Cocoa and chocolate

By Michael Kachitsa Cocoa and other chocolate products are enjoyed by billions of people around the globe, but surprisingly few people know the history of the confection. In fact, cocoa has appeared in different cultures worldwide for hundreds of years. Cocoa was first developed as… Read More »Cocoa and chocolate

Recipe for Pumpkins

By Michael Kachitsa Ingredients Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the top off the pumpkin or squash and use a metal spoon to scoop out the seeds. Get rid of any pithy bits but keep the seeds for another time (see our pumpkin… Read More »Recipe for Pumpkins

Malawian Fish Recipe

By Michael Kachitsa In Malawi, barbecued fish is served with Nsima – a Malawian staple traditionally made from maize flour. It becomes quite firm after cooking and is traditionally served as a kind of large patty cake. Malawians generally eat with their hands so this… Read More »Malawian Fish Recipe

Recipe for Pumkin Cake

By Michael Kachitsa Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 30 x 20cm baking or small roasting tin with baking parchment. Put the flour, sugar, spice, bicarbonate of soda, sultanas and salt into a large bowl and stir to combine. Beat the… Read More »Recipe for Pumkin Cake

The History of Tea

By Michael Kachitsa It is difficult to tell who invented tea or where and how the first cup of tea came to be brewed. Legend has it that the discovery of tea was made when Emperor Shen Nung of China came across the Camellia sinensis plant back in… Read More »The History of Tea