Setting the Table- Facts about Kenya & Recipe

Are you ready for fall? The artisans of Baskets and Beads Kenya have been busy preparing for the fall with new product lines like a 2-in-1 necklace, a table set that is perfect for the fall holidays, and bandanas!

Last month, we talked about the power of negotiation and the principles of fair trade.

Recently, we have been talking about having fun while doing what you love and sharing facts about Kenya like...

  • Large animals such as lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants and rhinoceros are present in Kenya.
  • In Kenya they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • Kenya is named after Mt Kenya, the tallest mountain in the country (5,199 metres, 17,057 feet).
  • Kenya gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1963.
  • Hydroelectricity is the largest contributor to Kenya's electricity supply.
  • Kenya shares Lake Victoria, the world's second-largest freshwater lake, with Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Some foods that are universally eaten in Kenya are ugali, sukuma wiki, and nyama choma.
  • Swahili is the language spoken most often and the word for beach is Pwani.

One of the things I love about Kenya is its unique recipes! Ugali is a staple for the Kenya table. I think it's kind of like a cross between porridge and rice. It's very filling and served with stew, meat or other dish.

Here is one for Ugali , which is best when stirred with a wooden spoon. Want to add some nice decor to your table, desk or vanity? Add a hand etched unique tree of life soapstone dish in your favorite color.

We are still raising funds to help feed our artisans while we are building back to sustainability. Thank you to everyone who has helped to put food on the table for the artisans of Kenya. It has been a long journey since the start and it has been our mission to keep families fed. Look for more recipes in the future as we create main courses to go with our ugali and set our table for the holidays.



Eldonna Fernandez

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