Blog entries from: the Whinery

by Elsa Brobbey

1 to 10 of 26

July 22 2014

From the Whinery Tue Jul 22 2014, 02:45:24

We had a scorcher of a heat wave last week, with soaring temperatures bothering on uncomfortable. I walked around in a wide brimmed hat and tried to do as little as possible, eating mostly salads, fruits and ice cream for dinner. We spent time at the beach and stayed out on the balcony for as [...]

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July 19 2014

From the Whinery Sat Jul 19 2014, 00:50:09

If you follow me on Instagram (If you don't, go take a peek, I'll wait), you've probably seen a few photos of our balcony. It's a darling little balcony, dotted with colourful blooming flowers; hydrangeas, begonias, azaleas, lilies and a few other plants I can't identify. For years, come every summer, the balcony would lay [...]

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July 11 2014

From the Whinery Fri Jul 11 2014, 02:45:18

I've been feeling a little rushed lately; at work and at home... even my thoughts seem hurried and moments feel hastened. I've never been a fan of this culture of busyness, what a truly bizarre way to live - It's like everything I do is just so I can get to the next important thing, [...]

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June 20 2014

From the Whinery Fri Jun 20 2014, 02:45:20

There are a few interesting stories to this chocolate pizza; two involves children, sort of - fitting since I'm pretty sure kids would love this sweet pizza. Both are cute stories, of how I came to own a box of colourful Dutch sprinkles and a gooey tub of chocolate spread made with cocoa from Ghana. [...]

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June 13 2014

From the Whinery Fri Jun 13 2014, 02:45:38

We spent last weekend getting our little balcony summer ready.We've had many wonderfully long sun-filled days - the neighbourhood is awakened, with the beaches and parks are bustling with people. It feels decidedly like summer now. Our local farmers' market started last weekend; that to me is the sign of summer's start; the vibrant and [...]

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June 4 2014

From the Whinery Wed Jun 4 2014, 02:45:11

One weekend last month, my sister (@pearlsa) and I drove down to Seattle to attend a food styling and photography class with Aran Goyoaga and Leela Cyd. Aran is a freelance food stylist, photographer, and writer; she's the author of award winning blog Cannelle et Vanille Leela is multi-talented food, travel and lifestyle photographer and [...]

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May 29 2014

From the Whinery Thu May 29 2014, 02:45:47

Plantain and beans; it sounds so exotic now, almost foreign, yet it used to be my favourite food not too long ago. This beloved Ghanaian food of fried plantains and stewed beans holds a special place in my heart - sold by street vendors and a staple in homes, it's one of the few meals [...]

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May 12 2014

From the Whinery Mon May 12 2014, 02:45:26

My favourite childhood memories are of my mom making us breakfast; fermented corn-dough porridge (koko), thick creamy oatmeal, fried egg sandwiches with hot cocoa and crepe-like pancakes on special occasions. Food has always been an integral part of our family; from when we struggled to grow enough to when we ate in abundance - we've [...]

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May 8 2014

From the Whinery Thu May 8 2014, 02:45:35

Over the holidays, our dear friend J. gave us a box of pears so fragrant and juicy, my mom and I still reminisce about those pears months later. This headed us into eating pears throughout the season; we'd get pears on our weekly grocery run and snack on them throughout the week or incorporate them [...]

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April 30 2014

From the Whinery Wed Apr 30 2014, 02:45:23

I've been neglecting this space lately, not giving it the attention it so deserves. The funny thing is, I've been cooking and rediscovering food and photography with renewed fervency, I just can't seem to translate the passion on to this spot. I have so many stories and discoveries to share - it's a little overwhelming [...]

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