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I NEEDED TO RETREAT

Hello friends! How I have missed ya! It’s been 10 days since I last hit publish here on the blog and it feels like two years! This blog is my core so these last few days, I felt incomplete – literally.

I don’t know how to say this without sounding weird but something in the inside me of me just wanted me to stop publishing for a while. The more I tried to publish, the more I felt heaviness in my heart so I just let it go so I could focus on other things on the back end of the blog.

Thinks like getting new equipment for YouTube videos. I have to give it to Mr. N for being the best husband ever. He bought a new camera so we can take clearer and crispier videos for YouTube. Honestly, if I were running the blog regularly, I wouldn’t have had the time to sit down and choose the camera with him. It took a lot of time!

I can’t wait to show you guys videos with our camera. That will probably only come in a couple of weeks after I publish the last videos shot with the old camera. If you do not follow me on YouTube, you may want to subscribe here so you get notified of my new videos.

precious in the kitchen 2017

We also got a new backdrop for the videos. What do ya think of it? The wall behind me always looks plain and boring so we thought to get a background. While God is busy cooking up my new kitchen as I have requested, we will make do with this. Thank you, God for listening.

I did a Facebook Live video for the first time and it was a HIT! I was about to make grilled chicken for my family and I thought, “why not do a live video?” I am so happy to see how much the video inspired others. You can watch it here.

Here is how the chicken I made in the video turned out. Absolutely delicious!

grilled chicken
Gimme!

 

I ate, then ate some more! Other people eat to live but I I live to eat.

I made homemade milk bread after a long time. This recipe is absolutely fail-proof. If you have never made bread in your life, I am begging you to make this. You will literally jump for joy!

pain au lait

I re-shared old posts on social media and they were awesome! It was fun to go through the archives of the blog and pick out some old recipes to share. This ice cream recipes post gathered a lot of views.

I also tried to document bits of my day on Instagram Story. I’m still a baby learning how to crawl when it comes to Instagram but I’ll definitely get better with it. I’ll love to have you follow me here.

Apart from the above, I’ve been video-filming, recipe testing, playing with my girls, teaching them, writing blog posts in my head, and debating whether I should eat salad or bread for dinner. In all these, I have missed you! Thanks to those who checked up on me. I’m back to uploading awesome content for us all.

Have a beautiful month of April!pre-signature-pro

14 Comments

  1. Yay! She’s back. We have missed you too.
    I guessed you were just taking some time off. I wasn’t worried as it didn’t seem anything was wrong.
    We all need time off sometimes.
    Was that Kitchen pic taken with the new camera? Looks splendid. Can’t wait to see more.

    • Awww thanks darling!
      The kitchen pic was taken with my phone but the place was well lit. I guess that’s why it looks different.
      Have a great month, dear!

  2. My dear Precious, so glad to have you back. I rejoice with you on your new purchase of camera and the new back drop. As for your instagram, I love your feed,you have a fantastic instagram theme. And no! your instagram doesn’t look like you are still crawling, you are a pro. Please and please could you follow me back on my instagram handle @dazzle_and_gorgeous.it will be a privilege Ma’am. Bless youuuuuuuu.

  3. Welcome back! I can totally relate to that needing to retreat and most of the time, even though it’s something we try to fight back, it’s the right voice. It’s different from that, “I’m tired, I’d do it later” voice or something else. I really give “atama” to both of you for working HARD! These are not tiny improvements. Well done for working hard at what you do. I smiled when I saw that prayer to God but I know He hears and answers them in tremendous ways… soon, we’d be thanking Him for the physical manifestation of those prayers.
    I should try that bread recipe sooooooon.
    (btw, I haven’t published in 3months!!!!!!!!)

    becauseibelieveblog.com

    • Oh Ruth, you understand this so well!
      Sometimes we just need to step back and gain a better perspective. I’m so looking forward to God answering my prayer. I know He will.
      That bread is epic. You’ll enjoy it.

  4. Kwandah T

    Yass! I just knew you were up to something lol. Gut feelings & intuition are very important. Good thing you paid heed to it/them. Taking a hiatus could be therapeutic on many fronts for someone who works as hard as you do. Considering how much you love cooking, plus all the other numerous things you do, you may not realise how hard you work & how much rest you need. Trust me, you needed that break (even if you used it for some other things than resting, as i can see 🙂 .
    Ahh! Cheers to new equipment & the continuous unwavering spousal support you enjoy. The ministry isn’t doing bad at all & you sure ain’t complaining hehe. Can’t wait to see the new top-quality videos.
    Those chicken drumsticks are forever “goals”, no doubt. I can eat chicken for Africa lol (**covers face**). The new background looks vintage. I like it.
    Keep blessing us with your culinary goodness. God go continue for bless, inspire & repleinish you.

    • Chai, thank you!
      I’m glad I heeded to my intuition. Sometimes I try to go against my gut feelings and the results are not always pretty.
      I can’t wait for better quality videos either. So looking forward to them.
      Lol at you and chicken. Who doesn’t like chicken??
      Amen and amen to every prayer!

  5. Welcome back Sis! I took a mini break myself and I’ve only been publishing blog posts in my head ??. Just neededto get away from it all and refresh. I actually love the new backdrop! Well done on everything. Have a blessed month!

    http://www.KacheeTee.com

  6. Welcome Sis!Although I didn’t notice you were gone because I was gone myself.Sometimes human being just needs to back away and it’s OK for your sanity.
    As for the backdrop I won’t lie I don’t like it ???.God please answer our call about the new kitchen .Thanks a lot in advance ??
    http://www.CheecheeLive.com

  7. Penjo Baba

    I enjoy your blog my dear, very educative and distant physically picturecally delicious at the same time. Keep doing the good work…

  8. I missed youuuuuu. Welcome back! That backdrop looks nice. God is sure working something out. Keep doing you!

    We love Mr. N for his consistent support.

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