Action Barbie’s Failsafe Focaccia Recipe

It's possible that this will be the first and only recipe I'll ever share with you, but it's a goodie and has been a lifesaver over the years. I’m a reluctant cook and love to have a few cheeky tricks up my sleeve. When I say I’m a reluctant cook, preparing a meal for guests … Continue reading Action Barbie’s Failsafe Focaccia Recipe

Surprise Soup

One of the wonderful things about being an expat is being part of a rich multinational community and the fact that you regularly have unexpected new experiences with lovely new people. For example… Last month a Japanese lady I barely knew threw open her doors and warmly welcomed a group of us over for a sushi … Continue reading Surprise Soup

South Africa: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four

Five Potato, Six Potato, Seven Potato, More... Years ago I remember a South African friend waxing lyrical about the amazing potatoes in Nigeria. At the time I thought it was a bit odd. They were perfectly nice potatoes, but nothing to write home about, (and yet ironically here I am writing about Lagos potatoes a … Continue reading South Africa: One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four