Smash and flick – a quick way to shell groundnuts

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

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Storing tomatoes in ash

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