GHANAIAN CHEF TO COOK ‘WAAKYE’ FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH

GHANAIAN CHEF TO COOK ‘WAAKYE’ FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH. Ghanaian chef, Chef Elijah Amoo Addo has accepted a request by Queen Elizabeth to cook for her. Elijah Amoo Addo, a food stylist, was in the UK to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award for his contribution to community development in Ghana. “The most fascinating of it all is having to meet the Queen and for the Queen to ask me if I’ll love to cook for her which obviously I said yes. I’m going to cook one of our favourite dishes in Ghana, Waakye,” he said in an interview after receiving the award. Elijah was recognised at the event in Buckingham

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CASSAVA CAKE

CASSAVA CAKE. Ingredients: Cake 2lbs grated cassava 1(14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping) 1(12 ounce) can evaporated milk 1(14 ounce) can coconut milk (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping) 1(13 ounce) can coconut cream (Reserve 1/3 cup for Topping) 2⁄3cup sugar 3 eggs, plus 3 egg whites 1cup grated coconut Directions Preheat oven to 325° f. In large mixing bowl combine cake ingredients. Mix well. Pour equally into two large greased rectangular pans. Bake until top is no longer liquid (approximately 30 minutes). Mix topping ingredients well and spread evenly on the two cakes. Bake an additional 20 to 30 minutes. Cool cakes completely. Slice each cake

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FRESH FUFU IN A POT RECIPE

FRESH FUFU IN A POT RECIPE. Sometime last year, I was gifted, fresh cassava and plantain by my Aunt. The thought of making Fufu the traditional way, (by boiling both Plantain and Cassava)till soft, filled me with excitement and concern. How was I going to pound the mixture into a soft smooth  starchy texture, using a large wooden (pestle and mortar? I don’t own a pestle and mortar , more so, the extra help required in pounding  and the skill of playing hide and seek with my hands, as the pestle hits the mortar. Above all, I’m not sure my neighbours will appreciate the pounding noise. I had this idea to

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TWI EXAMS IN GHANA SCHOOLS AND UP TO UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER IN GHANA ONCE A YEAR WE HOPE IN GHANA TODAY IS 6TH MARCH THEY WILL SPEAK AND WRITE THIER MOTHER LANGUAGE IN GHANA OF EVERY GHANAIANS SCHOOLS NOW AND EVERY EXAMS

TWI EXAMS IN GHANA SCHOOLS AND UP TO UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER IN GHANA ONCE A YEAR WE HOPE IN GHANA TODAY IS 6TH MARCH THEY WILL SPEAK AND WRITE THIER MOTHER LANGUAGE IN GHANA OF EVERY GHANAIANS SCHOOLS NOW AND EVERY EXAMS. WE HOPE GHANAIANS REMEMBER WHERE GHANA COUNTRY WAS BORN FROM….. EVEN WHEN I SPEAK ENGLISH…..CAN I SPEAK ONE OF  ORIGINAL GHANAIANS LANGUAGES….? Twerɛ krataa kɔma wo kyerɛkyerɛni na srɛ kwan sɛ worentumi mma sukuu ɔkyena: Post Office Adaka 85, Asikam, Eastern. Ɔpɛpɔn 17, 2017. Ɔkyerεkyerεni Pa, Ɛyε me anigye pii, ei kafra, εyε me awerεhoɔ pii sε meretwerε wo saa krataa yi. Mepa wo kyεw, ɔkyena deɛ, εnnyε

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THE TWO SISTERS REVIVING GHANA’S CHOCOLATE MARKET WITH ’57 CHOCOLATE

THE TWO SISTERS REVIVING GHANA’S CHOCOLATE MARKET WITH ’57 CHOCOLATE. ’57 is a chocolate business pioneered in Accra by two Pan-African sisters. ’57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar chocolate business in Ghana defined by creativity and luxury. This venture uses resources grown within the country to create delicious, whimsical treats. The artisanal chocolate channels Ghana’s Independence Day revolutionary spirit, challenging the neo-colonial sentiment that premium chocolate can only be made in Europe.’57 is a chocolate business pioneered in Accra, Ghana, by a dynamic duo of Pan-African sisters and it is on a mission to revive Ghana’s 1957 “can do spirit.” Priscilla and Kimberly Addison are the creators of

