Have you ever wondered what it’s like inside the homes of San Mateo? Lynda Brown, who volunteered with a service learning team from Drake University, accepted the invitation to look inside and captured this great story.
If you’d seen Marlaney you’d remember her – her huge smile, her ability to communicate well despite limited English and the fact that she’s always working hard. Be it digging sand from the lagoon, working as a cleaner, or as the case was today – making those delicious plantain chips you can buy along the beach.
First she peeled the plantains and slices them using a hand made mandolin slicer made from a knife and several pieces of wood (which worked far better than my store bought slicer).