I have said it here before that one of my favourite things in the whole world is boiled fresh groundnuts with a 'traditional' smell. I think I said that too for coconut and for this marriageable fish soup. Ahh.
Imagine the joy in my soul when on Saturday, Mr N and I stumbled upon some in the farmer's market. They kept calling our names so we bought two plastic bags of fresh groundnuts straight from the farm. Does life get any better than this? I couldn't wait to get home and rapidly boil some and eat. That's all I've been doing since then. Boil groundnuts. Eat. Repeat.
Except I also have other things to take care of like the kids and homeschool and meals and laundry and xhbghgjhhggygefghs. Excuse my Spanish. Anyone reading this who loves boiled groundnuts like me? Those nuts are golden.
It's the season of fall! Which means my backyard and front yard are literally littered with leaves falling from the trees.
And today, the older girls decided to rake some of the leaves while their baby sister was asleep.
And then this happened.
It always happens when kids are involved.
In other news, a well-meaning reader of this blog criticised me for using an old pan to present ice cream. I replied by saying it was intentional because I have seen many top food bloggers use distressed props to present their food and I love it.
BUT I totally understand that not everyone may see that as presentable. BUT I love the character and element of storytelling old props bring to food photography and I feel drawn to that style of shooting food. Over the weekend, I bought this ancient-of-days pan from a thrift store, which I will show you in a recipe very soon.
I understand if you don't get it. I'll love to find out from you. Do you prefer old pans or new and shiny ones in food photos?
A couple of tragic accidents happened in Cameroon last week. My prayers are with the affected families. May everyone be comforted and find glimpses of light in the dark.
"Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you." Deuteronomy 31:8 (NLT).