Introducing Clevenard Farm Foods

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Clevenard is a company dedicated to researching and sourcing 100% natural, healthy farm food products & natural organic beauty products from Africa, with no chemicals added. We strongly believe that nature provides us with fruit, vegetables and herbs that contain all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that our bodies require. Why resort to artificially manufactured products when a natural, organic alternative is available. At Clevenard, we take great care to ensure that all Our Products are Organically Planted & harvested, most of all we carefully process any products that carry the Clevenard logo, which are harvested in a sustainable manner to ensure no impact on the local environment.  Our purpose : Everything Clevenard Continue reading

Announcing Dooney’s Kitchen YouTube Channel

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It took me long enough eh? As brave as I am with a lot of things in life, some things still scare me shitless, and shooting videos ranks high on the list. I have this HD all singing, all dancing DSLR camera that I have been getting better at shooting pictures with. I bravely moved over to shooting in Manual, which took me months to do. A very kind pro photographer was brought across my path at a friend’s baby shower and he kindly showed me what to do using his very expensive full frame camera. I had to run Continue reading

Grating Water Yam in a Food Processor

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Oh, I had an amazing weekend, I am still repeating it. It was one of the best weekends I have had in ages, so much fun stuff done, and chasing new frontiers. I had part of my inner caucus with me, and it was such a relief to be able to bounce off ideas on how to grow the blog, new food ideas/recipes to try, golden words of advice to deal with negativity, it was a time to recharge the batteries emotionally and mentally, I am running on full steam ahead. I got to cook for the family, spend time Continue reading

Making Starch in 2014

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I had such a wonderful girls sleep over weekend, it was one for the books. A trip up North which was supposed to be just with a very good friend of mine and her family, turned into a girls weekend because we got 2 other women to join us. For one of them, we had never met her before, but we’ve all had such a great online connection for months now, you know how you feel like someone is your person, and when you finally meet, you hit it off immediately. We shall call her D. Then comes another friend Continue reading

Ofe Egusi

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My cleaning lady told me today that she would be going away for one month. I wanted to cry. What do you mean by going away for one month, what am I supposed to do till then, with what I am sure must have been a genuinely distressed look on my face. She said she was taking her children to see her family. Oh dear, I am in big hot soup. Which is weird, because besides cooking, I looooooooooove to clean. I am the type that cleans a bathroom for hours. Besides onions, bleach is my next favourite item in Continue reading

Big Oladunni’s Chicken Stew

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To say that last week was crazy mad would be an understatement. It was so busy, I was up to my eyeballs in a lots of things. The weekend came, still no relief. Then the one sunday I have had a rest in weeks, I must have eaten something dodgy because my stomach has revolted violently. Awake at stupid o’clock on a monday morning, and I already feel dehydrated. Just my luck monday is my busiest day as a PM as I have to check up and get status reports from all my other project co-ordinators and pass them on Continue reading

Samosas

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Spring rolls and Samosas just go hand in hand. No small chops at a Nigerian party is complete without those two. Mini Puff Puffs complete the trifecta. For my recipe for Puff puff, click HERE. For tips to making the perfect puff puff, click HERE. I hope this weekend, you will attempt the small chops trifecta in your homes. I am showcasing two methods, based on the shape of your wrapper i.e. either square or round. Samosa’s are slightly more fiddly than spring rolls, so don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t come out as a perfect triangle. Mine certainly Continue reading

How to make Spring roll/Samosa Wrappers

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I swore I was not going to do this. Swore, swore, swore, but against my better judgement, the food blogger that I am gave in. I found store bought spring roll wrappers and they just saved me the stress. I was looking at the pictures of the spring rolls I made and while giving myself a huge pat on the back, I thought oh dear, how about the people who don’t have access to buying store bought spring roll wrappers. I know that spring rolls are something a lot of people would like to make themselves at home and not Continue reading

How to make Amala using a hand mixer

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I am very proud that this blog is influential. Very proud and very pleased. To all of you guys who have implicit trust and confidence in what you read on this blog, and are appreciative of the effort and hard work, I say thank you. It is from you guys that being proud of my blog comes from. Even if something is already out there, if it goes up on Dooney’s Kitchen, it becomes the bog standard, and it is all down to you guys in your thousands scattered all over the world, who give it that validation. Not me, Continue reading

Spring Rolls – Part 2 (another wrapping method)

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I have seen Party Small Chops erode the dignity of even seemingly classy and sophisticated people. There is something about seeing those plates pass by with golden delicious goodies that brings out the hunter in us. Waiters would pass by with the staple main party foods and if it doesn’t get to our table, we won’t give them a passing glance, unless of course you are starving. We would just wait till it gets to our turn, but when it gets to small chops (spring rolls, samosa’s and puff puff), oh wow, you see people getting up, stretching their necks, Continue reading