This is one of our local bakeries. One of our friends has two of these massive wood-burning clay ovens and cranks out hundreds of loaves of bread a day. Most of the bakeries make two varieties of bread: sugar bread and tea bread. We prefer the tea bread which isn’t as sweet. In the photo above, the […]
This farming season I was able to help a friend with all the stages of the farming process. We sowed the corn, weeded (several times) and finally harvested. All the steps involve multiple members of the family and sometimes even extended family. The sowing is definitely the easiest part and the weeding is by far […]
After Mamprusi women give birth, they eat a traditional soup made from a paste of roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, red peppers, and gourd seeds. Before she gives birth, she will collect the ingredients, roast and grind them to make a paste (like peanut butter). After she delivers, she will make the soup and eat it […]
A friend told me he had killed a big monitor lizard in his farm yesterday and they were going to eat it last night. I asked him if they could save some for me and I’d come by to try it. This morning I rode over to his place and his wife had prepared it […]
Trey gave you a video tour of where he gets food for the rabbits. Now it’s my turn to give you a glimpse into where I get food for them.
Heidi and I invited some friends over to eat some sulimiindiibu or “whiteman’s food.” My guests were one of the Akarima (talking drum players), a sub-chief nicknamed “Morocco” (Boy2MenArt’s dad), the Naazɔ (King’s steward) and his son. After reviewing my photos and videos of the Damba festival we enjoyed a meal of pasta with tomato […]
Mejida is a young man that has helped us with yard work around the house since we arrived in October. He works off and on at the hospital in the Accounts Dept and when he has time (and needs money) he comes by to do odd jobs. Usually we have grass to mow, hedges to […]