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Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Tourist Season Begins

Tuesday 30th October 2012

Every Year after the rainy season ends comes October which is the hottest month in The Year. Come mid-October the tourist Season Begins and the Hotels in The Gambia are revamping themselves getting ready for the season ahead of them. … Continue reading

Fraud in The Gambia

Wednesday 24th October 2012

It has come to my attention that the crime rate in The Gambia has become incredibly high. Time and time again we here stories of fraudsters from different African countries and around the world coning people and you think to … Continue reading

Papu’s Banana Smoothie

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Papu was a little kid who grew up in The Gambia – and let me tell you, he was a right pain! He was commonly referred to as “SaiSai” (naughty, pest) but boy did he have a taste for good … Continue reading

Guava Juice

Tuesday 16th October 2012

One of my friends had a large guava tree in front of his house – in addition to marvelling at its most curious bark and climbing up its limbs, we would spend entire afternoons trying to reach those most elusive … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

BAES Brew, or the Witches’ Healthy Brew, is a concoction that we came up with as a class assignment for Halloween in BAES, the American School in Gambia. At the time, the school was across the street from the Bakau … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

CousCous in Gambia is not what westerners are normally used to; CousCous (or simply Cous) is Millet, a small seeded type of grain. Ruy, or more commonly CousCous Porridge, is another typical breakfast – more commonly eaten in the rural … Continue reading

Papaya jam

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Papaya jam is the ultimate snack when put on bread and butter; but it holds its par served with porridge; and can even be poured onto jack fruit tarts to add some sweetness. Ideally you should use the tiny “Chinese” … Continue reading

Nyebbeh with Oil Gravy

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Every weekend I would sit at the Jimpex corner where my father had a shop and watch the world go by. On the other side of the road was a stall selling food throughout the day. In the morning, amongst … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

Fufu is an African staple used as an alternative to rice. There are different types of Fufu, it can be made with any of the following: Cassava, Yams, Plantain or Coco-yams. The traditional method is quite time consuming and labour-intensive. … Continue reading

Casava Leaf Stew

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Cassava stew is a variation of the classic SoupaKanja. A little less slimy in texture, and much thicker, this tends to appeal to younger palates more than the classic SoupaKanja. 1.5 Hours Moderate Ingredients: 500 grams of cassava leaves 1 … Continue reading

Beef Benachin

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Benachin quite literally means “one pot” (bena is one in Wolof, and chin is pot). This is because to cook this most iconic of dishes, you need only one large pot. That means, that if you are using more than … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

Dibbi is one of the first sights tourists see as they arrive in The Gambia. As the bus takes them from the airport, on the roadside (especially the old road that went through Serrekunda) they would see street-sellers making Dibbi. … Continue reading

GCCI 2012 – By our very Own Adiatou Conteh

Sunday 14th October 2012

The Gambia Chamber of Commerce on Friday the 5th of October received a fresh new facelift. Elections took place for a new president and Board of Directors, in which I attended and casted my vote. The GCCI board is a … Continue reading