Drinks, Drinks, Smoothies, Juices,

Turmeric in Warm Milk

Let me share with you one of the remedies that helps me when I've had a long day, I'm physically exhausted and I need to sleep without using meds. A warm glass of milk with turmeric Since I first shared this post, I have learnt that Black Pepper is a very important element to activate… Continue reading Turmeric in Warm Milk

How to Series

Mrs Alabi’s Fried Turkey Wings

If you attended ISI (The International School Ibadan between 1996 and 2004 chances are you will remember Mrs Alabi Turkey. Mrs Alabi was the biology teacher’s wife,  she didn’t have a stand at the stalls but she ran business from their apartment which was above the boys dormitory. Her husband was the House Master for… Continue reading Mrs Alabi’s Fried Turkey Wings

Breakfast, How to Series

Pap (Ogi/Akamu/ Koko/ Agidi)

3 grain Ogi spiced with Cloves and Ginger This fermented cereal pudding has different names in different cultures, some of the most popular names in Nigeria include Ogi , Akamu, Koko, Agidi. Popular across west Africa and in some Arab cultures. The consistency of pap is like that of custard or a curd sometimes lighter.… Continue reading Pap (Ogi/Akamu/ Koko/ Agidi)

Cakes, Not really a Baker

Orange Ginger Cake

That I like baking cakes is no longer a question, even though I like to insist I'm not a baker. These days I'm finding that I particularly like spiced cakes. And the list of Spices you can add to cake is endless. Spiced cakes are mostly associated with festive winter holidays, but I live in… Continue reading Orange Ginger Cake

Cakes, Not really a Baker

Rum and Currant Bundt Cake

Boozey! Though rum is not favourite liqueur to drink, I think it pairs really well with cake and generally as a mixer. The Gingerbread cake finished and I craved a cake that had raisins in. Found currants that I purchased from an Indian store in my pantry and figured let's booze this up! Had to… Continue reading Rum and Currant Bundt Cake

Bean Dishes, Breakfast

Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)

Tola had asked me to blog about Acarajé. Tola shared with me a beautiful part of her family history and how her grandfather had escaped slavery in Brazil and returned to Abeokuta. As such her dad who is now in his 80's recalled that this is how Akara was made in his family while growing… Continue reading Acarajé (Akara with stuffing)