The best, Sweet, refreshing black Velvet Tamarind juice

Black velvet tamarind juice

When we eat black velvet tamarind in my home, everyone sits in one place each with a tray. You peel and eat or peel and put in a zipper bag, this makes cleaning up a lot easier. Those black shells can really mess up the house but we all love […]

Rice milk using cooked rice. Golden milk

Rice milk using cooked rice, Golden rice milk

Rice milk can be made from different types of rice, it is mostly bland with a slight sweetness especially when made with white rice. The commercial variety is not commonly available in Nigeria but it is sold in big stores abroad. They offer sweetened, plain or flavoured. It is important […]

Sweet and creamy Kunun Gyada (Groundnut/Peanut porridge)

Kunun Gyada (Groundnut/Peanut Porridge)

kunun gyada is a thin free-flowing gruel made with groundnuts. It has a perfect balance of sweet and slightly sour taste, the sour taste comes from the tamarind or lemon juice added. It is a northern Nigerian staple similar to pap (ogi, akamu) made with cereals. Non-alcoholic drinks from the […]

15 easy christmas food ideas

15 Easy Christmas Food Ideas

Christmas season, food, food and even more food. Delicious, seam bursting food!!! So… Are you stumped for food ideas? Are you bored with the same old menu? Are you nervous about cooking for relatives and friends? Do you want to make spectacular food on the cheap? Do you want to impress […]

15 Christmas food ideas

kunun aya deluxe, sugar cane-Tigernut drink

Kunun aya deluxe is taking your regular kunun aya, tiger nut drink and making it insanely nectareous and decadent. An irresistible level of sweet, spicy, flavoursome and goodness, even somewhat sensual if you ask me. (ok enough already). I love when I can take a basic recipe and turn it […]

Sweet, Creamy and Flavourful Virgin Pina Colada

Virgin Pina colada

Virgin pina colada, also called Pinita colada is a drink that is sweet, creamy, cool and fragrant and like anything made with coconuts, which I love dearly, it is delicious. Originating from Puerto Rico and quite popular in Nigeria, Virgin Pina Colada is a non-alcoholic version of the cocktail. It […]

Delicately sweet and aromatic cashew fruit juice

Fragrant Cashew fruit juice

When I was growing up and still in primary school, a club my Mother belonged to, Club Mater Medic, were having their anniversary celebration. As part of the celebration, they took their kids on an excursion to the Coca-cola bottling plant at 9th-mile corner, near Enugu, Nigeria. We went to […]

Refreshing Iced tea

How to make Iced tea

When you need to cool down on a blistering hot day, make an iced tea and you will feel instantly refreshed. Iced tea is good, in fact, it is very good because tea is loaded with antioxidants. Daughter no. 2 loves homemade drinks, from iced tea, lemonade, zobo etc. So […]

refreshing, delicious authentic Nigerian Chapman drink

Nigerian chapman drink (mocktail)

Chapman is a very popular cocktail in Nigeria with or without alcohol. It was ‘the’ cocktail in most restaurants, sports clubs, etc., especially among the youths years back. Pink chilled Chapman will arrive at your table in a large beer mug with chunks of fruits and a straw. It is […]

Sweet and tangy easy homemade lemonade

Easy Homemade Lemonade

Homemade lemonade is a drink that is cheap and easy to make yet delicious to boot. It is loved by both young and not so young and tastes better than store bought lemonade.  In my home, we usually have a jar of homemade simple syrup or zobo syrup in the […]