By Karen Abrams
When my daughter who attends school in Palo Alto, California called me to say she was homesick and she missed the usual Guyanese food treats I knew it was time to reach out to my friends, online retailer West Indian in The Woods. I promptly went to their online website, filled my checkout basket with freshly made and well packaged patties, puri, mettai and other treats and had them shipped off to my daughter’s dorm room in California. A little more than a day later she called us with squeals of delight. She had received the package of goodies. For a college student, this was a windfall so she stored them in her freezer and proceeded to thaw, heat and eat over the course of the next week.
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