It’s harvest time! It’s always great to bring in food from the fields and to see it drying in the sun. Many hours get spent shelling groundnuts! I had been doing it one at a time until one of our helpers, Iliya Godwin IK, showed me this great trick to get through them lots faster! This is how they do it in his area, Takum, Taraba State. Continue reading
I don’t use a fridge here in Nigeria and I have had to learn lots of fascinating ways to keep food, particularly vegetables, so that I don’t have to go shopping too often. I manage with most things, but keeping tomatoes fresh has always been the biggest challenge. So I was fascinated to read an article online about a farmer in Burundi who had the same problem, but solved it! Continue reading
Since I learnt that most food should be stored with some airflow rather than airtight, one challenge I have storing food without a fridge is keeping the fruit flies off. Recently I had the privilege to visit a Fulani lady in her amazing, handbuilt but sturdy home, and I learnt this great tip from her: Continue reading
If you strain yoghurt or buttermilk to make cream cheese, you will have a liquid left over which is called whey. Here are some ideas of how you can use it.
I’ve had the phrase “store in an airtight container” in my head for ages Continue reading
Its July and I’m loving these new fruit I’ve found in our garden! I’ve identified them as Brazilian cherries, using my wonderful book, Tropical Food Gardens, by Leonie Norrington. Continue reading
Over my 10+ years in Africa I have been gradually getting concerned about how we as Westerners model a lifestyle that is very consumerist. Continue reading