Monday, 10 October 2016
The interesting Margose very popular in Mauritius. Karela Bitter Gourd “Margose” is a delicious simple to cook recipe that is one of the most nutritious vegetables. I have always loved this vegetable/fruit since I was little. I love it any kind of dishes whether stir fried, curried, vindaye spices. Bitter gourd or Karela may not be the favourite of many people because of it’s bitter taste. However over centuries this fruit /vegetable has been one of the main ingredients in many medicinal recipes and therapeutic treatments. It is packed with some key nutrients and healthy components, making it a very healthy addition to your diet. The secret of all it’s good properties lies in the bitterness, it is loaded with medicinal values. The more I read about this vegetable the more I am fascinated to find out about these benefits of this humble fruit/vegetable. Some of its benefits include maintaining balanced digestive system, improve immune system, good to treat and balance diabetes, aid weight loss, and good for eye sight and with its high antioxidant content it’s a great ingredient to keep you look radiant and beautiful. I am definitely keeping Karela in my diet for sure, and believe me with all of these good reasons I am certain one can overlook its bitter taste and consider eating it.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Saturday, 6 August 2016
"There are stars you haven't seen and loves you haven't loved. There's light you haven't felt and sunrises yet to dawn. There are dreams you haven't dreamt, and days you haven't lived, and nights you won't forget, and flowers yet to grow. And there is more to you that you have yet to know." Gaby Compres #zimbabwe#anewdaydawning
Monday, 1 August 2016
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Yes many or most of us Zimbo's are so unsettled no matter where we might be. I have been helping my sister pack up her home for yet another move whilst we are still living in suitcases and have packed up and moved three times in the past year. I've been sitting quietly pondering and asking God why, please just sort this once and for all.... A friend sent me this verse and it speaks so loud and clear. He is faithful and we need to remember that. Keep praising! We always need to have HOPE, this comes before victory, and that's just around the corner....
Monday, 4 July 2016
I feel so blessed to finally be in a place where we can put down roots again. Since losing the farms in 2005 we have seriously had an exciting life and God has been so faithful, but the "gypsy life" is tiring. I can now find the seeds and plant them finally..... Yet, we are just strangers passing through on this earth, so we can never get too comfortable. Here are a few pics from the last weekend in Mauritius...
Collecting seeds again! Yay
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Here are a collection of snaps taken with my iPhone whilst in Libreville. I'm leaving on a jet plane out of here tomorrow night and then onto Mauritius for a few weeks. JB will still be in Gabon until the end of August
We crossed the equator often but thought I had better snap it...
Gorgeous coloured raffia they sell on the main highway... Made from raffia palms
My gorgeous Gabonese footsteps...
Couldn't resist this gorgeous African fabric from Cote de Voir
Sunset at the grubby industrial port
I could live in Libreville! What amazing restaraunts...
I love these roasted peanuts and fried plantains sold in used jars and spirit bottles! Recycling at its best... You can buy these tasty snacks everywhere...
Friday, 24 June 2016
Now on my 2nd last day on the Ranch, I head for a walk below the house, at the bottom of a hill and discovered a beautiful little peaceful place....
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares, that infest the day, Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Belfry of Bruges and Other Poems
Monday, 20 June 2016
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
We spent the weekend at a place called Myumba, on the southern coast of Gabon! It's so beautiful and so basic, with no hotels etc and very bad roads! But the beauty makes up for a lot....
Monday, 13 June 2016
Whilst visiting a friend in the Coastal town of Myumba, we saw these Chinese fishing vessels being held in the lagoon. They will have to pay a very heavy fine to retrieve them. They have crept across from the Congo, where they are allowed to do all the fishing they want....Here is an interesting link about the Gabon protected marine areas. Gabon Marine Protected Area