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  Southwest Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese and Avocado Salsa The Birth of Sungura  5 ways to improve your food photography with artificial light 52 Places to Go in 2015 Protect your pumps How to: Crochet Braid Hair Tutorial w/ Cuban Twist Weave 2014 Year of Yarn block patterns 8 Chic and protective updos for winter Princess TafadzwaI am a mom, wife and writer of this blog where I share recipes from Zimbabwe and share craft ideas, patterns and tutorials. I like to make...

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Initially I had planned to make the book club a monthly thing, but I am finding hard to finish reading the books on time. I will not stop though, the posts just wont be as frequent.  Here are the questions on the book from the publisher. 1. The first part of Ifemelu’s story is told in flashback while she is having her hair braided at a salon before she returns to Nigeria. Why might Adichie have chosen this structure for storytelling? What happens when the narrator...

bruschetta

I like trying new food but sometimes I am hesitant about buying things I have never not had before. There is a chance that I may not like it and will be stuck with it. That would be such a waste! Late last year, I had the chance to try bruschetta and I loved it! So I decided to recreate the recipe and now I live it some more. Bruschetta sounds so fancy, which sometimes means difficult but this is just the opposite. If you can slice bread then you will be able to make this recipe....

How to remove rust stains from knives

You walk into a store to buy knives, and they are all new and shiny. The label says they are stainless steel. You buy them and you are happy you have new knives. You use them a couple of days and then the rust starts to appear. I hate when that happens. The best way to keep your knives stain free thing is to keep your knives as dry. Clean them as soon as you finish using them. When you live in a humid place like Bermuda that becomes difficult, because there is so much moisture...

DIY Shoebox Storage

I bought some shoes sometime last year and I kept the box. I just kept it, I don’t know why. Last week I finally decided it was either going to the trash or I was going to have to use it somehow. So I decided to use it as a small storage box in the bathroom as well as add a bit of decor in the room. You will need the following items:   A box Jute rope Hot glue gun Lining fabric Glue the jute to the box going round and round. It will get boring quick but it is easy.  Make...

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During our trip to Washington DC over the holidays, one of the highlights was going to Nandos restaurant.  For those not familiar, Nandos is a South African restaurant chain which we also have in Zimbabwe. It was the best food we had on that trip. They were playing music from Africa which made it so comforting being in a place that is so familiar. Nandos is known for their flame grilled chicken in their signature piri-piri seasoning and sauces. Piri-piri is a small hot pepper...

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I have been toying with the idea of cutting my hair but finally resolved it would be easier to maintain it at this length than if it was shorter. So I intend to give my hair the best care I can. For years I have read that it is better to use a t-shirt when drying your hair than using a terry towel. I never remember to bring a t-shirt until I need it. I saw a turbie twist, which is a towel for hair but built in such a way that it is only used for hair. So I made one using a t-shirt,...

What to pack when travelling with a baby

Over the holidays we took a trip to Washington DC with Leo. This was our first trip with him on a plane. I was happy to be travelling but I was so terrified about the whole process. There are no direct flights from here to Washington DC so we had to have a lay over in New York. Travelling is hard in general, but with a baby it is ten times harder. The only good thing was that Leo was actually a good flyer. I know I can not expect the same next time but I take one day at a time...

FRESH

As some of you already know, I am adventist. As adventists we do not do any work on Saturday including cooking. Everything has to be ready before sunset on Friday. If you are not familiar with our lifestyle it may actually seem daunting but it just means you need to do a lot of planning. Which becomes easier as it just becomes who you are. I have put together a list of recipes from different websites with 25 recipe ideas that you can make for Sabbath. However, these are recipes...

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I started this blog in January 2011 on a whim. It was not something that I took seriously at all until last year. I have changed the design two times. I am always looking for ways to improve my blog and the last design change I made really made for a positive change. I enjoy writing about all the things I do and I hope that the information I give is helpful to my readers. I am currently redesigning princesstafadzwa.com and would like to know what you would like to see more of...

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