetheless. Hopefully we have the biryani tomorrow!