So far these are our tried and tested dishes:
Curried yam with omelette
Yam ‘sausages’ with cabbage
Bean burgers with rice
Fried beans and rice
Roasted veg and fried plantain
Squash and potato mash with ‘spinach’
Spaghetti with onion tomato sauce
Carrot dahl (Lea’s special)
Oven permitting I can also do a version of pineapple upside down pudding, apple crumble, banana cake and fairy cakes!
I have given up on Peak dried milk which I really don't like but have found a kind of soya milk fo my cereals. Really missing drinking chocolate. Bournvita isn't the same and is very pricey. It is pineapple season now which is great. Honey bread is quite nice and they make a kind of coconut cake which is sweet. Oats are cheap but Cornflakes and Cocopops much dearer. You never know what you will find when you go shopping even in Martrite which is a supermarket. Last time there was a huge tin of Del Monte fruit fot 5000N which is about £20!
Dried fish is everywhere. The woman selling it outside Martrite is teaching us Yoruba. The smell of the fish is overwhelming and basically stinky to m,y British nostrils. She aske me yesterday if Lea would like her to be his wife then she and I could be sisters! Lea looked quite alarmed when I said it was up to him and she was welcome!
Another delicacy is roasted plantain. Plantains and bananas are in abundance everywhere. Lea has Lipton tea and we were actually able to get ginger biscuits today.