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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gift of a Cow Tail Switch African Folktale

Gift of a Cow Tail Switch is a true fascinating African folktale. 



Gift of a Cow Tail Switch is a true fascinating African folktale.

Gift of a Cow Tail Switch African Folktale



A great warrior did not return from the hunt. His family gave him up for dead, all except his youngest child who each day would ask, "Where is my father? Where is my father?"


The child's older brothers, who were magicians, finally went forth to find him. They came upon his broken spear and a pile of bones


The first son assembled the bones into a skeleton; the second son put flesh upon the bones; the third son breathed life into the flesh.


The warrior arose and walked into the village where there was great celebration. He said, "I will give a fine gift to the one who has brought me back to life."


Each one of his sons cried out, "Give it to me, for I have done the most."


"I will give the gift to my youngest child," said the warrior. "For it is this child who saved my life. A man is never truly dead until he is forgotten!"




Did you know?
What is a cow tail switch?
The hairs of a cow's tail forms a bushy tip called a switch. The cow uses this switch to swat flies and other insects annoying the cow. This bushy end of the cow’s tail is clipped, bounded together with rope and attached to a handle. A cow tail switch is an ancient fly swatter and the best natural indoor and outdoor insect control tool.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mungongo Fruit Sweet Porridge Cereal

It would be hard to find a simpler recipe to create than Africa Mungongo fruit sweet porridge cereal to satisfy your hunger

The African native Mundalama or Mungongo tree produces an egg-shaped fuzzy fruit in parts of Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe between March and May. The Schinziophyton rautanenii or Mungongo tree is important to sub-Saharan Africa due to its extreme drought tolerance once established.

Some believe it is not the fruit, but the Mungongo tree’s seed that it is valued.  Mungongo tree’s fruit seed does produce rich edible and therapeutic oil. However, the fruit is used in all manner of African cooking from soup and stews, sweet porridge, dips and relishes.  The fruit tastes like a plum and can be eaten fresh, dried or cooked. Mungongo fruit sweet porridge cereal is an inexpensive and delicious African breakfast meal to make. 


Mungongo Fruit Sweet Porridge Cereal


Mungongo Fruit Sweet Porridge by anasararojas
Ingredients:

3 large plums chopped

1 cup course cornmeal

3 cups whole or 2% milk

¼ cup sugar or honey or to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients into a large pot mix well and simmer 20 minutes. Serve as a breakfast meal.

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