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Happy Mother’s Day

by Francine Holmes To all women around the world, wishing you all a happy mother’s day! Advertisements

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DIY Black Tea Facial Toner

By Francine Holmes Toner are great cleanser and at shrinking the appearance of facial pores. Toners can also be used to remove makeup as well as any residual particles that are blocking your pores. Regular use of facial toners can … Continue reading

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Memorial Sale

 

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Sauce Arrachide – Peanut Soup

Sauce Arrachide, peanut soup or groundnut soup; the name varies according to the region you’re from as well as the recipe. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sweet Butternut Mash

by Francine Holmes My favorite recipe for this holiday combines sweet potatoes and butternut squash into a mashed dish. Individually, they are both delicious and easy to make, but together!? They are incredible. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes 1 butternut squash … Continue reading

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Manioc ‘Yucca’ Tots

On my recent trip to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, I stumbled on an old favorite childhood snack while at the market. I can only describe it as tater tots made out of yucca root. By Francine Holmes Yucca root (Manihot esculenta), … Continue reading

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Thieboudienne (Senegalese Fish and Rice)

By Francine Holmes      Thieboudienne (Tieboudjen or Ceboo jen or Tiebou Djeun, the spelling varies across the board) translated from Wolof (language of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania) rice and fish is the national dish of Senegal.  There are 2 variations … Continue reading

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Mmire Stew-Mushroom stew

By Francine Holmes Mushroom sauce or Mmire stew [um-mee-re] is one of many staple dishes in Ghanain cuisine. It’s is made with fairly basic ingredients that’s are easy to find at the local market, including red palm oil, onions, mushrooms, … Continue reading

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Foufou-Fufu or Foutou for you

By Francine Holmes Foufou [foo-foo] is a mashed blend of plantains, cassava or yams. Foufou is a staple dish for Akan people of Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and other parts of West Africa. It is known under a number of names:  … Continue reading

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