An African Inspired Winter

purple-ankara-top2Ankara Jacket one button fastener, Sequinned detail on lapels.
Available in U.K. sizes 6-22
Wear this, this Winter with a roll neck jersey top in burgundy, purple, black or white with burgundy purple or blue jeans or leather trousers.

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Sizes UK/US

U.K.6 or US 2
Bust 32″
Waist 26″
Hips 35″

U.K.8 or US4
Bust 33″
Waist 27.5″
Hips 36.2″

U.K.10 or US6
Bust 34″
Waist 29″
Hips 37.5″

U.K.12 or US8
Bust 36″
Waist 29″
Hips 37.5″

U.K.14 or US10
Bust 38″
Waist 33.5″
Hips 41″

U.K.16 or US12
Bust 40″
Waist 35.4″
Hips 42.5″

U.K.18 or US14
Bust 42.7″
Waist 38″
Hips 45″

U.K.20 or US16
Bust 45.3″
Waist 40.6″
Hips 47.6″


An African Delicacy l love

Bitter Leaf Known as Ofe Onugbu in Eastern Nigeria or Ewuro in Western Nigeria.

Particularly in the Igbo-speaking areas, bitter leaf soup occupies a prominent position in the culinary treats of the people. In the past, this soup was such an important meal that any housewife lacking the knowledge of its preparation was not considered worthy of her status. Even with the knowledge of other soups from other places now increasing, bitter leaf soup still retains its appeal among the people.

Bitter leaf as it name implies derives its name from the popular leaf called Onugbu, which is medicinal and good for everybody. It is a good source of vitamins, fibre and antioxidant vitamins. Intake of this nutritious soup helps in fighting against many diseases.

Studies have shown that intake of bitter leaf helps maintain a healthy weight and also lower chances of developing breast cancer. Taking this nutritious soup also helps in prevention of anaemia, constipation, diabetes mellitus and other ailments. Take this nutritious soup and enjoy all it therapeutic properties.

Ingredientss Quantities

Bitter leaf 1 large bunch

Cocoyam (thickener) 5 small size

Fresh meat 6 medium pieces

Dried fish 1 medium size

Snails 2 medium size

Stockfish 1 medium size

Palm oil 2 cooking spoons

Crayfish (ground) 3 tablespoons

Ground pepper 1 teaspoon

Castor oil (ogili) 2 wraps

Iodized salt To taste

Seasoning cube 2

Water 2 litres

Method of preparation

Wash bitter leaf for about 15 to 20 minutes with ordinary water.

Boil the washed bitter leaf with potash for 10 minutes and wash again for about 5 minutes.

Peel and boil cocoyam for 20 minutes until it becomes soft

Pound in a mortar to form paste.

Remove the snail from their shell and wash properly with water and alum.

Wash beef properly for at least 10 to 15 minutes until they become tender.

Depending on the number of people to be served, add red oil, pounded cocoyam, crayfish, ogili and pepper.

Stir and allow to boil for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste but remember that excess salt intake can raise the blood pressure.


An African In Winter

Ankara Skirts

Prints relieve my nostalgia for the sights and sounds of Lagos where I grew up so I’m constantly looking for ways to make prints relevant for the UK weather

Here are a few ways to wear African Wax  prints in Fall/Winter

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Ankara skirt


Toolz interviews Nolly screen goddess Omotola

Video Credit: Ndani TV

Though it’s an oldie I love the way these young African ladies have taken control of their destinies with their creativity.


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Getting the guy or girl of your dreams by Toke Makinwa, Adora Oleh, Dolapo & Bolanle on Girl Talk

Credit: Ebony Life TV

 

Personally I am not into the hair and nail things good on them but they sure make me laff especially Toke, I think Adora is quite sensible. This is from Ebony Life TV a home content brand of excellence, we are really proud of it in Nigeria.

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Credit: Ebony Life TV

Personally I am not into the hair and nail things good on them but they sure make me laff especially Toke, I think Adora is quite sensible.  This is from Ebony Life TV a home content brand of excellence, we are really proud of it in Nigeria.

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How to make a simple bead weave