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{July 3, 2017}   Coconut Jollof Rice

Wovenblends

Jollof rice is a dish popular to many West African countries, and you certainly can’t fault this dish when cooked right. Traditional jollof rice is always a hit, but do you know there are so many other tasty variations? One example is Coconut Jollof.

I love the combination of ingredients that come together to give this particular dish its aroma and taste. The good thing is my recipe does not make use of a lot of tomatoes. Therefore, even with the inflated price of tomatoes in Nigeria, Nigerians can still make this.

The recipe for my Coconut Jollof rice is as follows.

Jollof Recipe – feeds 2-3 people

1 cup jasmine rice

1 coconut (you’ll need the water) – optional

1/2 cup Coconut milk

2 tomatoes

1 medium Onion (prefarably red)

1/2 onion sliced

1 red bell pepper

One rodo/scotch bonnet (depending on how spicy it is/ you like your…

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{July 3, 2017}   Butterfly Peri Peri Chicken

Can’t wait to try this

Wovenblends

If you’ve been to England, I assume you know what Nandos is and you definitely know how addictive this semi-fast food chain is. In the three years that I went to school there, Nandos saved my life during my lonely train rides from Euston Station to Shrewsbury and Birmingham. Leaving England, Nandos was one of the things I missed most – seeing as only two states have it here in America. The day I found the Nandos peri peri sauce here in the stores was one of the most exciting days of my life.

We finished the bottle within the blink of an eye, but instead of stocking up, I decided to make my own and I am so glad I did.

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Peri peri sauce is actually super easy to make and the thing about making these stuff at home is that you have control over the ingredients you use…

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Megan In Sainte Maxime

The Fifi Awards run by The Fragrance Foundation France were held on Thursday night, the 8th of June in Paris. It’s the  major perfume award ceremony in France and there are a range of prizes to be won. There is the Fifi d’Or (judged by a jury of artists, the Prix d’Experts (judged by journalists, evaluators and bloggers), as well as a variety of awards in the Prix de Professionals (a jury of professionals), the Prix des 25 ans and the Prix du Public. 

Here are the prize winners :

Le Prix des Experts 

Best fragrance of an independent niche brand : Mentha Religiosa : Dear Rose : Perfumer : Fabrice Pellegrin from Firmenich

Best fragrance of a niche brand affiliated to a group : Black Pepper by Comme des Garçons : Perfumer : Antoine Maisondieu from Givaudan

Best fragrance from a collection of a large brand (exclusive range) :

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{April 26, 2017}   The Interstellar Clean Machine

Amen Sister Amen

The Alembicated Genie

metropolis3– a review of Parfums Mugler Mugler Cologne

You might be one of those people, the ones who love to trail complex, intriguing stories in their wake, the ones who leave an imprint in the atmosphere – of their presence, their essence, their plans or their purpose. If you’re reading these words, you very likely are.

In which case, read on.

But what if you’re not? What if you’re oblivious to perfume as anything but a toiletry item, elevated somewhere above the level of soap, yet below the appalling and intricate, complex-smelling perfume-y stuff? Something you’ve used since you were a teenager because it came with the territory of Growing Up and was considered a prerequisite for polite human interaction? Plus, the bottle was a birthday present from Aunt Joan or Uncle George (we all know it was Aunt Joan), it was free and wth. A shame to just…

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{April 19, 2017}   A Better Brand of Fishbowl

The Alembicated Genie

gold-fishes-wallpaper-hd-gold-fish-jumping-to-another-tank-digital-art-beautiful– On the Genie’s absence, the changing state of the blog/vlogosphere and those all-important New Beginnings

Dear readers,

That I have you reading this still, even after being MIA with no reviews for so long, is an honor I’m nowhere sure I deserve. Therefore, I’ll start with the Big One:

Thank you from the bottom of my black and overflowing heart.

Yet for the longest time, it seemed my life was expanding in all sorts of ways that left no room for perfumes, for contemplation, or indeed for any kind of sensual appreciation involving words, bottled genies or meandering musings in the intersections of all three. I seemed to live in one mode only: pedal to the metal and predilections as well as perfumes be damned. Somehow, some way, there was simply Too Much To Do between waking at godless hours and sleeping, and perfume writing became yet another guilt…

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JoyfulTypist

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Over the years, I’ve downloaded and used my fair share of free photography content, presets and tutorials. So, it#s about time I start giving back to the community.

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I would Love to try the Manuka Honey Blend.

Pacific Resources International

There is a reason you love our award winning Lemon & Honey Lozenges and Cough Syrup (2016 Better Nutrition – Best of Supplements Award), and why we here are Pacific Resources believe that natural and simple are the best for a healthy life style! Using the traditional cold formula of natural Lemon and combining it with New Zealand Active UMF Manuka honey with immune building CPL* Bee Propolis in our Lemon & Manuka Honey products helps enable our bodies fight off infection as nature intended. You can also try a Hot Lemon & Manuka Honey drink when a sore throat hits: just mix a spoon full of our Active Manuka Honey, a good squeeze of fresh Lemon juice, and hot water in your favorite mug and feel the relief!

Medical Doctors in the UK speak out and return to Nature for results…

Cough medicines are ‘waste of money’…

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Utah State Parks said more than a dozen people trying to find an alternate route around the I-80 shutdown in Parleys Canyon Thursday morning ended up stranded in the mountains instead, thanks to faulty directions from a map applications. I-80 closed in the westbound direction overnight on Thursday, when two semi-trucks…

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{December 27, 2016}   Vegetable Samosa Burger

plantbasedartist

This burger recipe is inspired by the classic Indian samosa. It’s packed with veggies and flavor and it’s simple to make, so I hope you’ll give it a try! If you post to Instagram, use #plantbasedartist! I’d love to see your creations 🙂

ingredients

makes about 4 burgers 

1 tablespoon cooking oil (I used grape seed)

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

3/4 teaspoon coriander seeds

3/4 teaspoon fennel seeds

2 teaspoons grated ginger

1 – 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (I used diced bell pepper, peas, corn, carrots, and finely chopped cauliflower)

1/2 teaspoon garam masala

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon red chili powder (or cayenne, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon aamchur (dry mango powder, substitute with lemon juice to taste)

1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)

salt to taste

about 1/4 cup water

1 cooked and peeled russet potato (boiled, steamed, etc)

1/4 cup breadcrumbs (may not be necessary)

cooking oil for the patties

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As usual, please let me know if there are bugs or errors in the templates, or if download links are broken – I’ll do my best to fix and reload them as soon as I can. I plan to post on h…

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