Margaret is a neighbour of the CMF hostel here in Yaounde Cameroon.She also attends Mission Baptist church of Awai, the CBC church that we attend with our students. She has worked for missionaries as a domestic for many years. The problem with her work is that everytime a missionary family goes home on home assignment [...]
On my way to the bursar the other day alone with Jessica we got stopped by the gendarmes at a road check. All my papers were in order…but he still insisted that I leave Jessica with him at the check point and go get more papers to prove that she belongs in Cameroon. He asked [...]
Life is always interesting here in Cameroon. I have started school break and am learning what it means to do physical labour. My mom asked one of the Cameroonian yard workers to apprentice me this break and teach me to use a cutlass. We live at the edge of the rainforest, while that may have [...]
At our school here in Africa we don’t call this vacation “summer vacation”, we just call it “break”. We do that here in Africa, because technically there is no summer, there is just rainy season and dry season. Anyway the hostel got empty really fast and now it actually has an echo. I started off [...]
One thing that Celestine(CMF COOK) does well is make things go a long way. Here at CMF Hostel we make our own yoghurt in big quantities so that we can have sour cream and creamy salad dressings.
1 125g starter plain yoghurt (unsweetened)
3 cups of powdered milk
3 cups cool water
Mix these [...]
It’s that time of year again…the time of goodbye’s. The last month has been very busy at the CMF hostel and RFIS (Rainforest International School) with IGCSE exams, drama production week, graduation banquet, SAT, AP exams and regular exams. Us hostel parents have called this month, “May Madness”. With all of this business, sometimes it’s [...]
I try to be a little creative with the food I serve the kids in the hostel (sometimes by choice and sometimes from necessity of not having the ingredients I need) I thought I would share a couple of my favourites here on this blog.
Tomato, Onion, Avocado Salad.
Layer sliced tomatoes on a large serving platter. [...]
I remember as a child how much I hated perogi making day. Hours and hours of standing in the kitchen rolling, cutting and stuffing perogies. Today I taught Celestine our wonderful Cameroonian cook how to make these delicious little tournovers. The whole time telling her stories of my childhood days of making what seemed like [...]
I can’t believe it’s already December 7th!!! Looking out the window and seeing green grass and palm trees is making it very hard for this Canadian to get into the Christmas spirit. Yesterday I baked sugar cookies and decorated them while listening to Christmas music. Although the cookies tasted wonderful, it didn’t really help with [...]