Monday, March 16, 2015

Current Situation

Hi all

So you may have noticed me missing from Blogger last week and the weekend. Well, Whk has had some interesting weather conditions and I gots the flu. Everything hurts, my ears, my spine, my pinky finger, runny nose,my throats burns, bathrooms breaks (but you probably didnt need that much info). Maya bear got it too. So till I am better and can sit up straight, Am gonna go back to bed and let this flu pass on. Will be back when I feel 100%. till then.

Peace, Love and lots of tissues. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last Night´s supper

'For me, cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place'.- Wolfgang Puck 

Hi everyone

Couscous. Couscous is a hit and miss in our house. I love it but certain members of my fam (who will remain nameless) don't like it, so I try and cooking with it at least once a year. Last night was that once for 2015. 

This was supper


Colorful and healthy

Ingredients were
- 1 cup couscous
-  small vegetable cube)
- 1 can chickpea
- 2 carrots peeled and grated
- 1 quarter green pepper diced
- 1 quarter red pepper diced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- quarter onion finely chopped
- garlic clove finely chopped
- cumin spice (pinch)
- paprika spice (pinch)
- salt and pepper

What I did

I boiled water and in a large coffee cup mixed that with the vegetable cube to melt. Vegetable stock or chicken stock would  also work. I then, in a large glass bowl placed my couscous and covered with the melted sock. I covered this for 5 minutes with a kitchen towel until the couscous had absorbed the liquid. 

Then I mixed my oil, lemon juice, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, slat and pepper to make a vinaigrette. 

After 5 minutes when my couscous was ready I used a fork to fluff it up, added my chickpeas, red peppers, green peppers and carrots. Over everything I added my oil mixture. All in all I was good and healthy and yummy. I liked it!!!!! 

Will have to check a new recipe for next year. 


Peace, Love and Couscous








Monday, March 9, 2015

Drummer girl

'We are all gifted. That is our inheritance'.- Ethel Waters

Hi All

So over the weekend, Maya and I went to our neighbors son's 5 birthday party at a local restaurant. It was a good party, good food and lots of screaming and crying kids. The restaurant hosted over 5 different children s parties. Below are a few shots I took. 


The cake my friend baked for her son. She did this!!!!! Talent!!!!!


The set up


Maya playing in the kiddie area


Ready to go


Another angle of the cake


Yummy and so tasty


Fun fact: This restaurant, at a certain time the wait staff comes over to the birthday person and starts to play the drums, chant and sing. So they had left their drum in the middle of our table and My girl went over and staying drumming away!!!!! Just like that. On her own. In a crowded restaurant!!!!!

My little drummer girl


My musician


Now its time for ice cream


Have some


I love that Maya is so independent and willing to explore and not shy. She totally surprises me everyday. Never a dull moment with her. I am truthfully very Blessed.

Love, Ice cream and Drums

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Last night's supper

'Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else'.- Ayumi Komura

Hi all

Last night I decided to make a borewors supper. Now borewors is a type of sausage very common in South African and Namibian  cuisine. It can be braai'd (bbq), cooked on the stove top, made into a casserole or even used in a salad.  Anything. Anytime. Breakfast, lunch, supper. So I had some in the fridge and decided I wanted to make the worlds quickest and easiest dinner. Borewors and pasta.  

My ingredients were
- Pasta (spaghetti)
- Borewors (is already spiced)
- 1 onion
- half a bottle of spaghetti sauce (I wanted to finish it)
- 1 can of chopped tomoatoes to add to the sauce
- mushrooms
- oil to fry 
- salt and pepper to taste



My cooking stash


Spaghetti


My wors
Onion


Mushrooms


Half bottle sauce


Salt and pepper


oil


tinned chopped tomatoes




so in oil I sweated off my onion and when it was lightly brown I added my canned tomatoes. I like to cook this down for a good half hour to 45 minutes.



Then I boiled my water for my pasta




 In went my pasta


Next I chopped my borewors into small bite sized chunks


After cleaning my mushrooms I cooked them down with a little bit of butter and salt


Next I browned my borewors






And when the tomatoes had cooked down I mixed into it the remaining pasta sauce and cooked the two together for a further few minutes.  Afterwards added everything to the borewors and combined it all together. A bit of salt and pepper to taste.




Afterwards strained the pasta and dinner was ready.


Hello Kitty pink plate


Check that form (and the red nails)


nomnomnomnom


My dinner




It was All good!!!! Yummy and pretty filling. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hair Porosity

'Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success have no meaning'.- Benjamin Franklin 

Hello March!!!! Ok its the 3rd of March but still hi!!!!

So I got curious the other day when I saw a test about hair porosity and I wanted to know what it is and do the test. I am a curious being by nature. I had to know. 

So what is Porosity?

Well, its your hair's ability to absorb moisture and the porosity id broken into 3 categories: Low, normal and high. 





