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EXOTIC SUNSHINE

EXOTIC SUNSHINE

African fabrics are colourful and an extension of our never dull personalities. Each country has its own unique creation from the  handwoven Kente from Ghana, Bogolan cloth ( Mud cloth) from Mali, Batiks, Wax prints etc. Some fabrics are exclusively made by specific tribes which has a lot of meaning behind the designs. In recent [...]

CLAY GRILLED, HERBY and SPICY OCTOPUS

CLAY GRILLED, HERBY and SPICY OCTOPUS

Inspired by an Octopus dish I had in San Sebastian, I created this flavour packed recipe as part of a Tapas dinner I had mid week. This is an easy to follow recipe which is packed with natural flavours and a must try. I bought the pre cooked frozen Octopus from Sandy’s of Twickenham (Fishmongers), [...]

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PERFECT KOOSE OR AKARA RECIPE (FRIED BEAN FRITTERS).

PERFECT KOOSE OR AKARA RECIPE (FRIED BEAN FRITTERS).

Enjoy this Gluten free and equally spicy fried black eyed bean fritters, known as Koose in Ghana or Akara in Nigeria. This recipe includes how to peel the skins off your beans and the secret to a fluffy Koose or Akara. It’s a must try recipe and can be used in place of bread for sandwiches. [...]

TOM BROWN (ROASTED CORN MEAL PORRIDGE)

TOM BROWN (ROASTED CORN MEAL PORRIDGE)

Until I find out why this roasted corn meal porridge, is known as ‘Tom Brown’, I’ll settle with the  notion due to ‘its distinctive  brown colour’. Please feel free to share your knowledge behind the name. Anyway, as most Ghanaian dishes go, they’re mostly gluten free including this nutty porridge. Tom Brown is made from corn [...]