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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wheat Porridge

This is a very simple porridge that I really enjoy for breakfast or as a light evening meal. It is simply wheat flour, cooked as a porridge.

1 1/2 Stew spoonfuls wheat flour
2 cups of water
pinch of salt
Sugar / Sweetener

Measure out your wheat flour into a pot.

Add 1 1/2 cups of the water and put it on the fire. Add a pinch of salt and stir it continously until it starts to thicken.  If you stop stirring it will form lumps at the bottom of the pot. When  it strart to thicken, add the rest of the water if it is too thick, otherwise, just cover it and leave it to cook for about 5 minutes.

Pour into a bowl, add your milk and sweetener. I use powdered or evaporated milk (Ideal milk) fresh milk makes the porridge too watery for my liking. Otherwise you could incoporate it into the cooking, or make the porridge extra thick with the fresh milk in mind, so that it reaches the thickness you like when you add it.

I like it with wheat bread, which I tear into bite-size pieces and dunk in it. Sometimes I add bits of banana.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Definition of a Miracle by Farida N. Bedwei (Book excerpts)

I was doing my usual search on the internet for inspiration when I ran across an article that said that Farida Bedwei was launching her first novel, "Definition of a Miracle". I googled the title and came across the first excerpt on google books.This is a story that is inspiring for disabled people as well as regular folk. From the excerpts, I find that not only is it funny as well as informative, it provides a unique view from the point of an African. As a Ghanaian, I can picture the places she describes that I know and imagine quite vividly those I don't. I have had the pleasure of knowing her for a few years and my admiration and awe for her continue to grow.

The second excerpt I found at Story time.
The book is available in Silverbird Lifestyle Shop, Accra Mall, Julikart Cosmetics, Osu near MTN and INKA Accessories, opposite El Gringo, Nyaniba. After the launch, (at the Pan-African Writers Association (PAWA) House near Accra Girls High School on Saturday March 5th, at 6pm. Autographed copies available) she hopes to distribute it to the other regions as well as the English speaking countries in West Africa.

Definition of a Miracle was written by Farida N. Bedwei and is an excerpt from her d├ębut novel of the same name.

Copyright © Farida N. Bedwei 2010.


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