Monthly Archives

May 2014

  • Plantain and Beans

    Plantain and Beans

    Plantain and beans; it sounds so exotic now, almost foreign, yet it used to be my favourite food not too long ago.

    This beloved Ghanaian food of fried plantains and stewed beans holds a special place in my heart – sold by street vendors and a staple in homes, it’s … Continue Reading...

  • Marcona Almond and Mint Pesto

    Marcona Almond and Mint Pesto

    We’ve had a couple of really, really wonderful sun-filled days; I think if I don’t document them somehow, it’ll feel like they never happened when I’m back to trudging through puddles in my rain boots a week from now.

    I’m talking tank-tops and flip-flop weather; it is as if we … Continue Reading...

  • Forbidden Rice Porridge

    Forbidden Rice Porridge

    I’m a “porridge girl”, I love all manner of porridges; give me grain or seed and I’ll figure out a way to turn it into breakfast come morning; it’s not like it’s a hard task – all I need is a pot and some water

    Porridge is comforting, filling and … Continue Reading...

  • Breakfast – Mother’s Day

    Breakfast - Mother's Day

    My favourite childhood memories are of my mom making us breakfast; fermented corn-dough porridge (koko), thick creamy oatmeal, fried egg sandwiches with hot cocoa and crepe-like pancakes on special occasions.

    Food has always been an integral part of our family; from when we struggled to grow enough to … Continue Reading...

  • Salted Caramel Pear Pie

    Salted Caramel Pear Pie

    Over the holidays, our dear friend J. gave us a box of pears so fragrant and juicy, my mom and I still reminisce about those pears months later.

    This headed us into eating pears throughout the season; we’d get pears on our weekly grocery run and snack on them throughout … Continue Reading...