I have been absent from this blog for three weeks now, and believe me it wasn’t intentional, neither am I tired or bored of blogging. I’ve had a roller coaster couple of weeks dealing with decorators, tradesmen, handling deliveries, picking up stuff from stores, assembling items, DIY, I can list for days, and I am exhausted. The things I used to take for granted when I was back home, not anymore. I received an email about a reader’s success with making pounded yam in a food processor, and it gave me the kick I needed to start blogging again. I will paste her email and her pictures below.
I opened this page for the first time in 3 weeks and saw 4682+ hits, and I thought WOW!!!! People are still coming back and they must be so disappointed to see no new content. So, I’m back people, Dooney’s Kitchen is back!!!!! During my hiatus, I have been busy making lists of recipes I will blog about, I’ve even come up with some new and exciting ways that push the boundaries of some of our favourite Nigerian recipes. I’ve also attended a Digital Photography class focusing on food photography, so I can take better pictures and I will be attending a Photoshop class in a few weeks to learn how to edit images. Yes you read that correctly, Dooney’s Kitchen is going professional. I have been challenged by the plating and presentation of food from other food blogs, so I have been purchasing restaurant style dishes and dinnerware, plus some quirky plates. Who said Nigerian food cannot be plated to look like a dish being served in a Michelin star restaurant? So be expecting yummy looking food beautifully presented. I will also be hosting friends all through the month of May to “wash” the new place 9ja style, so look out for my menu plan for each weekend I host, plus extra hints and tips on entertaining guests.
Here is the email from Aisha
I hope this e-mail meets you well.
I just wanted to show to you the pounded yam I made using a food processor (Ninja Kitchen System). My family really loved it with egusi and bitter leaf soup! My husband does not eat any (swallow), so he did not partake in the eating, though he helped me in “pounding” some of the batches (He got a very big hug and a kiss!).
We were able to make six wraps using a tuber of yam. I just want to encourage everyone out there who feels “threatened” using a food processor to make your pounded yam not to feel that way. It is super easy and you don’t even break a sweat in the process! Just try it out for yourself.
Downside, all dem naija’s in my hood hav finished my pot of stew “