Following a suggestion by my brother I thought I’d share some of the sounds Mwanza and I have started with the dawn chorus and the bird songs of Sunday Morning here in Isamilo.
We have a lovely garden here and birds are aplenty – in the track below you will here Black Headed Gonoleck ( dop dop dop weep and wowp wowp) Mourning Doves (dhloooo), a bird as yet unidentified with it’s rhythmical “do do we do”, a cockerel, black kites (high pitched wheeek), Cape Robin Chat (choop be choop be woo), the dogs, our cat mewing to come out, among other sounds including the Imam at a local mosque.
White Browed Robin Chat
Mourning Dove and White Bellied Canary
Black headed Gonoleks
Red Cheeked Cordon Bleu
These are the sounds of my Sunday morning. What are yours?
With the girls getting better and my son out for the afternoon playing MineCraft. I decided to do some baking. I enjoy cooking and in the UK did most of it. Here in Tanzania the presence of a Houseworker, who likes cooking (and baking in particular) and Anita being at home has meant I have done less of this. Even so given the chance it’s nice to spend a little time cooking.
I fancied making scones and was tempted by the large number of mangos to do something like Mango Scones. Scouring the net for I found some good recipes – alas we had no eggs. Then I tried searching “Banana bread” before thinking Mango and Banana bread – I even found an eggless one here. Although not a vegan – it fitted the bill.
if I were to change one thing I would probably dice the mango finer otherwise it tasted perfect.
Still wanting scones I turned to making Cheeses Scones – the lack of sufficient butter led me to searching for an oil based recipe which I found here. I simple substituted the oil suggested for our own bog standard vegetable oil .