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So easy you can make this with your eyes closed (except for the part where you need a knife to cut open the avocado!). And it takes 2 minutes to make. 1 average sized avocado makes enough guacamole for 2-4 people.   Ingredients Avocado Lemon or lime, or just the juice Tomato (optional) Salt Pepper Cumin (optional)   Recipe Cut up and mash an avocado with a fork Finely chop up some tomato and add it to the mashed avocado Season with salt and pepper and some cumin Add a squeeze of lemon or lime which helps to keep it from turning…

25th June 2017 victoria

Tidy by Emily Gravett is a great story about nature, animals and their habitats. It teaches on the importance of caring for our environment and allowing its natural functioning as it’s the best way to support life. The story is written in rhyme which makes it fun to read with the youngest of children. Even for those that aren’t yet able to read, the colourful illustrations aid understanding. I recommend this book to children aged 3 years and up.  

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What inspired me to pick up Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was her TED talk from 2009 entitled ‘The Danger of a Single Story’. Prior to this, I had heard her name floating around and the greatest association for me came from the film ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ which is based on one of her earlier novels. I listened to her TED talk and this beautiful woman spoke and delivered her message so well, engaging the audience through humour and candid life experiences. She was open-minded and well-rounded. And she was an African woman with influence transcending the Motherland. I actually listened…

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She also rises while it is yet night, and provides food for her household, and a portion for her maidservants – Proverbs 31:15 Bare with me, this is a long one – but a good one 😉   Earlier this week I had the privilege of sitting in on a school council meeting. Children from year 1 to year 6 gathered in a classroom to discuss issues that had been raised within the school. The meeting was facilitated by the deputy head teacher and the topic for discussion at that meeting was food on the floor in the dining room….

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This is inspired by the Ghanaian food Krakro/Tatale This sweet delicacy can be made with or without flour. Here is the recipe with flour but you can also leave it out. I find that the flour helps the pancakes hold together better. It serves 1-2 people.   Ingredients 2 ripe plantains ¼ diced onion 1 tablespoon of ground ginger ¼ scotch bonnet pepper 1 tablespoon of plain flour 1 teaspoon of nutmeg Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil   Recipe Mash ripe plantains with a fork. Combine the diced onion, ground ginger, scotch bonnet pepper, nutmeg and add…