Going to Grace’s


Last week I went to visit Grace again, with Moses this time and was so excited to grab some ingredients before we came to the watch her do her thing.  On the phone, while we were buying ingredients, Grace asked me if I liked liver- what to say… Im getting better at liking it so I said yes! So that night I watched Grace as she made Liver Soup and Onion Lemon Chapati- Grace is totally in her element when cooking! It is the nicest place to be, at Graces house watching her cook by candle light with her daughter admiring her mother’s work and Grace’s son playing with his toy cars on my lap. It rained which made it even more cozy and we sung Happy Birthday to Kirk and stuck a big candle in a little scone to celebrate. We ended up spending the night and watched the movie “The Princess Bride” on my laptop that night before falling asleep. These visits are becoming the highlights in my week- Grace and her kids, the cozy atomosphere, and witnessing Grace cook amazing food is a treasured time for me and a time to relax with a friend!

  Lemon and Onion Chapati

2 small onions, chopped or grated

½ Lemon

2-3 tsp Salt

1 KG flour

1 ½ cups flour

3 TBSP oil 

  1. In a big bowl mix 3 cups of hot water with salt and then add 1 KG of flour to the water. Mix using hands.
  2. Add the onion and then add oil; continuing to mix with your hands, kneading until dough is elastic.
  3. Add another portion of flour until dough is at a consistency that it is easy to roll out without sticking.
  4. Let dough rest for at least 20 minutes, up to 1 hour.
  5. Take a fist-full at a time and roll dough piece into a ball with hands. Place on a floured surface and roll with a rolling pin until dough is flat and rounded in shapeand maybe a milimeter thick.
  6. Place on a hot skillet with a little oil in pan and let chapati completely cook on one isde beofre flipping it to the other side. When you flip to the other side take a spoonful of oil and pour underneath the frying chapati as it cooks and a bit on top.


Liver Soup

2 tsp salt, 1 tsp salt

½ KG cow liver, chopped into bite-size pieces

1 TBSP oil

½ small onion

3 cloves garlic, chopped

½ lemon

3 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1 cup peas

1 bullion cube

  1. Place 1 ½ cup water, 2 tsp salt, and liver in saucepan and cover to boil until Liver is cooked through; then remove from heat.
  2. Heat the oil in another saucepan on the stove and then add liver pieces and ½ small onion. Next add the garlic, which has been crushed into the lemon juice. Let sizzle a bit.
  3. Add tomatoes and stir. Add another tsp of salt.
  4. Add peas. (there will not be much water in the pot right now.) Cover and let cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add another cup of water to boil for 20 minutes.
  6. Add bullion cube and stir.
  7. Eat soup with Chapati as an accompaniment.

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