It’s December 23, we are in Accra (Ghana) and I just wanted to wish you all the best for the holidays! It is very different here, but we are doing just fine. People are nice, the pineapples are amazing and we are finally settling in.
After a month in hotels we have found a nice small apartment, and our small pile of boxes from Rome just arrived today. Sheets, pots, towels, my battered plastic Christmas tree! I am SO pleased!
You might not see them in the photo, but there are chickens on the street there. Big streets, small streets, there are chickens all over here.
Now that I have my pots, I’ll be making Norwegian risengrynsgrøt tomorrow, the traditional rice porridge, a double portion so the leftover rice porridge can be mixed with whipped cream to make riskrem for Christmas Eve dessert. Two friends are coming over, so we will hide the blanched almond in the riskrem, and whoever finds the almond wins a small marzipan pig. I just need to find cinnamon for the porridge and an almond this afternoon, which means a quick trip to Koala (Lebanese shop) on Oxford Street here this afternoon. Food shopping is interesting here, more on that later.
Wishing you all a very happy holiday, wherever you are!