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My Dear Sister, Lakh and the Sailors’ Barometer

18 Apr

1   Found a phone message, left at about midnight last night, from my dear sister, Deborah aka Daisy in Hawaii, telling me she loves me and that she is loving seeing the joy in my postings about Senegal – a beautiful moment indeed. Thank you!

2   Researching Lakh on the net to help with my Senegal postings, I came across this blog which is just so evocative of all we experienced. You might like to have a look.  http://friendsfooddrinks.blogspot.co.uk/2011/01/thieboudienne-lakh-mafe.html

Lakh is a bit like green rice pudding but made with millet and on top there is the most scrumptious creamy mixture, not unlike condensed milk which some readers will know I have a sweet tooth for!

Lakh - a fabulously sweet and delicious pudding

3   We’ve had very sudden and very heavy April showers today (lovely for the garden) and one of the things I like when the weather is going to be stormy is to watch the blue water in our Sailors’ Barometer rising. Today, at the peak of the heavy rain, it overflowed. I took the photo a bit later on when I realised that it would be one of today’s beautiful things!

Sailors' Barometer

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in art, family, Food, Senegal, travel

 

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5 responses to “My Dear Sister, Lakh and the Sailors’ Barometer

  1. Kathleen Richardson

    January 30, 2013 at 12:36 am

    Sally, remember I told you I gave one of these barometers to my son-in-law for Christmas (2012) because I read about it on your blog? Today my daughter sent me an email with a picture and the words — “It works!” They happened to look at it and saw that the colored water was up near the top and registering as “Stormy”. They wondered if something wasn’t wrong since it wasn’t a bit stormy, but an hour later they got their storm!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 30, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      I’m delighted to hear that! I had thought of asking how it was received a couple of times so it’s lovely to hear it works! It’s a good warning system! 🙂

       
  2. Mame Cheikh

    August 12, 2012 at 3:14 am

    thats from my country senegal thats easy to make and thats really good lol you want me to send some plates ? lol

     
  3. dhphotosite

    April 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Wow it must have quite a storm to have the barometer overflow!!! the lakh sounds yummy!

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      April 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Thank you for your comments. I’d love to make the Lakh sometime but don’t really know how. Next time we visit, I’ll watch and learn!

       

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