: 0044 7378113872
: info@aftradvillagekitchen.com

Login

Register

Your personal data will be used to support your experience throughout this website, to manage access to your account, and for other purposes described in our privacy policy.

Archive | Blog RSS feed for this section

Knowledge Bank – Star Anise

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** Star anise, a fruit from an evergreen tree native to southern China has a sweet and licorice-like flavor very similar to aniseed (although unrelated). Due to its strong, delightful fragrance, it’s used in dishes with meat, chicken, seafood, vegetarian dishes, baking and in drinks making such as mulled wine. Check out my recipe […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Efom Wisa (GRAINS OF PARADISE)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** Efom wisa also known as grains of paradise/alligator pepper/guinea pepper is from the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It has a pungent, peppery flavour with citrus hints. It is often described as a vibrant blend of ginger, cardamom and pepper. It is sometimes used to replace black pepper. It can be used to season meat, […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Esoro Wisa (ASHANTI PEPPER)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** Esoro Wisa also known as Piper guineense, Guinea cubeb, Ashanti pepper, Guinea pepper, kukauabe, or Benin pepper is a spice native to West Africa. #Esoro #wisa has an aromatic and pungent smell, tasting like a cross between allspice and black pepper. It’s flavour is also described as being similar to cubeb pepper but […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Hwentia (GRAINS OF SELIM)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** #Hwentia/ #ahentia /#Etso /#Uda (Nigerian) /#Negropepper /#Grainsofselim /#Guineapepper #Senegalpepper/#Ethiopianpepper/#Moorpepper /#Africanpepper – and the list goes on. Wow this spice is known to different people by different names. It is widely used due to its aromatic flavour which can be likened to a mixture of #cubebpepper (#sorowisa )and #nutmeg. It is sometimes used as […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Wide3 Aba (CALABASH NUTMEG)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** #Wide3Aba or #CalabashNutmeg #africannutmeg or #ehuru (Nigerian) or #Jamaicannutmeg or # monodora #myristica. I love this spice, for me it brings back memories of the #Xmas air. My mom would add this spice to our #Xmas #soup, the flavour & smell that filled the house was just Christmasy! #Wide3aba has a sweet, woody […]

Read More

How to Simmer Tomatoes into Paste

As a woman and a busy mum, I love tricks that make my life easy, stress free, easy cleaning and above all enjoy some good food. So I am always on the look out for and finding ways to make my cooking life easy. So this hack, I am going to share with you was […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Akakaduro (GINGER)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** #Ginger is, or should I say, my favourite spice of all! I love ginger and I add loads of it in my cooking from seasonings for meat, fish & chicken to making drinks, for baking etc. I think so far what I haven’t experimented with ginger is in ice-cream and that is definitely […]

Read More

Knowledge Bank – Pepre (CLOVES)

**KNOWLEDGE BANK** #Pepre / #Kofiri /#Mosuro /#Kanum/ #Chincali a.k.a. #cloves. Moon months ago when I got you to guess this spice, almost all of you got this spice right and actually revealed quite a lot about how you use it. It shows how well this spice is used and loved. #Cloves have a sweet pungent […]

Read More