The native aloes around our house are in bloom. They only do this once a year. Not only are these scaffolded fire-orange flowers a feast for the eyes, they are a feast for myriad bird species.
In Guadeloupe in the Caribbean a pineapple symbolizes hospitality.
I was surprised to discover that rosella, or roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), is pervasive throughout Zambia because it was originally a species of hibiscus native to the west of Africa.
Indigenous people in this semi-arid region of southern Africa have been nourished by Mongongo nuts for over 7,000 years.
I may be one of the last foodies to discover this foolproof method of making homemade mayonnaise, yet such is the difference it’s made to my cooking life out here in the bush, I felt compelled to share it with
The decoration of our house, the tin box, is to be found outside, not inside. The finger-like evergreen branches of the surrounding teak trees provide us with year-round sun parasols.