Mittwoch, 25. März 2020

HOW TO COOK UGALI



When you travel around the world, you get to learn about the different traditions and cultures of these places. Likewise you learn what the people there like.
Just like the Nigerians love their fufu and the Germans love their bread, Kenyans too love their ugali which is practically their staple food. Manufactured from grinded maize to become flour which is quite simple and fast to cook.
With 47 different ethnicities in the country, people have different dishes they eat their ugali with. A plate of fish, beef or pork with vegetables like kales on the side.
It being simple you need to have mastered the art of patience cooking ugali for the first time. It should neither be too soft too hard nor too liquid.


What do you need:
· A deep cooking pan (sufuria)
· A flat faced wooden stick (mwiko)
· 2 cups water
· 1 cup flour 

How to cook:
· Pour water into the sufuria and let it boil over a medium fire (no salt is added).
· Add the flour into the boiling water slowly as you stir into a thick consistency.
· Continue stirring and mixing with your wooden stick until it feels like you are folding the flour into 
   itself and there are no lumps nor water anymore.
· When it is cooked, it should be firm but soft to cut through.

This is the one dish you do not need cutlery to enjoy. The traditional way to eat ugali is by pinching a small piece of it, rolling it into a ball with your hand and then using your fingers to dip the ball into the stew and enjoy.

Enjoy your meal!

More recipe: https://www.vogue.com/article/food-lupita-nyongo-kenyan-ugali-recipe

Mittwoch, 11. März 2020

THE TRIO


                                                                          
The West African black rhino having lived alongside men for centuries it assumed man was harmless. Having existed for 8 million years, by the 1900s there were 850,000 of its kind which made it the most prolific species of rhino on the planet.


Between 1971 and 1993 a number of them were massacred and at some point they were believed to be extinct and this was actually declared true back in 2011.
The white rhino until October 2019, was feared that it too would walk the plank of extinction but thanks to a group of dedicated scientists, not ready to let these amazing species disappear on the face of the earth, on the Kenyan conservancy, Ol Pejeta.


The last three white rhinos on the planet lived out a gilded existence in their own private wilderness enclosure in the shadows of Mount Kenya, guarded day and night. The trio was originally reared in the Czech Republic in a zoo but in 2009, Sudan,his daughter Natu and his granddaughter Fatu were relocated to Ol Pejeta in the hope that the conducive environment would encourage breeding.
Unfortunately, Sudan died in 2018.The last male white rhino! Luckily, scientists had harvested Sudan’s semen and last year they were able to harvest eggs from Natu and Fatu. These eggs will be artificially inseminated with Sudan’s frozen sperm, and in the near future transferred to a southern white rhino in an attempt to save these amazing animals.


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