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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

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Pickled Okra Recipe and Hot Pickling Spices

The secret to making pickled okra is to begin with good-quality fresh okra for canning and fresh hot peppers for the best pickled okra recipe.

Use canning or pickling salt; non-caking material added to other salts may make the pickling brine cloudy. Hibiscus esculentus or okra is of African origin originating from Ethiopia. Okra grows wild along the White Nile and the upper Nile country as well as in Ethiopia.

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Pickled Okra Recipe

Ingredients

2 pounds fresh whole okra pods

2 teaspoons mustard seeds

4 dried red chili peppers

4 teaspoons dried dill

2 cups water

1 cup white vinegar

¼ cup pickling salt

1 tablespoon white sugar


Directions

In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Divide the fresh okra evenly between 4 sterile one-pint jars. 

Evenly place mustard seeds, dried chili, and dill into each jar.  Pour liquid mixture into filled jars leaving ¼ inch room from the top of the jar to the liquid, this is your head-space. 

Tightly close each jar. In a large pot filled with boiling water, add jars making sure they do not touch and seal in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.  

Remove jars with tongs from the water and place on the counter to cool 12-24 hours. 

Let jars sit at room temperature 7-10 days before eating. 

Proper heat processing destroys the botulism bacterium check jars before opening for any signs of spoilage.  Refrigerate jars after opening.


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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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