Shopping for Coronavirus Lockdown

Nope, that was not what I saw when I walked into Sainsbury’s yesterday evening. Matter of fact, there were only 2 banana’s left on the shelf and I grabbed them both! I had been out and about the week before last and everything felt quite normal. I haven’t bought or

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Food Review: 805 Restaurants, Reading

Get ready to be ravenous after this one! It’s been a while since I’ve done a food review and so I hope this hits you by lunchtime. I can’t wait to tell you about our lunch at 805 Restaurants in Reading, Berkshire!

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Let There Be Light! – New Photography Gear

In photography, lighting is everything and so this winter has been challenging. The days are quite short and cloudy and I need to make up for the reduced sunlight with softbox lights. Since my sister-in-law bought my Excelvan Softbox lights, I decided to replace them with these.

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Food Review: Wakkis Restaurant, Abuja

Going by its name, I assumed Wakkis was a Nigerian Restaurant serving traditional Nigerian cuisine, since “wakkis” is another word for “food” in Pidgin English. But was I wrong. Turns out it’s an elegant Indian restaurant on Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse 2, Abuja.

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Food Review: Yahuza Kilishi (Dried Meat)

Yahuza Suya Spot Nig. Ltd is known for making the best Suya in Abuja. Beef, chicken, kidney, liver, gizzard; You name it? They have got it. Fresh off the grill, briskly chopped and neatly wrapped in aluminum foil, with the choice of raw cabbage, onions and Yaji, they also sell the fluffiest Masa I have ever had. But, this is not a Suya review. I’m here about their Kilishi.

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Food Photography: Ewedu and Yellow Pepper

I’ve been pleased and humbled by the comments and email responses on previous Food Photography posts here and I’m delighted to share more of my work with you. Inspired by an image on Pinterest, I decided to do this shoot with yellow pepper and a fork. I was taken by the simplicity of the concept; minimalist with strong contrast, and the clarity of the message.

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Food Photography: Okro Soup

I’ll be honest and admit that I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful this Okro looked on camera. Zooming in close, my lenses picked up on those tiny delicate hairs on the okro pod, giving so much texture to this simple vegetable. I fell in love with the pentagon shape of the okra slices and the small white seeds. I wish I had a proper micro lens so I could really capture the intricate details of this beautiful vegetable.

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Food Photography: Rice and Stew

I decided to attempt dark food photography after being inspired by a Pinterest blog. My first attempt was a disaster because I couldn’t get my camera settings right, the black cardboard came out looking blue and I didn’t know as many Adobe Light room tricks as I do now.

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Review: Metro Cafè and Grill, Wuse 2 – Abuja

Gosh, it’s been a while since we’ve been out to eat and I’m excited to tell you about Metro Cafe and Grill, Wuse 2. It’s a restaurant and bar side by side, located on Liberville

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Review: Downtown Chicken Shawarma

I know I said I had done my last Abuja Shawarma review for this year but I keep getting interesting recommendations, and well I like food. Downtown Restaurant is a cosy clean place. Located on Gana Street, Maitama, it’s popular and easy to find using Google Maps (if you don’t

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Saturday Out Grocery Shopping

You know how you ĺook at someone you absolutely love and see all the good things you want to do to them? Yeah, just looking at these tomatoes I had that Halo moment. I could see future, bright with a salad and three different kinds of stew!

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Review: Dunes Grill & Burger Bar Chicken Shawarma

Following my previous posts hunting down the best Shawarma in Abuja I decide to try Dunes Grill & Burger Bar Chicken Shawarma while at the Waffle Stop. Thing is, they seem to share the same sitting area and I was served both menus. On spotting Shawarama at the bottom left corner of the page, I decided to take one for the team.

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