Winter Season of last year I took pictures of this amazing structured building and the pictures are still my favorites till date. It is located in Mississauga Ontario Canada and is called the Marilyn Monroe building also known as Absolute Towers.
The second building I would like to share with you all is the Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex at the University of Toronto Mississauga. I have spent approximately 4 years in this school and each time I pass this building I stare at it in amazement. Here are a few shots of the building.
“He made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end”
This whole week my roommates and I were craving our native meal from back home, Nigeria. Out of the various delicacies we have, we decided to satisfy our cravings with the famous Pounded Yam and Efo Riro Soup. This meal wasn’t difficult to prepare and took approximately 60mins.
Efo Riro Soup
Chop all listed ingredients. Use a blender to achieve a smooth consistency. Pour mixture into a pot and boil it to drain the excess fluid.
If using fresh spinach/kale, place the spinach/kale in a bowl, add ½ teaspoon of salt, cover with boiling water and place a lid over the bowl. Allow it to rest for 15-20mins. Rinse out the spinach/kale and squeeze out all excess water.
- Place a large pot over medium heat, add in the palm oil. Heat oil until a little smoky.
- Add in the blended paste from part 1 and the leftover ingredients in part 2 apart from the spinach/kale. Cover and leave to simmer for 20-25 minutes (The palm oil will float to the top when the sauce is ready).
- Add in the spinach/kale. Taste and adjust seasoning, leave to simmer for another 3- 5 more minutes.
The Efo Riro soup was paired with a pounded yam mix and a chilled glass of orange crush. A definite 10/10! I would recommend this meal to anyone. Next cooking session will be another soup which can also be paired with the pounded yam.
Do stay tuned!
Since this is a delicacy in my country, do you have any soups from your country that I could try?
“Those who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s children”
In my first blog post, I mentioned a book which I had started reading. By the title of this post, you already know it’s The Secret Lives Of Baba Segi’s Wives ☺️. Have you ever had that one book that you start reading and you just can’t drop it to begin actual work? Yeahh that’s exactly what this book was for me.
Lola Shoneyin’s The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is a novel that can truly capture one’s mind. Not only is it an interesting read but it also covers a broad spectrum of issues such as Feminism, Rape, Masculinity and Women Empowerment in the act of Submission. As the story unfolds in the setting of a polygamous family each character has distinguishing features that make them interesting.
Among the various issues, Women Empowerment will be my focus as it was an underlining theme I noticed in every single chapter I read. The main character Baba Segi believes that he is in control of the household and runs things but in reality, the “control” is in the hands of the women. The wives give him the false impression of power so their regular routines don’t get interrupted.
Even though I am really excited about this book, I don’t want to give out any spoilers. However, I would say that I believe that reasons behind peoples actions are actually influenced by either their upbringing or past experiences. Certain behaviors and conducts displayed by the wives in their home reflected this fact ranging from their treatment to one another and their husband Baba Segi.
I don’t need to go into further details to tell you how worth reading this novel is. Do grab your copy and tell me about your feedback!
If you have any other novels you think I will also find interesting please tell me in the comment section so I can check it out. Till next time 🎀
“The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper”
In an attempt to live it up for the busy Halloween weekend and post-birthday celebration, a couple of my friends and I decided to treat our pallets to the expensive taste of Steak- and what better place to do so than The Keg
We started off the night with a flavorsome keg-size of Jacob’s Creek Moscato Wine. It had an amazing bubbly undertone to the mouth with the appearance of the wine being clear and a soft aroma to it.
Our starter was a tasty meal of Escargot which was stuffed with mushroom caps, garlic, and herbs.
For the main meal, I decided to have something quite different other than steak. I tried the Pistachio Crusted Salmon which was accompanied with garlic mashed potato, bacon sautéed Brussels sprouts, and maple butter. However, I asked for the garlic mashed potato to be substituted with regular fries because the simple girl in me just decided to come out again lol! For steak, my friends had the Tender New York striploin: The King of steaks which were cooked to medium as per request with a side of french fries.
The Keg is a great place for a casual get together and a quick night out with friends. My meal was actually a waiter’s suggestion so I wasn’t fully aware of the Pistachio on the salmon and this kind of put me off a little from the meal regardless the salmon had an amazing flavor to it. In general, the vibes gotten from the restaurant was chilled and casual- 8/10 would recommend. If you are in a mood for high dining vibes without the pressure definitely try this place out and tell me about your experiences.
If you have any other restaurants you will also recommend please leave a comment. Thank you 🌸
1 Corinthians 10:31
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”