Cham Cham at CANVAS CAFE – EVERY FRIDAY throughout August 2016

That’s right, Cham Cham will be popping up each Friday, 7pm – 10pm, throughout August at CANVAS CAFE – so that’s 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th August!  And much like our supper club menus, there will be some classic and traditional Sierra Leonean and Liberian dishes, alongside some Nim’s Din. creations that are authentic in flavour but […]

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Kanyah and Lime Cheesecake

I’m back to making desserts, and I have nailed this one – my niece (much older now) approves of this dessert so there was no brushing of the tongue! Kanyah is a popular homemade snack, in both Liberia and Salone, that you pick up on the roadside. It’s almost similar in consistency to the peanut […]

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Spicy Mango and Gari Salad

You ask, ‘What is gari?’.  It still to this day astounds me that this one root vegetable can be prepared in so many different ways and thus taking on a different form, creating a entirely different dish. Each form tasting so different by solely just boiling, drying, grating, mashing or pounding it and you have […]

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Oxtail and Cassava Croquettes with Mama Saga’s Gravy

In Salone (krio for Sierra Leone) and Liberia, when you refer to gravy, you are referring to a sweet, slightly smoky, slowly cooked stew of onions and tomatoes. It doesn’t sound like much but the amount of love that goes into making a stew is the same amount that goes into making a gravy for […]

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Paprika and Chilli Spiced Nuts

My trip to Liberia feels so long ago but it’s only over a month since I have been back. In that time, I have slowly been wading my way through the hoard of ingredients I bought back with me, as well as some dried goods such as pap (breakfast porridge made of  country rice) and […]

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Date and Apple Crumble

Just over halfway through my holiday in Liberia and I am fearing returning to a cold and wet London. It was 32°C here yesterday and I made the mistake of checking the temperature back home – big mistake! I need to prepare my body for the sad shock it will get when I return, so I am already […]

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