Thursday, June 5, 2014

Reupholstry of a bar chair Or Making Old Things Neew

Monday, April 28, 2014

Chicken Gizzards

Another of my bizarre foods that is quick and easy to make. Please try it out and it can equally go well with steamed rice, potatoes.

Spicy Chicken Livers

Spicy Chicken Livers can go with cooked rice, potatoes, or can be used as a filling for tortillas. Is very tasty and easy to make.

Riceballs With Groundnut Soup / Peanut Soup

Riceballs and Groundnut Soup / Peanut Soup is a very authentic African recipe that is very filling. Please try this recipe and you will love the taste. Can vary meats and spices to your liking and will still come up with an excellent recipe.

Fried Frog Legs

Fried Frog Legs are very tasty and full of protein and less fat. For this recipe you can eat the Fried Frog Legs as an appetizer with the sweet chili and mustard sauce that I created here. Or the Fried Frog Legs can be eaten with steamed rice as in this recipe. Please try this out and you might be pleasantly surprised at how tasty frog legs are.

Beet Juice

Beets are very nutritious as they are full of vitamins. They help in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and simply put a great way to help improve one's life style. This is one of the numerous beets recipes that I have come to enjoy and would be glad if you tried it too. Is easy to make and one can even further make use of the residue by adding some water and getting some more nutrients out of it, so come on and lets rip the benefits of beets together!

Salmon And Tomato Stew

Sometimes a stew with very few ingredients brings out all sorts of taste. Salmon And Tomato Stew is very simple and goes well with not only the Grilled Beets and Zucchini video on my channel but with other foods like cooked rice, yams, potatoes, quinoa and so on. Dish is low fat and packed with flavor.

Fried Yams

Fried Yams is a very popular meal that is sold in most street corners, marker places, home, school and so on. The type of yams used are laribako, and pona, among other varieties. The Fried Yams is mostly eaten with a fresh tomato salsa and some fried fish. Sometimes canned sardines can be used.

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

For this recipe -Fresh Mozzarella Cheese: Ingredients are below: 1 1/2 Gallons Whole Milk 3/4 Cups Distilled White Vinegar Directions: Bring the 3/4 cups Whole Milk in a pot to boil. Turn off heat. Add 3/4 cups of the distilled white vinegar, and stir for some seconds -about 30 seconds. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.After 30 minutes of cooling pass through some layers of cheese cloth, squeeze and turn till most of the whey is taken out. Add some Himalayan salt or any salts of your likeness, knead into Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, shape ball to any shape and serve with crackers or use in making another cheesy dishes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CXUt2nStqo&list=FLW_OYKW98DPR_5-vfogUqnA&index=2

Micro Twisted Braids

Started to learn how to braid after I saw how expensive it was to braid. Still in the process of learning other ways of putting in the braids. Am equally learning how to put in weaves but with my current way of putting in the braids kind of very slow to start- work in progress. I also do box braids and regular braids but my daughter love Micro Twisted Braids as in this video.

Whey Tamarind Refresher

There are so many uses for whey after one makes cheese. In this video I have made Whey Tamarind Refresher a slightly spicy, sour and sweet drink full of protein. I have some other videos and how to make use of all the Whey after cheese making.

Wheyed Up Smoothie

This is another way of making use of your whey after cheese making. I have used beets but one can vary the fruits with, strawberries, blueberries, mangoes and so on and should be fine.

SuWhey

SuWhey is a light refreshing drink made from cherries, whey and Agave nectar. This is equally full of protein and healthy and a low calorie drink. One can use any other fruits in place of the cherries.

Whey Beverage

We grew up drinking a number of beverages like Milo, Bournvita, unsweetened chocolate drink, cacao powder. Using the whey that is left after making cheese, one can utilize it in place of milk or water that is often used in making these beverages. Can take this Whey Beverage with some scones, biscuits,crackers and so on.

Zomkoum

There are so many uses of whey and curd. One of them is in making this traditional millet drink- Zomkoum often given to visitors, farmers and others after a hard days work. This drink is common in the northern, upper east and west regions of Ghana

Fried Rabbit

My Fried Rabbit recipe is a very tasty slightly spicy one. The Fried Rabbit can be used in making stew and instead of frying, the seasoned rabbit meat can be grilled as well. Rabbit meat is full of protein, and lean as well.

Casadia

This is another of my go to recipe, is easy and quick to make especially when the chicken has been precooked and shredded. You can vary the cheese as well or make an all vegetarian Casadia.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Taro root / Taro root leaves Or Coco yams /Nkontomire

Coco yams come in white or slightly purple forms and are cooked just like yams plantains potatoes and so on. Coco yams are known as taro in north America and the leaves can be used in making stews and soups. In Ghana the stew is known as Nkontomire stew. When pounded Agusi is added to the Nkontomire stew you get palava sauce but in place of the Nkontomire or taro root leaves, one can use any leafy green such as aleifu, spinach, collard greens and one's vegetable stew will be fine. Not only are the roots of the taro or coco yams eaten but their leaves as well. Will be making videos on the Nkontomire palava sauce and in cooking the coco yams or taro root.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Fried Tilapia

Frying any fish whole is something we did growing up. Tilapia was one of the fishes that we fried growing up and I did enjoy and still eating the head of the tilapia. In another video on my channel I show how the fish head is eaten and the Otoliths - fish stones taken out. For this video I show two ways of frying the fresh fish: one with just the seasoning as in video and the other with a coating of all purpose flour and a little salt. This method of frying the fresh tilapia can be used in frying red sniper, cat fish and other types of fish as well.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eating A Fried Tilapia Fish And Otoliths

I have eaten fried fish heads for many, many years. The fried fish head especially of Tilapia is the one I love best. If well seasoned and fried, the whole fish and its head are a great protein source. Fried fish is sold in most areas in Ghana especially in market areas, restaurants, local corner stores and by street corners. But in eating the fried fish head attention should be paid to the fish stones known as otoliths which when bitten into can damage ones teeth. Depending on how old the fish is the fish stones -otoliths can be very big. These otoliths look like ivory and can be used in jewelry making in certain parts of the world.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bacon Covered Artichokes

Another way to cook Artichokes is to try my Bacon Covered Artichokes With Spicy Avocado Dip. Can be an appetizer or side dish.