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EXTRA CRISPY SPICY FRIED CHICKEN {CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE}

EXTRA CRISPY SPICY FRIED CHICKEN {CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE}. When I saw that the “recipe” for this month’s Crazy Cooking Challenge was fried chicken I may have let out a little squeal. I will full-heartedly admit that fried chicken is my favorite food. God was in a very good mood when he gave whoever invented it the idea! I mean, it’s crunchy, juicy, greasy, salty…the things deliciousness are made of. As much as I love it, I very rarely eat it and never make it homemade. We don’t really ever fry anything so it’s just an occasional indulgence when we go out to eat. But I was more than happy to

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THE FOOD PACKAGE YOU NEVER KNEW COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

THE FOOD PACKAGE YOU NEVER KNEW COULD IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH. Ever wondered the effect of those large leaves (katemfe leaves) food vendors use to wrap waakye and other foods on the food and your health? Find out in this article. Foods are commonly packaged in papers, plastics, rubbers and glass and metal containers. These packages are able to hold the foods for the duration of the shelf life of the foods they contain preventing the entry of foreign materials which will contaminate the foods. But in many places, these packaging materials weren’t so common especially at food vending points until recently; as large leaves have always been used to package

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RECIPE: COCONUT-PINEAPPLE-BANANA-VANILLA SMOOTHIE

RECIPE: COCONUT-PINEAPPLE-BANANA-VANILLA SMOOTHIE. The last few times I’ve been in Ghana and have prepared fruit smoothies, I have found my friends and family  wildly enthusiastic about them, and frequently am asked for directions on preparing them. This is just another example of the creativity and openess to experimentation of many Ghanaians. Once again, smoothies are more a concept than a recipe, but since I’ve been in the kitchen this morning writing and preparing coconut rice, I’m taking a break to cool off. Yesterday I noticed that some fresh pineapple was starting to look slightly tired and in need of freezing to prevent it going bad, so I popped it in

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(RECIPE) TIGER BUTTER FUDGE

(RECIPE) TIGER BUTTER FUDGE. Simple recipe for 3-ingredient Tiger Butter. This deliciously easy fudge is made in just 5 minutes & serves a crowd. You’ll love the smooth, creamy flavor! If you’ve never made, or maybe even never heard of Tiger Butter, add these items to your grocery list and make it! It’s such a simple candy and everyone just devours it! It’s super creamy with amazing flavor. Oh and did I mention it takes just 3 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make?! Talk about a winner! Simple recipe for 3-ingredient Tiger Butter. This deliciously easy fudge is made in just 5 minutes & serves a crowd. You’ll love

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RECIPE: GHANA-STYLE GRILLED TILAPIA

RECIPE: GHANA-STYLE GRILLED TILAPIA. 1. A bottled dry spice mixture for authentic kelewele (just add fresh grated ginger and onion). 2. A frozen version of the complete kelewele spice mixture that could be defrosted and used directly with ripe plantains. 3. Kpakpo shito seeds: I’ve already had several offers from local organic farmers to grow them for me if I can find any that have been legally exported). Kpakpo shito refers to the small green roundish peppers located in the center of the photo to the left, which features peppers common in Ghana. This pepper’s spicy yet sweet flavor is impossible to duplicate with the chiles readily available in the

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9 COUNTRIES THAT SHARE SIMILARITIES IN DISHES WITH GHANA

9 COUNTRIES THAT SHARE SIMILARITIES IN DISHES WITH GHANA. Most Ghanaians actually think our local food is only unique to us and is not common anywhere but this is actually not the case. Here are 9 countries who share similarities in dishes with Ghana. 1. Nigeria If there is any country out there that we share a lot of similarities in food with, then it is Nigeria. In fact, there is no much difference between most of their food and ours. We have Konkonte they have Amala, we have Fufu, they have Akpu, we have Koose, they have Akara, we have Korkor, they have Dodo, we have Atwomo, they have Chinchin, we

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