Spicy is not the same thing as Pepperish

Growing up in Nigeria, it was common to hear food that had pepper in it described as being “pepperish.” So, I am used to that word: pepperish.  But, I do believe the correct word is peppery.  Today, however, I don’t particularly … Continue reading

Liebster Blog Award from The Crazy Nigerian

Last month, Tonwa Anthony a.k.a The Crazy Nigerian nominated me for the Liebster Award.  My ears are still tingling from the good news! This is my very first award on this blog and you can imagine my excitement.

Thank you so so much, Tonwa.  I don’t know when I will get used to calling him, Tonwa because most of us only knew him as the Crazy Nigerian for the longest time.  But that has since changed.

Now, there is the business of this award.

Liebster-Blog-Award-Crazy-NigerianSo, what exactly is the Liebster Award? Continue reading

Quote of the Day: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Fried Plantain a.k.a Dodo

Fried Plantain a.k.a Dodo

There are some things that never leave your mind.  I remember going to the Notice Board in school – secondary school – week after week to check out the new “quote” for the week.  This one, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, made a lasting impression as I can still remember it more than a decade later.  That is probably because it is even truer now than it was back then.  If that is even possible. Continue reading

My Romance with the Mystery Aisle at the local bookstore

Agatha Christie Mystery Book Collection - Harper Collins

Agatha Christie Mystery Book Collection – Harper Collins

It’s been going on for a while.  Years, actually.  And I thought it was time for me to come forward and confess:  I am in love with mystery. Continue reading