God Feeds the Ravens
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True. We were termed as 'lotus eaters'. https://www.learnsanskrit.cc/translate?search=lotus&dir=au
South Africans call them waterblommetjies
Waterblommetjiebredie is a stew. The name comes from the Afrikaans language and literally means 'little water flowers stew'. It is made of meat, typically lamb, stewed together with the waterblommetjies (Aponogeton distachyos flowers) which are found in the dams and marshes of the Western Cape of South Africa.The buds of Aponogeton distachyos are usually ready to be picked in the southern midwinter months of July and August, leading to their use in winter stews such as waterblommetjiebredie.
The taste of the stew has been described as much like stewed green beans. Waterblommetjiebredie is a local delicacy in South Africa