This is a test you can try to see where your hair fits in


Glass of water



strand of my hair (am in serious need of a manicure!!!)


put it in


and its just floating, staying on top. 




So according to the test I have low porosity. My hair just stayed at the top. Didn't even try to go lower. I got the sads after realizing this. But knowledge is power!!! So after doing more research the only real thing I need to change is to do more hot oil treatments and if possible get a steamer for my hair. Everything else I am already doing. I use a liquid based leave in and I use a light oil to seal my ends. I already use silicone free conditioner and sulfate free creams.

Please note: Images were taken from Google images.

Smile, Love and Porosity

Friday, February 27, 2015

Eco Styler gel with Olive oil

'Beauty is not about mere appearances. True beauty comes from the inside.  The more you show who you are the more beautiful you will be'.- anon


Happy Last Friday for February!!!!


So Eco Styler gel can be found in Namibia!!!!! Lol, I bought this along with my Cantu twist and lock gel from my contact at Cantu Namibia and I will be honest and say I have really haven't used it. I have, but only to slick down my edges. So I can say I have used this for my edges only, lets say about 3 or 4 times. The reason I bought this was to try and do a  proper wash n go but I haven't found the time or occasion that calls for a wash n go.

 Girl, that takes way too long for me and I need to be showing it off if I do it. I mean, I must be going out or be in Public or Something!!!!! I can't just detangle, shampoo, apply hair mask, rinse, co wash, then apply gel just to stay at home?!!!! Nah.  So it will have to wait for a special something. Hopefully soon. 


My Eco Styler 




What it says
Ecostyler Olive oil styling gel is made from 100% pure olive oil.  Olive oil helps your scalp naturally regulate its own moisturizing system.  Olive oil helps attract moisture to the scalp and holds it in.  Like all styling gels, it is weightless and will leave your hair with a healthy shine and superior hold.


Lightish greenish color


 It is alcohol free and includes in its ingredients glycerin, olive oil and wheat protein along with other stuff. lol  And its for all hair types. Apparently it leaves no flakes, no tack and its anti itch. As well as tames frizz and offers UV protection.

For me, it has a pretty light faint hint of a smell. Like clean waterish fresh smell. Something like that. Its not a strong smell. I can dig it. The hold is a Max 10. Which I gather that's good?!


Consistency

Nicely thick


I will do a proper review when I fully really use it as intended. I am looking forward to that day. I haven't tried a wash n go with gel since Stockholm when I used IC Fantasia gel and that was a great result. So am looking forward to seeing what EcoStyler does. So that's it.

Its Friday!!!!! Enjoy the weekend.

Peace and Love

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cantu Twist and Lock gel

'There is beauty in Simplicity'.- Anon

Hi my people
Its almost Friday!!!!! Ok we got that out the way, Cantu moisturizing twist and lock gel is a product I bought recently, as in January. The shop that I normally go to for my natural hair products was out of stock and I remembered on Facebook there was a Cantu Namibia page so I hooked up with the owner and asked for her product and price list and there I bought this and Eco styler which I will post about tomorrow.  I love this for the fact that I do a lot of twists and I wanted something specifically for twists and for when I do my individual braids. 


Cantu Twist and Lock Gel


No Sulfates, Silicones, Parabens or Mineral oil





What it says
Moisturizes, de-frizzes and adds manageability to your twists and locks, leaving them soft and shiny.  Made with 100% Pure Shea Butter and formulated without harsh ingredients, Cantu for Natural Hair restores your real, authentic beauty. Embrace your curly, kinky or wavy hair with Cantu for Natural Hair. 


The look is like fluffy whitish clouds


The consistency


Ingredients include
- Aloe Vera gel
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Olive oil
- Avocado oil
- Mango seed oil
- Argan oil
- Carrot seed oil
- Sea Kelp
- Macademia seed oil
- Grape seed oil
- Sage
- Silk amino acids
- Soybean oil
- Sweet almond oil
- Jojoba oil
- Neem seed oil

So its got tons of the good stuff. Now the hold isn't very strong, but for me that's fine. I like my twists to have some movement and no be hard. I also like a product that I can during my wash days wash over and it doesn't leave me with build up. Even though this does have tons of oils in it I still prefer to oil my scalp and my ends. I just like having more oil on my hair. That's just Moi.

This is a good little product for me because I have noticed that I little goes a very long way and thus I end up using very little hence why I still have a full jar.

I like The Cantu products that I have. They have worked well with my hair type (which I still don't know), they work well with my grape seed oil  and they play nice with my Tresemme  naturals conditioner which I use as a leave in.  And most importantly they are reasonably priced for me. Win win all around.

I would like to try the other Cantu products like the conditioner, repair mask, deep conditioner and shampoo, so will see what the rest of the year holds in terms of trying them out but for now the two which I have, I am very happy with.

So yeps that's it for Cantu.

Freedom, Thursdays and Love