01 June 2006

A-Z Meme

Accent - None
Booze - Hmm … Heineken + Sprite/7Up, Stout + Coke, Long Island Ice Tea, Screwdriver
Chore I hate – Ironing.
Dogs/Cats – Not an animal person.
Essential electronics – Laptop (On my essential electronics wish list, iPod, digital camera)
Favourite Perfume – Anything from Hugo Boss
Gold/Silver – Definitely Gold
Hometown – Ogbomoso, Ogbomojugun.
Insomnia – If sleeping where an Olympic sport …
Job Title – Webmaster
Kids – 2 please
Living arrangements – Sparse, I am in transit
Most admired trait – Hmm … wit?
Number of sexual partners – Let’s say I will not need to borrow other people’s digits to count!
Overnight hospital stays – Once
Phobia – Snakes
Quote – We know that none of us is perfect, you must just be sure that your sins don't turn into bad habits - Sister Teresa of Avila (1515-82)
Religion – Christianity
Siblings – One younger sister
Time I usually awake – 4:30 a.m.
Unusual talent – I can identify anything by smell
Vegetable I refuse to eat – Garden egg, yuck!
Worst habit – Procrastination
X-rays – Quite a few, thankfully I have never broken anything.
Yummy foods I make – Ogbonna, Egusi, Fried Rice, Smoked Fish Sauce
Zodiac sign – Leo

Pilgrimage to self started this meme and she tagged me. In turn I am tagging TrendyCosmopolitan, Dingproof, Taureanminx, Everchanging World and Unveiling


Pilgrimage to Self said...

Garden eggs? I LOOOVVVEEEE garden eggs. I make a wkd stew from them - with fresh steaming hot rice, yumyum! Interesting list

adefunke said...

Princess loves garden egg stew and if you really want to make her day, serve it with boiled new yam!!! You should see her grinning from ear to ear once new yams make it to the market. I was a picky eater as a child, and my worst meal was breakfast. Saturdays were extra terrible for me becasue not only did i have to eat breakfast supervised, it was always yam and garden egg stew!!!

Pilgrimage to Self said...

Yes oh, boiled yam plus plaintain too! Chei, I gotta go get some now...

albibie said...

Do u have a recipe for the garden egg stew. I would like to try it out

adefunke said...

Unfortunately, I do. Once I was old enough to cook, I learned to make it so I could use the 'onje yen run si mi' (the food is smelling to me) excuse to get out of eating it!

Garden eggs
Pepper+Tomatoes+Onions (ground/chopped, hot/sweet to taste)
Palm Oil/Veg Oil
Maggi/Knoor to taste
Salt to taste

Boil the garden eggs in water with a pinch of salt (you can boil it in the same pot as the yam/plantain you intend to eat it with), you can tell they are cooked once you can poke a fork through them easily. Drain then and leave to cool a bit then remove the skin.

Put your veg oil/palm oil in a pan and let it heat up. (If you are using palm oil, let it ... start to bleach (gba)) Put in some chopped onion, and once the whole onion meets hot oil drama ends, put in your pepper+tomato+onion mixture, let it fry a bit, add maggi/knorr, and let it fry a bit more.

Add the boiled and peeled garden eggs, mashing them into the fried pepper mixture. Reduce the heat under the pan and let the whole thing simmer for a bit.

Remove from heat and serve with boiled yam/plantain

Enjoy (gag!)

@PTS - How do you make your garden egg sauce/stew?

Adunni said...

I'm a leo,I absolutely hate garden eggs, i procrastinate, i love gold and i do not have an accent could you be me......... but i can't wake up at 4.30a.m so you are most definitely not me.
Nice Meme.

TaureanMinx said...

Mines Up, I saw Mona's tag first.

GuurrllllGarden egg stew is absolutely delicious!

adefunke said...

@ Adunni - It seems we are the last of a dying breed of garden egg haters!

Onada said...

garden egg stew is awesome!!! You gotta love it especially with boiled yam!!!

I dont put onions in mine and just a tiny bit of tomatoes.

Morountodun said...

What do you mean when ou gave the response to Accent as None? I think thats its almost impossible not to have an accent. Do you sound British, American, Nigerian, Canadian? Put diffirently if you went to say Australia what part of the globe would people say you were from (If they could see you)

adefunke said...

hmm ...
I said no to the accent thing because you wouldn't know I was Yoruba if you heard me speaking. In that context I am accent-less. On the whole though perhaps my accent could be placed as African ...