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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Argan oil for cooking, beauty products, and medicines
Argan oil is used much like olive oil, for cooking, beauty products, and medicines. Argan oil extraction is a difficult, time-consuming, and labor-intensive process. Berber women manually harvest the fruit between June and August, which are the hottest season in Morocco. Once the fruit is gathered it is left in the sun to dry for a few weeks. The Argan fruit covering dries out turning a brownish coffee color and the covering is now easy to remove extracting the prized oval shape seed.
|Grinding Argan Seeds|
Photo by tomaszd
Did you know...?
Goats love to climb the Argan tree
|Goats are excellent climbers|
Photo by Grand Parc - Bordeaux France.jpg
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Roti is a flatbread many South Africans consider a staple food
Roti is similar to a Spanish flour tortilla and eaten in a similar way. Recipes for appetizers, snacks, entrees, and even desserts all start with a roti. Making homemade roti is the perfect time to use your infused oils and add that extra African flair to your meal.
|Photo by CIMMYT|
Monday, October 20, 2014
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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Africa Umoja the spirit of togetherness a 20 year celebration of freedom and democracy tour
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Isijingi is Zulu for a dish of cornmeal and pumpkin this side dish will be the star of any Thanksgiving table.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Witblits Moonshine from South Africa
Whatever you call it; firewater, n dop brandewyn, moonshine, witblits, donkey dop, white dog this powerful sundowner (alcoholic drink) made from grapes will surely cause anyone a babalas (that means hangover in Afrikaans).
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In 1924 there became a monopoly on brandy production however small farmers were allowed to create their own home brew usually from the left over fruit on farms. Some museums in South Africa have special liquor licenses to distill Witblits as a working exhibit to collect money for the museum.
A popular Witblits drink is the Prince Albert Cocktail made of a shot of Witblits and pomegranate juice over crushed ice.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Alecha is an Ethiopian stew that is not spicy. Unlike Ethiopian-Doro-Wat stew, Alecha is a mild soup packed with vegetables and seasonings.
If you cannot handle spice and need a gentle tasting African soup then make, Ethiopian-Alecha one of the healthiest African Soup.
|Photo by pelican|
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
West African Folktale
Anansi the Spider hated to share!
"One good meal deserves another!" said Turtle.
"Come to my house for dinner tomorrow."
Turtle fixed a fine dinner at the bottom of the river. "Come on down and eat!" he said.
Anansi filled his jacket pockets with stones so that he would be weighted down enough to stay at the river's bottom and eat.
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However, when greedy Anansi took off his jacket, he floated back up to the surface of the water and hungrily watched Turtle eat his fill!
How Tribal Marks Came To Be Used an African folktale