Black, African, Feminist: Occupying Your Space

Last year I was asked to contribute to a new transcending magazine, Laranja. I submitted this short piece in September ’16, and this week was sent the finished product. This interdisciplinary, multilingual gem of a magazine is really a must read (link to follow), but for now you can enjoy my piece.

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Pudim de leite condensado


Growing up Pudim de leite moça (as we called it then, named after the brand of condensed milk) was one of my favorite desserts and now I make it quite often myself. This dessert can be found at almost every Angolan party/special occasion.
You can find many different variations througout the Lusophone  countries, South-America and the Caribbean.  It is also quite similar to flan.
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Today me, tomorrow you. Malta

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My June trip, well end of June, was to Malta. Never been, Didn’t really know what to expect, so it was that more exciting.

Getting from the airport to your hotel/apartment usually sets the tone for how your holiday will start. And I have to say that this time around the transport was extremely well organized. I booked my transport the day before from Holiday Taxis, and the shuttle transfer to my accommodation was there, everything was confirmed, and even though my flight was delayed, it went smoothly after that. For less than £7,- I got a door to door return. Perfect right?
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Red Velvet Cake

I love baking. Cooking and baking has been a part of growing up in an Angolan family. Birthdays, get-togethers, family visits, it all meant cooking up a storm and this is how my love for food started. As part of a traditional upbringing my mom would ask me to join her in the kitchen and help, this automatically also meant you got to be responsible for a certain dish. I mastered traditional dishes such as funge, mufete, and desserts such as pudim de leite condensado (don’t worry, they’ll appear on the blog soon enough).

Along the way I picked up a few favorite dishes of my own and I also enjoyed baking a lot more and started to experiment on my own. One of my favorite cakes to make is a red velvet cake. I have been asked to make this cake so many times, that I can say that it’s a favorite amongst my friends, so obviously it had to be my first food post on the blog.
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