Ant Hills

There are huge and quite a number of these huge ant hills in the northern Region of Ghana Tamale.

Artichoke With Orange Mustard Sauce

First time cooking a fresh Artichoke. Thanks to shaowofjuniperhill, pepinfan, yellowsafron, hardwoodpotcast, Dani Spies, MonkeySee, LearnToCook, CandiedMommy, some artichoke videos. Will try other ways of cooking artichokes.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Two Colors Quinoa

Two Colors Quinoa is full of protein and goes well with my Veggie Feast video on my channel. In this video I used two different colors of Quinoa but one can use only one type of quinoa and that should be fine. Can add some lemon juice as well.

Veggie Feast

Veggie Feast is a combination of various vegetables to give a very simple, easy and tasty dish. This Veggie Feast can go well with steam rice, quinoa, couscous and so on or can be paired with any other dish of your choice. This goes with Two Colors Quinoa on my Youtube Channel.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tomato Stew With Chicken

Tomato Stew With Chicken is a very flavorful stew and can be made with other meats such fresh or fried fish, goat meat, pork,mutton, chicken, duck meat, and so on. Varying the spices is equally fine. This stew can be eaten with rice, yams, rice and beans, cocoyams, potatoes and so on. Depending on the ripeness of the tomatoes and the type of chili powder used, any tomato stew can end up with a very red, pile color.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Baobab Tree



The Baobab Tree



The Baobab tree (botanical name Adansonia Digitata) is found in Savannah areas like Africa, India, Australia and so on. It comes in all shapes and sizes, some grow very tall before branching out while others others start branching out about seven to eight inches. Some have hallow insides and these Baobab trees have the capacity to store water over a long period of time. The Baobab tree is a very valuable tree in Ghana, and in other areas were they are found. The Baobab tree provides shade in most households and one can find people sitting on the huge protruding roots and just enjoying the shade and the breeze in the outside. Most family gatherings are common around the Baobab tree especially at times of marriages, births, funerals and so on. From Northern Ghana in places like Nandom, Zuarungu, Bolgatanga, Navrongo, Tamale and so on, most natives not only enjoy the shades from these valuable trees but they also use the leaves in cuisines. The Baobab leaves can be eaten fresh or dried.The fresh leaves are pounded and so are the dry leaves. Both fresh and dry leaves of the Baobab tree are great for cooking. There is someone sitting beneath this Baobab tree. This Baobab photo tree was taken in Zuarungu-Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa. At harvest time crops like peanuts are harvested and the peanuts put in a heep underneath these trees and then people sit around and plug the peanuts/groundnuts.



Enjoying the breeze under neath the shade of a huge Baobab tree

I am sitting on the roots of the Baobab tree with the landlord of the Awuko's household. Some Baobab trees have hallow space in them, some are big enough to hide in but one must be careful when hiding in them as there could some crawling creatures in the.

The fresh leaves of the Baobab tree up-close



The fresh leaves can be plugged and dried, then pounded and used in making soups.


Drying some baobab leaves


After the leaves of the Baobab tree are dried, they are pounded with a mortar and a pestle to get the to get the powdwere Baobab leave which is used in making soups.



Pounded dry leaves of the Baobab tree


The fruit of the Baobab is in an oblong or round shape. At maturity, the pods are cracked open and covering the seeds is a white, or slightly yellowish soft tissue that can easily be sucked upon and the seed spit out. The whitish /slightly yellowish tissue can be separated by adding water and mashing it up. This can be used in making TZ-tuozafi which is like palenta, it can also be used in making porridge-coco, just sucked upon, or mashed with water to get a smoothie like texture and trust me is very delicious and healthy!! The pod can be broken and the seeds dried, pounded and then the seeds are separated from the powder. This powder can be stored and used for a very long time.




Pods from a Baobab Tree

The pods from the Baobab tree have a very hairy like surface and can make one's body itch when it touches one's skin, so please be careful when handing them. .


Opening Some Baobab tree pods in the below video with the help of a relative James. Thanks James for your help.These pods were underneath the tree for a very long time.

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This below photo of a huge Baobab Tree photo was taken at the Bolgatanga Girls Secondary School (BOGISS)in the Upper East Region of Ghana, West Africa.

A huge Baobab tree with tons of pods!!

















Sunday, March 9, 2014

Corned Beef Stew With Green Rice

Corned Beef is a Ghanaian Stew that can be eaten with boiled/cooked yams, coco yams, rice, rice and beans and so on. Depending on once's preference various spices can be used such as red chili pepper, habenero pepper, black pepper, ground nutmeg, grated ginger/ powdered ginger, onions, fresh tomatoes, can tomatoes or a combination of both fresh and can as in this Corned beef stew. Is a very quick and easy stew to make as well. One can add peas, carrots, green beans, mixed vegetables and so on. I decided to make green rice to go with the Corned Beef Stew for all my viewers to wish you all a very happy St. Patrick's Day.