This is a post I wanted to share about a month ago to be precise.. its just that I haven’t really managed to get my head around it. Amidst the 10km run that I have been training for, and the Bikram yoga I enrolled myself in to sustain a healthier lifestyle, and organizing photographs of Africa; buying time for a blog post seemed close to impossible. But now that the run is over and I am done sorting 7 memory cards (out of 9), I’m glad to say hello to my keyboard again. Continue reading
As you all know I am boucing around in Africa at this time, and few of my friends from Fooderati Arabia and elsewhere have offered to throw up a few guest posts for me; Arent they freaking sweet! I dont know how else to thank them.. maybe a few goodies from Africa
So i give you Ms. Marta Serrano, lovely señorita from Spain; this is what she had to offer:
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I have never done a guest post before but, as they say, there´s always a first time for everything! I am excited – wow, my food and pictures published in somebody else´s blog! – nervous – ufff, will it be good enough? Will Drina´s followers enjoy the recipe? – and have a sense of responsibility that I can´t even explain…
In the upcoming weeks… 3 and a half to be precise, I will be engaging in something quite extraordinary. I will be doing a 21 day road trip in Africa, starting from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe right down to Cape Town in South Africa.
Its been everywhere, and I’m not sure when the fig season is but I cant go past a crate of the juicy purplish little drop-shaped fruits without picking a few. There have been times when I have been tempted to pop one of those little things right into my mouth, but my mommy taught me better; so no fruit goes into my mouth without being washed.
“So what is pot luck?” I’hve had a few people come up and ask me that; I was under the impression that it was a common term, but apparently it isnt. To put it quite simply, it is a foodie’s haven and a retreat for the insane food blogger. What usually happens is that one person volunteers to host a gathering of the masses and the rest of us hungry animals bring in one caracass to the dinner table, and then.. we FEAST!
I’m a big fan of the 60′s and what a dancy number that was. With Gene Vincent playing in the background there I was hopping around, dancing in the kitchen and preparing a quick snack for me and myself
Be Bop A Lula she’s my baby
And this little snack is honestly the easiest thing in the world. The tuna paste can be used quite flexibly in whatever you want and however you want. Its great in sandwiches, over rye bread, in a pasta salad or even with just some lettuce or really anything you can think of. I prepared this for the bachelorette I had earlier this year too. If you have made too much of it.. worry not, just toss in into a tupperware, freeze it and when you feel like a tuna sandwich, just pull it out let it thaw and spread it.
Mash Potatoes are a great side dish and really is so simple. You can basically create magic with a couple potatoes and fill a few tummies
This was a side I had prepped up for some yummy Lamb chops
What you’ll need:
- 2 sweet potatoes
- 1 regular potato
- ¼ cup water
- ½ cup milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- 4 cloves of garlic
- bunch of parsley
- leaves of 2-3 sprigs of mint
- juice and zest of 1 lemon
Sometime the sweet potatoes tend to be a little too sweet so I added a regular potato to even the flavors out. Boil all the potatoes till soft. Dice up the garlic, fry till brown with some olive oil and set aside. Add the water; mash the potatoes roughly leaving it semi chunky. Add the milk, butter, salt, pepper, lemon and zest. Finally add the browned garlic and serve with chopped up mint and parsley.