I started to write this a few days ago and now I am back to it. I have to be strong even though I don't know where to start. Again a dear one is gone, the guilt I feel, the tears. I keep asking God why? What have I done wrong? I don't know where… Continue reading Life
I am sorry I have been away for some time now. I have had to deal with personal issues and the mix of school has made it tough for me. Today makes it a year I lost my elder brother. It has brought a lot of memories to me. I have thought of what to best… Continue reading It’s tough today, a tribute to my big brother
Wow, this is deep.
Ps, this is my younger sister.
GA: 4-6 weeks
I do not know how to feel these days. Expecting a child should be a thing of joy n’est pas? Losing a family member is a sorrowful period. I am caught between these two emotions, it is safe to say that my emotions are a train wreck right now. I cannot rejoice, I dare not cry. My expression remains bland. Hubby often times can’t read me, is she depressed over her brothers illness or is she just having morning sickness?
Today, I receive bad news…. my brother has passed. I am distraught, my emotions sink further. Even my daughter is helpless. She senses mummy is not okay but she has no idea why.
This is a trying time for everyone around me. I am treated like an egg about to crack. “Don’t cry, it’s not good for the baby”. “Remember your condition”. All these nuggets of advice…
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Growing up in Nigeria, we ate a lot of rice, during parties, weddings, birthdays, funerals etc you name it and rice was always present. It could be in different forms like coconut jellof rice, fried rice, white rice and tomato stew, etc in different forms. We usually use long grain rice like Uncle Ben's… Continue reading Jellof Rice!!
Aka lamb meat pie. A few days ago I was at the grocery store and found ground lamb!! I kept thinking of what to make and it hit me, I wanted to make some meat pie. I wanted something more interesting. I made it pretty similar to my beef meat pie as I still… Continue reading Lamb pie!!
Guest Post!!! I have come to believe that living in the diaspora can have an effect on the palate, I find myself craving foods that I didn't normally do so at home. Growing up I used to sit on the booth of my brother's car waiting, waiting for the vendors who would expertly balance… Continue reading Okpa!!
I apologize for being absent for some time. I have found that at the end of every semester I break down, feel sick or something. I went through a crazy strep throat that knocked me off for like a week, then had a crazy fever with chills. Anyways, I do love coconut A LOT, I… Continue reading Oven-Fried Coconut chicken!