Desserts & Presentation – two ways in which we should progress Nigerian cuisine :). This week, I will focus on Nigerian desserts. And yes, I dare say we have a class of them, if budding. Truth is, dessert for a long time was fruit salad (with milk), ice cream and cake. Enter The New Nigerian […]
She made it up, inspired by ‘Sweet Kiwi‘. We got home from ‘shopping’ on Saturday and J, Daughter #1 made up a glass, showing off our recently acquired glassware. It turns out (via Google) that these glasses are actually parfait glasses. Who knew 🙂 Anyway, it’s a simple 3 ‘ingredient’ dessert or breakfast and in-between. […]
Yep, scent leaves again. And again, and again. This time, they walk the sweet route in a beautiful dessert. I took inspiration from basil-poached nectarines which were delicious a few years ago – this is no exception. The essence? Fruit poached in a spiced, herby sugar syrup. I’ve been fascinated by pawpaw – the wholesomeness of […]
Cravings don’t come much stronger than this. Think checking every store you know on Lagos Island, rejecting other brands – Domo, and all the others that aren’t Bird’s. I find it at a supermarket called ‘Supamarket’ on Gerrard road, where I also meet the actor, Olu Jacobs and take a selfie with him. I am […]
This was the point of the lime marmalade…but it was TOO bitter. Even to feature, not less star in the dish. Thankfully, I had some great, store-bought orange marmalade which took its rightful place at the table. This is another recipe from Zina. This time though, she cooked. Baked it. For us.
As much as I love lemons, they have nothing on limes. Even Meyers. I’m sorry. So sorry. Limes transport me to a place. Sharp. Vibrant. Fragrant. All at once. Yes, harsh but with the feeling and willingness to be tempered. I think one of the most sacred combinations of fruit and citrus lies in Mangoes […]
I can’t say that the thought of warm bread pudding brought comfort to me on a freezing cold day. No I can’t in the 26 degree centigrade heat that has enveloped me in sunshine and a gentle breeze since my return home two nights ago. Its harmattan season. I’ve swapped cold American nights for windy […]
I know, tinned foods aren’t virtuous, especially from ‘self-proclaimed’ foodies. Mind you, that’s not me talking, that’s the ‘Voice of the world’. Because I know better. I know that virtue can be earned in a myriad of ways: fresh, frozen and canned. Like everything else, they have their time and place, their season.
To all mothers and motherly figures: To those who have transitioned From rebellious teenager To responsible parent Without any training in between Ride on…..with greased elbows And joyous hearts For the smile of a child Wipes many tears away Oz, 8th May, 2011 Happy Mother’s Day! May your offspring have a strong legacy, which […]