Tag: in season

Guest Posts

Guest Post: My First Biz Memories

Here’s Part 2 of Tipu’s nostalgic journey back to the days of Ebelebo. —–00000—– I come from a very sheltered home. My parents never let me take lunch money to school. Instead they gave me lovingly packed snacks of meat pies, cakes and my favorite mango juice for school. Somehow I got wind of this “TEMITOPE […]


The Anatomy of Soursop

Annona muricata, also known as Soursop. Apparently, it is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw. Growing up, this was one of my older sister’s favourite fruits. I’d watch her eat it and suck creamy pulp from black seeds. Occassionally, I would tuck in and enjoy but it was […]

Nigerian Cuisine, Recipes

Preserved: Agbalumo Leather

I’d never made fruit leather before. Never really thought about it till Chi of Oya Come Chop suggested making some leather when I made some Agbalumo Puree.  And then flicking through Traditional Foods, I happened upon a recipe for Fruit leathers.  Joy untold.  Fruit leathers are homemade fruit rolls. They are a tasty chewy, dried fruit […]

Nigerian Cuisine

The Anatomy of Agbalumo

This study was taken on, to find out the best way to remove the flesh of the agbalumo for preservation and processing. Typically, after a thorough washing, I press the top sides of my agbalumo around the stalk in to ‘break the fruit’. Out seeps a creamy sweet and tart juice that is rapidly licked. […]

Nigerian Cuisine

Agbalumo, The New ‘Orange’

Down with a cold? The sort that most people get on the cusp of changing seasons, from harmattan to rainy? Don’t just reach for oranges, grab some agbalumo.  Agbalumo? Yes, agbalumo. Rich in ascorbic acid – hence the tartness (thanks Tipu), more so than oranges – this is your rainy season fruit. The value of ascorbic […]