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Your onion

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people, there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now there is a P. S. to this for I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: Thanks for the reminder.  I don't know abo…


The spaghetti spoon in your kitchen is way more useful than you thought, it's not just for scooping out or serving already cooked spaghetti. I always thought that the hole was there to drain water but that's not all... That hole in the spoon holds the recommended portion for 1 serving of spaghetti , that's for those interested in eating the right portions and losing weight. Usually, I just cook the entire pack of spaghetti, with the best intentions of eating the leftovers  the next day. However, that old


In Nigeria today, tomatoes might be more expensive than gold. What is really happening? These are times when most Nigerian women pray our hubbies go do the shopping because no amount of house upkeep allowance will be enough if your family consumes tomatoes a lot; In salads, stews, egg sauce etc.

Why did tomato become so expensive all of a sudden? This rainy season is when there should be tomatoes everywhere rotting in baskets beside market women. What is going to happen in December this year? Then we'll all need tomatoes in bulk for Christmas and New year celebrations? Hope a basket won't sell for hundreds of thousands of Naira oh?  Na small small e dey take start.You know I

Fried Beef Tomatoes Stew Cooked With My Frozen Tomatoes

After I read the old post on how to preserve tomatoes until they are in season again, I learnt something. This stew is cooked with my frozen tomatoes. I just took out only the quantity I needed for the stew. I had to boil them first, the way I make my tomatoes stew, before blending. No, I didn't blend, wanted that type of stew you eat at the village where there are no blenders and tomatoes is coarrsely pounded with mortar and pestle. I used a food processor to get what I want. Fried the tomatoes, then added my well cooked and fried beef so the taste of the stew can simmer in a make the beef yummier. We all know how to cook Nigerian tomatoes stew na. You know my secret for the best tasting Nigerian tomatoes stew already.
Enjoy boiled rice with coarsely chopped tomatoes, pepper stew this weekend.


Pressure cookers have made the cooking of cow leg, cow tail and stockfish so much fun. So much time is saved unlike when we used to boil cow leg the previous day in preparation for cooking . With  a pressure cooker, you cannot check or taste to see if cooking is done. Before you