Month: November 2015


Nigerian Law on Copyright Infringement

This week, I’ve dealt with a number of infringements on my copyright.  I have observed a number of things, some surprising: People do speak up when they see an infringement There is unrealistic justification of the ‘theft’/ misuse’ of content by some (surprise, surprise) Copyright infringement is perpetuated by many people I’ve decided to delve into […]

Recipes, Spices

Golden Turmeric Milk

A few mornings ago, I made some delicious golden turmeric milk. Thank you @afolakea. Turmeric has so many glowing nutritional qualities – from being an awesome antioxidant to boosting immune health and on and on and on. I believe. I heated milk with cloves, green cardamom, grated fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, brown sugar and almonds. […]


The Anatomy of Fresh Turmeric

The rhizomes – small tubers – of Turmeric remind me of Jerusalem artichokes and ginger at the same time, smaller though. There are a few differences I’ve observed –  Difference 1 – Anatomy The skin has more ribs than that of ginger and the rhizomes are generally smaller in size.  Difference 2 – Colour We […]

Nigerian Cuisine

In Season: Mulberries & Turmeric

In season. I love fruits and vegetables in season. I’ve been enjoying a lot of them – passion fruit and mulberries and last week, fresh Turmeric. Interesting, I always thought strawberries were my favourite berry. Alas people, the Mulberry has overtaken every single one of them. The tangelos are slowly disappearing, or is that just me? I’ve […]


The Birth of an Idea, of a Recipe

There isn’t a single one of my recipes that’s without a story. Not one that isn’t ‘birthed’. I can trace the outlines, map the turns and corners, the junctions en route to bringing pumpkin to stew, scent leaves to curry. I can tell you the triggers, the memories, the hopes, dreams, plans. Take my Pumpkin […]