No one told me that you could get swallowed up into these things. I can't decide on a theme that's pretty and functional enough so I keep previewing. Arrgh! Anyway, I think I'm gonna try this one out for a week, and see how I feel. I think that my girls, Niki's and Lisa's, are … Continue reading Blog madness
I know I should write everyday. I know I should be more disciplined and have a fixed time to write. Eat my vegetables, drink more water to flush my kidney stones, yada yada. But there is way too much to do in a day. I hear the cautions of full-time writers telling me that in … Continue reading Just another day in paradise
Food Wars Cooking was a major affair in our household. Sometimes the cause of disagreement among family members and house helps, the coal pot, aka the kitchen stove, was essential to this process. Because it required charcoal it was always lit in the courtyard to prevent the first puffs of smoke from choking everyone in … Continue reading Behold the Metamorphosis of the Published Word…
My sister and I being the curious kids we were were always ready to try something different. On this one occasion, Aunty Mercy served us dinner and then left to clean up, and eat her own dinner because she ate her meals apart from the family. Sheela and I went looking for her later and found her cleaning up the main coal pot, and tending to her saucepan of freshly prepared koobi stew and ampesi, a local delicacy of salted tilapia stew with boiled green plantains and yams.