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DIY Pepper Spice

Microbes like humans always look for an environment to thrive irrespective of what it is, and foods have not been an exemption. Going through the refrigerator sometimes last week I was so shocked to see moulds already winning and dining on these beautiful peppers;”ball pepper and red pepper” (there has not been constant light supply, and we actually forgot we still had them). My first instinct was to thrash it cos it was so not going in my tummy, but then as a food scientist, I had to think of something to salvage the situation.  Here’s what I did;

First, I boiled half a kettle of water, then poured it on the pepper. After a while, I drained off the water, rinsed the pepper well and then poured another round of hot water. The first treatment should have been enough to kill and blanch the pepper but just to be certain I killed those microbes, I had to treat a second time.

After treatment, I spread the pepper on a tray and set out to dry under the sun. That took like three days though, but it was worth it

Lastly, I blended the dried pepper with bullion cube (I used half of Knorr for mine). Once done I packaged it in a dry nylon. The blending varies on how you want the spice, either powdered or not.


My result was a ready to use tasty pepper spice. I used some of it this morning in frying egg and it was deli.

Note: This does not apply in all situations oo. In cases where the entire seed is covered with mould, don’t salvage oo, cos there is nothing to rescue again, the whole nutrient is gone.

Sorry I could not show you pictures, no means to get that for now. I hope I have shared a little if not much. Thank you.

DIY Rice Pap

I did it I did it I did it. **dancing**


don’t mind my photography #nonprofessionals

Was supposed to give the how to make rice pap last week, but I din’t want to give a copied one, so I did my own pap in a food scientist way. Continue reading DIY Rice Pap

Ways of Preserving Mango all year round

Mango fruit is that one fruit I know majority of Bowen students can die for. During mango season you’ll see guys and ladies carrying buckets and poly bags, some even go to the extent of climbing the tree. I know of a lady that can go any mile just to get that sweet, succulent and juicy  property in one fruit. Even with the rate at which this fruit is being consumed, some of them still end up in the bin. Not because we want to be wasteful but because we can’t eat all. And then it’s the end of mango season. No more mango, now we wait for the coming year. Though there are different ways of preserving fruits, but can mango be preserved? Can it be stored for long?

Yes and yes. Here are some methods of preserving the fruit to last till another season Continue reading Ways of Preserving Mango all year round

DIY Rice Milk

Plant milks are becoming so popular that they are now used in place of cow milk. This is because they could be used for infant and adults with lactose intolerance as well as for vegetarian or others who like to consume dairy products free from cholesterol. Plant milk can be gotten from a lot of sources like grains (barley, oat, rice), legumes (pea, soya, peanut), nuts (almond, cashew, coconut, hazelnut) and seeds (sesame seed, sunflower seed). Continue reading DIY Rice Milk