Corned beef and egg stew

March 18, 2014 · 0 comments

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One of my first memories of corned beef stew was at about thirteen or fourteen years of age. My Dad’s birthday happens to fall on New Year’s day. So, every year we usually had a big celebration at the house with a lot of family and friends. The party usually didn’t end till 3 am on most occasions. Lots of my cousins usually stayed the night or even a couple of days. After all, we were all on holiday.The next morning, hungry and rambunctious teenagers that we were, breakfast was a matter that needed to be addressed with the utmost need. Some starch and a stew or loads of eggs was the quickest way to feed 10-12 kids in the house. [Get a spoonful more →]

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Oh my jollof rice.

March 10, 2014 · 0 comments

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With your red ochre stained grains, you push my salivary glands
into overdrive with your perfume.Envisioning the first spoon.
As you hit my tongue, the slight spiciness sends waves of endorphins
up my neural pathways. My fingers involuntarily position the spoon for
the next bite.The next wave of euphoric delight awaits.

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Ofada (Designer) Stew

March 4, 2014

I am not sure of the exact origins of this stew, all I know is that its so damn good ! You will find at the roadside eateries that locals frequent in Lagos, Nigeria and other surrounding Western regions of Nigeria. I never really ate much of it when i was younger but as I […]

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Much ado about peppers, … an essential blend.

March 4, 2014

When  I think of almost any Nigerian Yoruba dish, there is always the ubiquitous  use of a pepper blend in a majority of them. From Egusi soup to stewed beans, beef stew to jollof rice. The heat (spiciness) level varies depending on the taste of the cook. Growing up, I remember my mom cutting up […]

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An early breakfast with a side of late dinner to go.

July 26, 2013

Bleary eyed, I picked my head from the pillow. Its already time to get up ? The clock says 3:30. I tell myself 5 more mins else I won’t have enough time to make something to eat and maybe some coffee to go along with the meal. Throwing aside the covers, I grudgingly get up. […]

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Strawberry-mint sorbet

July 16, 2012

A lot has gone on while I’ve been away from the blog. Got a year older in April (and hopefully wiser), made new friends, got together with old ones. Little festivals here and there, friends graduated, birthday dinners, life just happened :). Power outage for a couple of days in a triple digit heat wave […]

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Coconut-vanilla bean pana cotta and blood orange gelee

February 8, 2012

For those who don’t the snow,don’t shoot me. But what’s the point of winter without a few snow covered days. Let’s not forget snowscapes to be had as well. The images of tree line at Loch Raven Reservoir laden with snow with lake frozen in the foreground.Maybe we’ll be lucky before Punxsutawney Phil decides how much […]

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Crispy juicy delight: Ginger-tarragon roasted chicken

January 31, 2012

Its been an eventful January. I went to California to see my long lost cousins. Ok, maybe not lost, but I had not seen them in over 15 years so it felt like it. I had so much fun that California now seems like a possible destination to move to, who knows. I went snowboarding […]

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Monday Funday Image post II

January 30, 2012

A few things I got into this weekend. The post for the roasted ginger-tarragon chicken will be up either tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Its the season for giving and an ice cream give away

December 3, 2011

The year sure flew by fast !! In a couple of weeks, we’ll all hopefully be ringing in the new year together. Good days and bad days came by and we did are still doing our best. I was over eager the past weekend with trying some new recipes and all and mad e a […]

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