When Life Gives You Limes…
Oppositely to South Africa, limes are widely available and inexpensive in Lagos. The perfectly yellow, conveniently available lemons that we are used to in South Africa, on the other hand, are imported and costly in Lagos. In Nigeria life does not give you lemons, but rather limes. And when life gives you limes, you incorporate it in as much dishes or drinks as you possibly can.
I adore the scent of limes. Have you ever walked past a lime tree overflowing with lime blossoms? It really is intoxicating. Linden tea is made from these fragrant blossoms. The aroma of limes (as in lemons) lie in the skin of the fruit. And this is exactly what I used to create this familiar dessert with a twist. CONTINUE READING
I was experimenting with cooked lentils one afternoon, because I was looking for a snack that is higher in protein than a usual snack (rice cakes, for example) and one that uses minimal ingredients. I tried making a lentil wrap, but sadly that recipe is yet to be discovered. Instead, the lentil wrap ‘dough’ was a little tweaked and transformed into a wonderful flapjack ‘batter’. Now, I’m sure you can make large savoury flapjacks with this batter, but I think making these into bite-size snacks are so much better- bite-sized and shareable. CONTINUE READING
World Gin Day
So, the weekend starts today. Hooray! But this weekend is no ordinary weekend, because tomorrow we celebrate World Gin Day. BEST. DAY. EVER. Who’s with me?
Obviously we will all be celebrating by sipping away on our best g&t combinations, but it doesn’t need to stop there. Why not add it to your menu for the day? Here’s a recipe for an easy to prepare dessert that has a hint of your favourite gin and tonic. I prefer my g&t with cucumber and lime. CONTINUE READING