Posho and Beans

At Kibebe Primary School and almost every other primary school in Uganda, ‘posho and beans’ is the lunchtime meal, eaten by everyone, every day of the week, for as long as anyone can remember. Posho is a Ugandan staple, made by ‘mingling’ maize flour with water until it becomes something that resembles a solid lump of…

How to make injera, Mulu Ecolodge style

This blog is about the most famous Ethiopian cuisine – the ‘injera’. Nailing down a recipe for injera has been surprisingly tough, whenever I have asked people about exact quantities or timings, the response has been frustratingly vague, “you just know” or “you have to feel it in your heart”. Ingredients change depending on where…

Goshe’s (wife’s) Lamb Tibs

  Goshe, who was in charge of keeping us alive and out of trouble during our trek This recipe comes from a man called Goshe, who acted as our ‘scout’ for the 250km trek we did in the Ethiopian Highlands and was, as far as I could tell, an absolute hero. Goshe was one of…

Mahalit’s Shiro

The town of Lalibela marks the end of our long trek through the Ethiopian highlands. We arrive in need of a shower and somewhere to shake the dust out of all our things. Also, just in time before I have a full-blown meltdown about having to walk up another hill. Lalibela is famous for its…

Nurlin’s Doro Wat (chicken stew)

One of the first things Cass and I did in Ethiopia was a long trek through the Simien Mountains to the ancient town of Lalibela. We walked more than 250km in 15 days, camping in villages along the way. It was tough, smelly and dusty, but beautiful and a great introduction to the country and…