Lil’ Big’s Kiss

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I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part II)

Senene, bajia. and breadfruit, oh my! So, just what is senene? Senene are grasshoppers, and they are a delicacy in Tanzania. When I went to Tanzania there were small packages of senene sold by street vendors! Back in the day people lucky enough to be in areas most visited by these grasshoppers, would be seen…

I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part III)

I have done it! I am now hungry. Thinking of all these foods and reminiscing the decadent tastes of them all has really made my stomach rumble! The last blog took us through foods we ate in Dar es Salaam and Arusha, but mostly in Zanzibar. In retrospect I could have divided these foods per…

Ngorongoro Zebra Crossing (Part Two)

What could it be??? Aahhhh… It’s a bunch of these animals! OK, OK, Juuust kidding! It was cheetahs!! They were gorgeous! They walked right through the many trucks from one side of the road to the other! They were hunting. Our driver got word of a lion sighting, which wasn’t always easy to get, so…

Ngorongoro Zebra Crossing (Part One)

In 2010 my then 8 year old daughter and I went home to Tanzania. Besides wanting to meet more of her family, see a new place…my birth place, and trying new foods and desserts, she really wanted to go on a safari. Well, technically speaking, traveling to Tanzania was already a safari, but I knew…

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park was undoubtedly different than Ngorongoro Crater. It was closer to Arusha, I didn’t have to prove I was born in Tanzania (as I had at the Ngorongoro rangers’ house), and this park’s residents were different. Here, we saw a dik-dik making his way from the road to a safer place. We saw…

I LOVE FOOD! Food journey in Tanzania (Part I)

So…. I love food! I enjoy the chemistry behind the sweet smell of a German Chocolate cake made from scratch, and the tart fishy smell of Tom Yum Kung soup that takes over the air through the vapors from the boiling water. Home cooked food is the food for me! In Tanzania, even when you…

Babies: Safety, love, & family.

  Have you ever been in a situation in which a family member, say, your aunt, happens to be around you and your baby & asks you a question that sounds like she isn’t sure you have fully considered the safety of your baby prior to doing whatever you’re doing (and you know that you…

My Suckling Babe

So… my little baby is now a whole year old. I breastfed her for her first six months of life. I couldn’t believe I still had milk, although I understood how milk production worked. Every time she would leave a satisfied customer, or I pumped more than six ounces of milk (at 5, 6 months)…