I hate traffic like every other driver will tell you. It is even more annoying when you are on the road at 2am, IN TRAFFIC too ???, but while sitting twiddling my thumbs and dreaming big of when I won't have to be doing deliveries myself (even though I love the human interaction it brings), I thought about this weekend's order. Feedback is very important to me, and while the feedback from Edikang Ikong has been super positive, someone once pointed out that she wished the vegetable was cut much thinner. She said "Dunni, you know how those market women used to cut it". I don't cook with sharp knives, I am way too clumsy. Sharp knives and I don't agree at all. In fact, half of the edge of my left index finger has been sliced off, thanks to a German surgery grade knife ??. So, I sat in traffic thinking of what to do. Ugu is a very tough vegetable, and chewy too if not sliced thin enough. Yes, I used the knife blade to chop leafy vegetables, which I saw on a cooking group on Facebook, but the result was chopped, duh!!!! ???. I wanted slices, long thin slices like the market women. I remembered the slicing discs of the food processor and thought to myself, hmmmmn. The tennis match back and forth in my head was hilarious. Getting home at 2.40am, I could wake the neighbours up to try it. I have two food processors. Don't ask ??. After trying it with the smaller one, which sliced it too thin, I tried it with the big one. 4.0mm ring, not thin enough as you can see from the first part of the video, then I tried the 2.0mm ring and BOOM!!!!!! Touchdown!!!!! Houston we have an announcement!!!!!! Market thin Ugu strips using a food processor ????????????????. Super fast, no stress, just pick the leaves and let the machine work its magic. I still cut myself on the blade by the way. Told you, clumsy was my mother's pet name for me in the kitchen ???. Tag someone who needs to see this.
When Mrs Iquo Ukoh @1qfoodplatter hands you information about cooking, you listen and listen good. My first trial was actually right. The veg needs to be cut even thinner. So, I have gone back to the start. Slicing even thinner as she said is called 'swogh' (as spelled). Will keep repeating the process until it is an exact science ??. Off to the market to buy bunches of Ugu. You can now order Edikang Ikong and get it as near perfect as my abilities can ???. Email: [email protected]
Good Morning. You guys probably have a general idea of how many times I make Efo Riro in a week. I stopped counting ages ago. I saw it on a cooking group on Facebook and scrolled past, you know how your mind isn't exactly focusing, then last night I was watching Basil Pesto being made on BBC Good Food and as I was thinking hmmm an Efinrin and Uziza Pesto will taste deeeelicious. Quickly, write it on your shopping list for today's market jaunts. Anyone who watches food shows must have seen Pesto made a looooot of times. It didn't occur to you that you can chop veggies for our Nigerian veggies the same way did you. Same here. Even though many of you have commented on IG asking me if you can. I remember some of the comments suggesting that from the post about washing bitter leaves with a food processor. When you wake up early to be able to meet the 7am opening time of your local supermarket so you can try something you saw on TV ???. I tried it with Pulse function, it chopped too fine, so I used the slowest speed and Voila!!!!! I only bought a small pick of Spinach but you can bet that I am coming home from the market today with all kinds of Nigerian veg to try it some more. Especially tough veg like Ugu. It takes me roughly 30mins+ to chop up all my veg. I will still make that Uziza and Efinrin Pesto though. Good Morning #theNewNigerianCookery