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If you’re the parent of young ‘uns and have heard of baby-led weaning (or don’t even know what that means, but it sounds interesting), I heartily recommend it. I only heard about it after my baby was born and managed to … Continue reading
I’ve said before that if you’re an adventurous eater, multicultural marriage may be just right for you. Seriously. OK, perhaps not so seriously, but especially if you’re marrying into another culture with its own food traditions, it’s something to consider. … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before how much I dislike bargaining and haggling in any form. Well, a recent incident at a comfortable grocery story on a routine shopping trip showed me how much my outlook has changed … and I think a lot … Continue reading
The recent visit from my in-laws reminded me afresh about the community spirit fostered by family cooking. My mother-in-law graciously taught me how to make ogbono stew, which you can see in the lovely picture I took here. The yellowish … Continue reading
My parents-in-law recently came all the way from Africa to visit us. And we have learned an important lesson from their visit: Avoid fire extinguishers at all costs, except as a last resort! I repeat, in all seriousness, that these … Continue reading
Maybe my childhood was ultra-Draconian, but I took it for granted that people just didn’t go to a fridge anytime they were hungry and help themselves. My mother always carefully budgeted our breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and every scrap of … Continue reading
The dining table is a sight of immense satisfaction to me. Some of my earliest childhood memories involve staring over my sippie cup at all the faces around the table. In time I grew to recognize the faces: my dad, my … Continue reading
So it’s been a few days after Thanksgiving, but people are still raving about the potato mash we brought! Wish I could take credit for it, but my husband provided the powerful muscles behind the mashing. I just peeled the … Continue reading
Can you imagine a recipe where nothing is quantified? I just saw a recipe like that. It was from Costa Rica and translated from Spanish to English. Here was the list of ingredients: “Beef Meat” “Beef ribs” (not sure why … Continue reading