So in today’s edition of who wants to be a millionaire………………
sorry wrong blog.
For the past 5 months or so I have been in Calabar, in a very remote village in Calabar, and I don’t usually have anything to do except work and the occasional cooking I get up to.
Sometime last week I was feeling a lot down and out, jaded and tired of my work and I needed something to cheer me up, luckily for me I came across this recipe on Afrolems.com and I decided to try it seeing as I was in Calabar and I was hungry.
Here is the recipe on Afrolems, but when I went to the market I didn’t find shrimps and snails and Shaki(tripe) so I substituted for readily available.
- Okro (chopped and pounded)
- Six pieces of beef
- 1 cup of …..
This, I do not know what it’s called.
- 1 cup of ponmo
- Ugwu (pumpkin leaves) chopped
- Chopped Uziza leaves
- Dried crayfish
- Knorr maggi
- 5 Atarodo (scotch bonnet pepper) (chopped)
- Palm oil
So I basically seasoned and boiled the beef, ponmo, snail-likr things and stockfish till it was soft, then I added the pepper and crayfish, tasted to make sure it was on point.
then I added the okro and uziza and ugwu, let it simmer for a bit(like 30 seconds) then I put the palm-oil and stirred it and left to simmer on low heat.
Then I served with yellow garri. Tenzzz
I am officially announcing it that I will be taking a short/long break from my garden for now.
I’m in a place right now in my life that I’m doing a lot of cleaning, revamping, relearning, unlearning(most especially) a lot of things in my life and it also translates into my style of gardening.
I do not know how long this break will be but I’m gunning for a year so expect me back by this time next year.
Meanwhile I will keep updating my Nigerian plants database page, which in turn will really help me know what to cultivate when I’m back.
I will also be updating on any cooking I do, which I should come up with one soonest.
Share love and eat cucumbers… while you wait
Been speaking to a colleague of mine recently and its really more important for me as a Landscape Architect to know the names of plants here in Nigeria and most importantly plants that particularly thrive in the tropical climate so I will be paying more attention to naming plants and especially the plants I already have and know that I do not know their names.
So expect more stuff on my Nigerian Plants database page soon.
Share love and eat cucumbers
Remember that Garden show I went to some time in June last year? Well there is another edition this May/June and it is looking even better than the last.
Details are on the image for those in Lagos Nigeria at the time.
Love and everything green and lush.
I am on a slightly different path in my life right now, not so different but quite different.
So, I will not be posting as often as I would have wished and as I planned to at the beginning of this year. Please bear with me at some point in my life this new path I’m forging and this here path will merge and all will be well with the universe again.
Maybe, just maybe this new path will even bring me closer to the bigger plans I have for this darling blog.
Only time my friends, will tell.
Share love and eat cucumbers.
All Love and everything green and lush
I don’t know when I’m supposed to plant yams but this started growing in my kitchen and I decided to give it a go, hope it’s better than my last one.