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March 13th, 2014 - 9:25 pm § in Family, Recipes

Cookies without an oven

A delicious and easy recipe from my family on Flakkee appears to be well suited to Africa, where most people have no oven. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Tumblr it Tweet about it Buzz it up Bookmark in Browse[...]

November 15th, 2012 - 10:07 pm § in Recipes

Lemon Tartlets

Do you recognize this thought: I hope the taxi passes a roundabout, so I can buy some lemons. As sure as there is an “AH to go” in every Dutch train station, there is a man with a basket of lemons on his head at every roundabout in Senegal. At least in the lemon season… […][...]

July 27th, 2012 - 2:02 pm § in Africa, Recipes

A goat at the neighbors

“Boo” says Simon (1 year) as he points out the window. We are at the neighbors across the street, introducing ourselves as the new neighbors. Indeed, there’s a large black and white goat – with goatee and all – in the garden, who bleats loudly. “Why do you have a goat in [...]

June 16th, 2012 - 9:41 pm § in Recipes

Mango Dessert

It’s mango season! Delicious mangos are up in the trees and are nicely piled at the small stalls down the streets. It is unavoidable, we have to eat mangoes every day… so why not turn them into a great dessert as well? An easy way to cut a mango is to first halve it (cut […][...]

March 23rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm § in Recipes

Homemade yogurt!

As a genuine Dutch lady, I love dairy products. I can’t stand one day without yoghurt! Unfortunately yoghurt is scarce and very expensive here. So I make it my self, and it is even very simple! All you need is a lot of powder milk, and plenty of sun and time. Those things are plentiful her[...]

March 5th, 2012 - 8:51 pm § in Recipes

Banana Bread Recipe

There are plenty of bananas around here, a rich source of Vitamin C and Potassium. They fall from the trees and they are either eaten by the ants, or you turn them unto a bananabread! Ingredients: 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed 75 gram (1/3 cup) melted butter 200 gram (1 cup) sugar 1 egg […][...]