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Tamarind juice or tomi if you’re feeling friendly


Tomi, pronounced “tom-ee” is another one of those beverages, like bissap, that I enjoyed throughout my childhood in Cote d’Ivoire. It is a beverage that was never bought in store, it was prepared at home, but until recently I did not know what it was made out of.

I had not thought about tomi until I was recently having dinner at a Mexican restaurant, and somebody ordered a tamarind-flavored beverage. I tried it … 

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Mango spice cake to enjoy in warm weather!

Mango cake_final

I do not like cakes with fruits in them, something about the texture simply bothers me. I do love cakes with a fruity flavor, or with fruits on the top, like this pineapple cake or this mango spice cake recipe in which the mango is pureed before being incorporated in the batter. … 

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Plantain loaf: Another plantain recipe done! Challenge is on!

Plantain and rice cake_2_final

This one only semi-successfully. I don’t know if it’s because I had done the apiti, steamed plantain cakes, the same night, but there was something off with my plantain loaf. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. It seemed like it would be a good base for a coulis or some kind of breakfast sauce. … 

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