Posts Tagged ‘Ghana’
Hello friends, I hope you are having a terrific day.
Last week after watching those family videos I started thinking more about my grandmother. I remember her looking at her hands and saying, “wow, my hands look so old“. When she’d say that, I would hold both of her hands in mine, give them each a kiss and say, “Mama, your hands are so beautiful”.
Keeping her hands smooth and wrinkle free was always a major concern of hers and now it has become one of mine. When I look at my hands I too see signs of aging, and although that isn’t a bad thing I do know how she felt.
Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is a great treatment for minor burns, eczema, dark spots, discoloration, blemishes and dry skin which can make you look older. Pregnant women and new mother’s can also use pure Shea Butter to treat stretch marks. Cleopatra’s Choice is a fair trade product produced by women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa.
Because Shea Butter is good for preventing wrinkles and keeping your skin moisturized, I keep this container on the nightstand as a reminder to use on both my hands and feet before going to bed.
There is no overpowering scent to this long lasting, deep absorbing Shea Butter and it will not clog my pores or leave my skin feeling greasy. This winter I’ll probably use it on my elbows and knees before leaving the house in the mornings.
Cleopatra’s Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter can be ordered from Amazon.com and it will be quickly shipped so that you can have it before the end of sandal season.
Stay Blessed ~ No Stress in 2014!
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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
In today’s Friday Foodie I am featuring the Grand Opening of the Middletown African Market located on 725 North Broad Street. Owners Abena Mansah and Kwaku Duah are recent transplants from the Bronx, by way of Ghana. In partnership with other family members they also owned an African Market in Yonkers, NY.
During their many visits to family and friends in Delaware they were often asked to load up the car with food items to bring with them. These visits also highlighted the need for a place to purchase authentic African and Caribbean foodstuff. However, in not finding anyone who was interested in doing so they decided to take a leap of faith and left New York to open the Middletown African Market in the Middletown Square Shopping Center.
Abena and Kwaku along with their son came to visit Delaware, fell in love with Middletown and never left, “we love it here”, says Abena, “the people are friendly and the school district is wonderful”.
The Middletown African Market hopes to meet the needs of the large African population in Delaware so they no longer need to travel to Philadelphia or as far north as New York. The Market’s shelves are fully stocked with African and Caribbean food items, clothing, music, movies, jewelry, beauty and novelty items.
Freezers are stocked with smoked fish, turkey, chicken, beef, cassava and other root vegetables. Long shelves contain canned meats, fruits, vegetables, bags of rice, wheat, potatoes, dry beans and snack foods. Authentic oils, spices, canned goods as well as fresh Sweet Yams and Plantains are available.
Kente Cloth, Waist Beads, Kufis, and beauty products including lotions with Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, Black Soap, shampoos and conditioners are neatly displayed across the back shelves.
Saturday’s Grand Opening was both exciting and lively with many customers, both African and non-African shopping, sharing and filling their baskets with food items to be used for Sunday’s dinner.
Middletown African Market accepts all major credit cards, EBT and is open Monday to Saturday, 9:00 am to 8:00 p.m., closed on Sunday.
Abena offered to teach me to cook a few authentic African meals, so expect to see them showcased in a future Friday Foodie Features.
Have a wonderful day – Smooches!