Sunday, 30 January 2011


Sunday is normally a day when I try to relax and prepare my mind and body for the working week ahead.
As I was in-charge of the kitchen today :), I decided to choose the following ingredients :
* adzuki beans : well, I noticed my first strand of grey hair the other day. I am wearing it with much pride and apart from stress being a factor, I also realise that it is a sign that my melanin levels are dropping which means I need to increase my folic acid content. Adzuki beans is a natural source for folic acid - folic acid helps maintain the natural colouring agent [melanin].

* virgin organic coconut oil : I love cooking with this oil because it helps to enhance the flavour of what I cook. I also love it because after undergoing a total thyroidectomy, this is the supplement I will rather ingest than the pills I was prescribed.

* kalonji seeds : these black tiny seeds are also known as black cumin which produces the black seed oil. It is used in naan bread. As an asthmatic, I read that it could help with this respiratory problem as well as alopecia which was caused by my thyroid problem :(

*mustard seeds/onions/garlic: to help give me that warm feel as it has been very cold lately. All three are rich in selenium which when taken internally, helps to prevent blood clots. Selenium is also useful in the fight against dandruff.

* cardamom : to heat up my body not forgetting my feet which take a lot of battering during the week.

Friday, 14 January 2011


I am a woman of few words - I can honestly say that without pinching my nose.
I however sometimes like to get things off my chest and what a better way to do that than via the medium of a simple comfortable t-shirt.

Earlier this week, I answered a phone-call from a gentleman asking about our moringa leaf powder. As time went by, we started talking about African politics. This is one area which unfortunately has a very sore place in my heart. I have witnessed most African leaders in denial amongst others.
Anyway, I recently met Kwabena of KayobiClothing. One of Kwabena's t-shirt states "make fufu not war". Fufu is a starchy food in Ghana - best eaten with a lovely bowl of peppery soup. Imagine if most of these African leaders could wear one of these t-shirts sat around a bowl of fufu with soup rather than fighting each other!!!! I can only dream but until that dream becomes reality, why not enjoy the softness of Kwabena's comfortable t-shirts?

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


I am a bit late in updating the blog with our current special offer - sorry :(
How much do you love shea? Enough to spread all over the body and hair and even share with the family? Well, we have a lot of tubs to go round with our special offer of 350g - high in vitamin e for your skin, low in £ for your pocket. Get your tub of pure unrefined shea butter

Sheabutter Cottage

Friday, 7 January 2011


Afrihyia Pa is our traditional way of saying Happy New Year in the Akan language [Ghana]. Thank you so much for all the support during 2010 - we feel humbled that you chose us to supply you with our range of products.
We look forward to supplying you again in 2011 [thank you so much for a very busy great start to the new year].

If you ever want to read some snippets from me when I am not processing orders nor chasing my rascals, then head over to our facebook fanpage where I have just posted something on
Kwahu nsusua/Abetifi mogyaduro.
Have a great weekend