Traditional Zimbabwean Chicken Stew

You can eat some food and it will take you to a certain place and time and it will bring to life the memories. My special kind of food is that which takes me back to my mother’s cooking. My mother does not use any recipes but the food is so good. Of course I am biased because she is my mother but you get what I mean. I found a farm here in Bermuda that I can buy an old hen to slaughter myself. Yes I slaughtered it myself! It’s been a while but it was like I had done it...

Easy DIY Everyday Skirt

Last year just before I knew I was pregnant I bought some fabric, I wanted to make a dress with the fabric. I just could not do it. I felt so weak, I did not want to see or speak to anyone! One year later I still had the fabric and decided I was going to make a skirt with it, a simple skirt because these days I do not have much time. I made this skirt for my sister, Oripa, she is visiting. I used the tutorial from iCandy Handmade. This basic  skirt has four seams, start to finish...

Mealie Meal Porridge with Apple Sauce for Babies

I have been introducing my son to solids over the last month and it has been good so far.  I have wanted to give him mealie meal porridge but I was not sure how to do it because I do not want to give him sugar or salt. Mealie meal on its own is just bland and tasteless and for most people its an acquired taste. I decided to add apple sauce and it worked. Mealie Meal Porridge with Apple Sauce Instructions Make mealie meal porridge using this recipe. Do not add anything else just...

Japanese Style Sweet Buns

I have been making sweet buns ever since I was in high school. I have used a lot of recipes including this Amish recipe I have shared here before. Amongst Zimbabweans, Fiso’s recipe for Zimbabwean sweet buns is quite popular, you can watch how she makes the buns on Youtube. If you have not made bread before and you want the terms explained, Fiso does a good job on her video. A few weeks ago, someone shared on Facebook a bun recipe that uses a Japanese method called Tangzhong,...

Ehuhwe Nyarara Mwana

My son is a high maintenance baby. He can be really fussy and he demands attention. If he wakes up and does not see me or his dad, he will start crying and the pitch increases the longer the time noone picks him up.  The best way to calm him down is to sing to him.  His favourite song is “Jesus loves me” among others.  I do mix it up with Shona songs. I helped take care of my brother, we have a eleven year age difference and my mother taught me “Ehuhwe Nyarara...

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