Mazondo (cow's feet)

Sometimes I wonder why people came to eat the different things that we all eat. I like to imagine that it was perhaps a mother who had nothing to feed her children that day and decided to try mopani worms. Or it was perhaps the quest not to throw anything away, that made my people realise you could eat cow feet if you cooked them for a long time. Cow feet have been a part of the Zimbabwean diet I guess since time immemorial. It is only recently though that women have been allowed...

Just quickly coming here to say hi and we have a new book for the book club. Excuse my tardiness, its hard getting anything done with son  but I want to try as much as I can to read one book every month. For December I have chosen to read Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I have heard and read about Chimamanda’s successful novels. She has won a couple of awards for her writing but I have not read any of her books yet. This will be the first for me. If you have not...

As I have mentioned before in earlier posts, I went to a missionary boarding school. It was the best and worst experience of my teenage life. It was my dream to go to a boarding school, I think it was the dream of most people when we were in primary school. Most of my cousins and all the best students from our school had gone on to boarding school for high school. In my head it was where the best students from middle class families went to school. These were the schools where...

Pepper and Stew Review

A couple of months ago I learnt of Pepper and stew, a small business in the UK founded by a Zimbabwean. Pepper and Stew specialises in African food, mainly sauces and spices. Africa is a big place and the food is varied, Pepper and Stew has tried to bring all these tastes in one place. They carry spice blends used in sausages from South Africa, West African palm nut sauces and flavours from the Island countries of Africa. I bought the Cape Malay Curry sauce and Boerewors spice...

Baked Spinach and Cheese balls

Once every week I take Leo to a playgroup. I enjoy it as much as he does, I get to talk to other adults and he gets to make friends. Its hard for me to meet new people but so far it has been good. I think the best thing is that it forces me to get out of the houses. If shops here delivered groceries I probably would never leave the house! This week one of the mums shared her recipe for baked spinach and cheese balls. Her son seemed to enjoy them, so I decided to try them She...

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