Saturday, 7 April 2018

Shopping in East Midlands or Buckinghamshire?

The place to go in Northampton for your Afro Caribbean Shopping

Stuck for ideas on what to get or what to eat this weekend?
Live in Northampton, Milton Keynes?
Get going...
Tell them Fally Jay of Fally's Food Hut sent you.
No worries, Thank me afterwards.

(Foodies) Mothers Arise! Your kitchen can make a difference

So many stories have been told, where families have gathered in kitchens.
Kitchens modern, kitchens suburban.
Kitchens with chairs and kitchens without.
Kitchens, where love has been dished into plates for the one who sits at the table.
For some, it might even have been during a visit to a friend's house after school.
Some may have enjoyed a silly fight over a piece of fish, shared in a common bowl of food.
For some, it might have been during a sumptuous feast.

(Foodies) Mothers Arise, let us show love to our young ones
Let's teach and show them 'that there is a better way still', all is not resolved by a stab in the chest or wherever. It only goes deeper into the can or trough of worms and takes the perpetrators along.

Don't despair, do the best you can but be there.
Be there to encourage
To show the right way and help pick up the pieces, when they are truly ready.

Start early, instilling those values. Don't leave them lonely, in your quest for the limelight.

The kitchen, is always a good place to start.

Let's start making plans.
I pray to God as I go along; for the best of plans can still fail.
 Would I give up? No, rather wake up hopeful for 'each day' brings a new beginning.

Be a mentor to one young person today so that we can begin to #bethechange in this nasty trend.
Dish up a plate filled with love and hope that he or she will remember in the future.
It may be the deterrent that comes at just the right time. 🙏.

What are YOU going to do?

Fally Jay.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

The way my mother used to cook it.......

Heard that phrase before?..
Under what circumstances I wonder. 😐.

Sometimes, it is the person who believes that his or her mother's ladle is as revered as a judge's gavel and they CAN NOT, ever ever accept anything different as good to eat.
We also know that some folks use that as a cop out to dodge anything new or some generally bad cooking too. 😄

Nonetheless, whilst some people's Mums are indeed legends at cooking, with such skills as need to be retained or passed on, we are coming to a time when new and improved styles of cooking helps to bring more folks round our dinner tables.
As people say for wedding preparations 'Something old and something new'; all in good stead.

If you stick your mum's recipe alone, you may have to stop eating it altogether due to lack of ingredients - you can find alternatives in your environment
Your family, may be the only one cooking and eating such meals as no one else appreciates it or the effort you have made -  you could adapt your meals sometimes to a semblance of what your 'seeker' friends are familiar with.
You could also be missing out on more interesting ways of having your wholesome staples. Such creativity comes in handy, especially when your children or wards grow up in a culture different from that of your ethnic background.

Such fusion or adapted meals could also work out cheaper as you use more available ingredients instead.

That is how fads are started or created. You never know, before long, someone could be 'swearing' by your own new recipe too. 😊

Check out this lady Fafa Gilbert; versatility must be her middle name. It may just surprise you what she has done with your mother's recipe. 😂

Here, she works a fusion of the popular Nigerian Ayamase and Ghanian Tomato stew. 

What's not to love, you tell me.

Happy Easter! Later...

Fally Jay for The Food Hut.