Monday, December 31, 2012

Nigerian Egusi Soup With Beef, Fish, vegetables, Kpomo

egusi (melon) soup with washed bitter leaf, fish, beef and kpomo
This soup was
called "an award winning soup" by one of hubby's friends after clearing his plate.

How to cook delicious egusi soup with bitterleaf


  • 2 cups ground egusi (Melon)
  • 2 handfuls washed bitter leaf
  • 1 kg beef
  • 2 medium sixed Smoked fish
  • 2 cups cut pieces of cow skin( kpomo)
  • 1 tablespoonful palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh pepper 
  • 1 small onion to steam the beef
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup roughly ground crayfish
  • 2 knorr cubes
  • water, enough to cover the beef after after boiling with your onion and salt.

 eba with egusi bitterleaf soup

  1. Wash and boil the salted beef in a dry pot, with some chopped

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Corned Beef Spaghetti with vegetables

Jollof spaghetti with veggies and corned beef

This meal came in handy when we got home after the long trip to Agbokim waterfalls. There was no time to go shopping and we had to just think of something that will cook fast. These were part of our luggage from Abuja and cooked in less than thirty minutes.
The taste was great and I enjoyed chewing the shredded carrots in there.

Friday, December 28, 2012

How To Bake Cake Without An Oven (Updated recipe)

 baking cake in a cooking pot

Baking Nigerian cake is very easy whether with or without oven. What many people do not know is that Nigerian cake is actually pound cake, can be baked in a bread pan, doesn't require much mixing.
The girls and I tried to save gas at the village by baking with firewood. Everyone that ate the cake complimented it. I did not eat though because I am really struggling with reduction of my sugar intake. Visitors and family enjoyed the cake.
We did the mixing together, but the girls designed their

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Tour Of The Agbokim WaterFalls In Pictures

Just got back from touring the Agbokim waterfalls. I tried to see if it connects, and though very slow internet connection here, I am still happy that I can post a few pics. The day was full of adventure. We were ten in number that made the trip.

The excitement on the faces of the young ladies when I announced to them this morning that we will be visiting the waterfalls in Cross River State. The trip was uneventful except for good music and video CDs that I packed for the girls and which kept us company, some fell asleep in the car, but once the kids set eyes on the waterfalls and the vapor around the falls, the atmosphere changed automatically. We took so many pics and I hope to upload more later.
Posing for photographs on a hill beside the Agbokim water falls. Lol!

Back With Boiled Rice Served With Green Vegetable Stew

 boiled rice with green vegetable stew

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Ripe Plantain With Fried Brown Beans

 Fried Plantain (dodo) with brown beans

11 Handprint Holiday Crafts

Tis the season of gift giving!  This year, rather than taking the kids out to the stores to find gifts for family members, why not have your children make gifts for their grandparents, aunts and uncles instead? Crafts made from prints of your child’s hands, feet, and even thumbs are treasured keepsakes that are held onto and brought out years later when the children are grown.  Here are a few fun and memorable ones to

Monday, December 10, 2012

5 Books That Help Kids Appreciate A Healthy Diet

Eating healthy is what we all strive to do daily. For adults, it is not so difficult because we know what happens if we do not eat healthy, however, for many kids, the only thing they enjoy and want  is something very sweet ( sugary). Getting kids to eat healthy can be quite a challenge sometimes. Instead of good food, most kids would rather go for snacks; chocolates, lollipops, cookies, ice creams and a host of sweet foods. These foods are good only when eaten with moderation, they'd become a problem when a child begins to want to live only on them.   
It’s one thing to make sure your kids maintain a healthy diet; it’s quite another to get them to appreciate exactly why they need to be eating what you put in front of them. That’s where

Curried Vegetable Rice Served with Chicken

 Curried Vegetable Rice

Saturday, December 08, 2012

10 iPhone Apps That Can Help You When You’re Lost by Emma Roberts

Few things are as nerve-wracking as realizing that you’re lost, whether you’re in a completely unfamiliar city or simply a neighborhood in your hometown that you don’t know very well. It wasn’t so long ago that you’d be left to fend for yourself, asking strangers for directions until you found your way back to a place that you knew. These days, however, the popular

Friday, December 07, 2012

7 Holiday Traditions to Start with Your Family By Sandra Mcaubre

Here I was, asking for ideas on how to create a memorable Christmas holiday for kids. I am thankful for the responses I got, See them HERE. Today, I just got this mail from Sandra with permission to share with my blog readers. More Ideas! Enjoy.
Some families have holiday traditions that go back generations.  Other families don’t really have any traditions at all.  Regardless of which camp you fall into, why not create a few new holiday traditions this Christmas season?  Traditions give everyone something special to look forward to year after year.  If you are at a loss as to what kind of things you can do to start a tradition, check out

Indomie Noodles Recipes With Green Peppers And Cabbage Cooked With some Chopped Sausages

 Indomie noodles with green peppers and cabbage served with

Rice And Fish Stew Served With Juicy Chicken Drumsticks

 rice and fish stew served with juicy

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Vegetable Ogbono Soup With Beef And Fish Served With Garri (eba)

 vegetable ogbono soup with beef and smoked fish

  • 1/2 cup ground Ogbono
  • 1kg Beef
  • 2 medium sized Dry Fish
  • 1/2 cup ground Crayfish
  • 1 small bunch Ugu Vegetable (fluted pumpkin)
  • 1 tablespoon Palm Oil
  • 1small onion to boil the beef 
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper or more
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • Water enough to cover the boiled meat before adding ingredients. If while cooking, soup gets too thick, you can always adjust by adding some more water.


Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Any Ideas On How To Create A Fun Christmas Holiday For Kids?

 Christmas Decorations
A fun-filled holiday does not just happen, it has to be created. Making kids happy with fun memories is something that we need to plan. Sometimes, holidays come and go and the only time we realize that the holiday has passed by is when we start getting them ready for school. How can one really create a memorable Christmas for kids? I am not talking about robbing a bank or organizing big fat children parties and all that. No! I mean a simple but memorable holiday.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Between Water And Electricity

 Free Flowing Natural Water
Now I'd understand better when I hear someone say "water is life."  There has not been a single drop of running water in my area for about four days now. Water board announced that they were having problems and that by Saturday  water will begin to run again. Saturday ran by, Sunday crawled along and now, Monday has arrived. Today is a working day and people are really in need of pure portable water.
Now, to you Water Board, *a promise not kept* and to

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Today Must Not End Until I...

Christmas in the post-War United States
Christmas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have been out and very busy the whole day. Wow! Just like a flash, the year is ending. By this time last year, I saw December 2012 like a period of time that will take pretty long before coming. Right now, it's still just like yesterday. When I was younger. December took so long to come. I waited and prayed for Christmas. I waited too long but right now, December comes when I am not even ready. Is it old age that is causing this? Because, I hear that time flies faster when you are growing older. Haba! I am not yet old abeg, Just a few years back I was still a student. Not graying yet, not making noises when sitting or standing up yet. Those are the early signs I guess?

OK, today is World Aids Day, I remember when I first heard about HIVAids. The fear then eh. It was like even sitting close to an infected person could be fatal. See me now teaching others that you can even share  a cup or toilet seat without getting infected, Alright o!

Today has been fun! I always want the month to start well. I hate sadness or pain on the first day of any month. I hate to receive bad news on the first. I hate hard luck on the first. I hate shedding a tear in the beginning of a month. Today, I danced

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