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Fog and Volcanoes in the African Desert

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Fog and Volcanoes in the African Desert. The Namib desert is an old volcanic crater where fog is regularly seen. Fog on Africa's Namib desert is the primary source of water creating a unique African desert environment influenced by the Atlantic Ocean creating a dense coastal foggy atmosphere. Namib Desert spectacular scenery. Africa Namib Desert on the Atlantic Ocean coastline of the African Country Namibia means vast place. Namib desert sands and the Atlantic Ocean coastline makes the Namib the only coastal desert in the world that includes extensive sand dune fields influenced by fog. Fog on the Namib Desert is the primary source of water creating a unique environment in which numerous penguins, invertebrates, reptiles, and animals adapt to an ever-changing climate . The huge Messum crater was possibly created by a meteor millions of years ago reveals geologic clues linking this area to Brazil prior to the continental drift. The crater was named after Captain W.

Making Teff Bread

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Making Teff Bread Teff bread recipe and learn about where Teff grass grows and use traditionally in Ethiopia, Eritrea and USA.   In the African countries of Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, and Djibouti use Teff grass to make flour. Teff flour can be used in a number of things such as cereal, bread, cookies, and other snacks. Today the African Gourmet will be teaching you how to make Ethiopian flatbread called injera bread.  Injera is made using teff flour, this ancient grain has a lot of fiber and protein and iron in it and it is a great nutritional source. Now making Injera bread is an overnight process and for best results, a three-day process because you want to get a nice sourdough type flavor. You can use water in your recipe but you can use flat beer, specifically dark beer for a nice rich flavor. Making Teff Bread of Ethiopia Ingredients  2 cups teff or whole wheat flour  2 cups of water  ¼ teaspoon salt  Vegetable oil for coating the pan  Directions  Put the ba

Sweet Green Plantain Porridge

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Plantains are one staple food of Africa sometimes eaten with fish or meat. Plantains tend to be firmer and lower in sugar content than dessert bananas. Bananas are most often eaten raw, while plantains usually require cooking or other processing, and are used either when green or under-ripe (and therefore starchy) or overripe (and therefore sweet). Plantains are a staple food in the tropical regions of the world, treated in much the same way as potatoes and with a similar neutral flavor and texture when the unripe fruit is cooked by steaming, boiling or frying. Sweet Green Plantain Porridge Yields 3 generous portions Ingredients 3 Green Plantains ¼ cup All-Purpose Flour ¼ cup Whole Milk ½ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk 1/4 cup Raw Sugar 1/4 teaspoon Salt ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg ¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 5 cups Water Directions Cut off the tips of each plantain and make an incision along the whole length of the banana. Slowly slide your thumb along t

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