This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Liberian feast

This evening we joined the Africa Mercy's nine Liberian crew members in celebrating their country's Independence Day. Liberia was the first country in Africa to become a republic, gaining independence from America in 1847.

Anyway, Chris and Oretha spent the whole day cooking a selection of Liberian dishes, including my absolute favourite, rice and potato greens (below):

Below, African chicken and jollof rice, and a bowl of spicy Liberian peppers:

Below, 7 out of 9 of our Liberians; Wablo, Chris, Gregory, Eddie, Libby, Oretha, and Sieh.

There was enough food to allow Libby and me to plate up more fish and greens for dinner tomorrow! Happy Birthday Liberia. Olly


Anonymous said...

great post Olly - Happy Liberian Independence day - give Libby a hug from me....and Sally too for that matter - Bren xxxx

Tyrone B, said...

Oh man did Oretha make those spicy mixed beans with chicken feet in them? I love that, and the Chicken and Pumpkin dish/stew she makes, YUM!