I started writing this as a Facebook post, but it was just too long. So, here I go. This is what blogs are for, right? :)
I need my father in law's meds and insulin to get to Haiti asap. It needs to stay cold, so shipping overnight was going to be over $200. I asked a couple of friends if anyone was going or if they knew anyone going. They all replied immediately. One friend has a friend leaving tomorrow so my husband contacted him. He will be bringing the medicine for us tomorrow.
It's times like these where I love being involved the Haitian community. The man is a friend of a friend, who knows we need help. I am constantly shocked by nice gestures like these. It may not seem like any big deal at all, but for me, it's huge. I've always lived by, what goes around...comes around.
To do a favor for someone you don't even know or never met in your life is the Haitian way of life. Endy, my husband, always tells me, "All Haitians are family. We stick together. We help each other. It's no big deal." That is one reason why I am 10000000% dedicated to this blog and teaching others about Haiti/Haitians. Thank you to my friend, thank you to the man helping and thank you to all of you who do random favors for people because when you will need someone, I guarantee one of them will be there for you.
Lulu's Cuisine: A Taste of Haiti
Lulu is a Haitian-American woman who has a passion for cooking! She's been making Haitian pikliz and a friend of hers, Berry, convinced her to bottle it up and sell it. The jars say: "The fondest memories of my childhood were in the kitchen with my Mother. Cooking is my passion. I do it with love! From my kitchen to yours." Lulu
They had the debut of the product last week at the FAU Green Market in Boca Raton, FL! For sale: mild, medium and hot of pikliz and a caribbean relish. Both are great!
Lulu's cuisine contact info for purchases:
Teaching you about the other side of Haiti.