In recent times I've done very little "cooking", most meals have consisted of quick fixes, take outs or otherwise cooked by someone else. I had a rough start this year. Thankfully it's been rough for the right reasons, Growth in my business Fontaine De Vie. Shortage of man power, break down of some machinery welcomed… Continue reading Ofe Onugbu
Busy as Lagos is, it has an interesting night life. After the stress of the hustle and bustle of the day, people seem to find a way to unwind after. Hence you'd find a lot of out door cool spots and night bars scattered across the metropolis of Lagos. The city is a sort of… Continue reading Isi Ewu
Hello blogsville, it has been a while since I put up a new post. Please blame on the vacation months and the back to school scurry. I also took a bit of time to get by my kitchen mojo, life as a wife/mom/entrepreneur/ foodie. For some reason I've been reliving some memories of secondary school. … Continue reading Peppered Meats.
For our readers in the diaspora who sometimes wonder how to cheat with some of the Nigerian recipes, this is for you. Traditionally groundnut soup is made with raw groundnut, ground to a fine powder. Anyway I found myself with a very dear friend who's blender didn't have a dry mill and she didn't have… Continue reading Peanut Butter Soup; A cheat code for traditional (Omisagwe)groundnut soup
In my earlier post about Gizdodo, I had described Gizdodo as the marriage between Gizzard and dodo made in plantain heaven! If you love snails half as much as I do, then you'd love this Igbindodo. Igbin being the Yoruba word for snails. Dodo is fried plantain in Yoruba too Recipe • 1 Kg well… Continue reading Igbindodo ; A dish of Snails and Plantain
A picture they say, says a thousands words, unfortunately it does not express the fragrance or taste. If it did, you'd know how I feel about this plate of Egusi Soup. It tastes and smells good to the last drop! I wish we explored our local spices and flavours a little more then we would… Continue reading Egusi Soup; With a burst of flavours.
Last weekend I took a trip to the country side. My brother in law got married traditionally to his heartthrob in Ilesha, Osun State, I wish then all the blessings of God in their marriage. When we made the turn into Ibodi Road, the first sight that welcomed us was, hunters displaying freshly hunted kill… Continue reading Fusion Smoked Wild Game Sauce
Anytime I see Afang Soup, it brings back fond memories of my first year in University. Brief story. I was allocated to Obafemi Awolowo Hall at the University of Ibadan, how I got there is a story for another. My roommates in F49 made my year really memorable. Unfortunately I have lost touch completely with… Continue reading Afang Soup
The secret is out! I love seafood!! When Le Hubs and I were courting, he told me he believed he was allergic to seafood. The reasons he gave for believing so were quite vague. He'd eat fish and meals cooked with dried and smoked shrimps/prawns et al and he won't react, it didn't take long… Continue reading Creamy Surf Soup (Fisherman’s Soup)
Ewedu Soup is popularly eaten by the Yoruba people of the South Western Part of Nigeria. Slimy is not a nice word to use to describe Ewedu Soup so we call it draw soup because of the way it stretches. The taste is amazing and it pairs well with red stew and and gbegiri. Any… Continue reading Obe Ewedu (Ewedu Soup)