Valerie Asiimwe Amani
I am thankful for the desert
for the burn of the thirst
for without it
I would not know
how much I was watered
now as I am in the ocean’s last tide
I lay ready to return to the earth.
1. Mix sugar, baking powder, cardamon and cinnamon in a bowl.
2. Beat eggs and milk in a separate bowl.
3. Add butter to flour mixture and mix gently while pouring in egg and milk mixture.
4. Stir with a wooden spoon until dough starts to form.
5. Knead softly on surface with hands until smooth.
6. Transfer back to bowl, covering with a kitchen towel and let rest for 1.5 hours.
7. Fill up a small pot with cooking oil of your choice - heat to 120 degrees. Roll out dough and cut into triangle or square shapes
putting up to 5 in the oil at a time.
8. Once mandazis puff up and float with a golden brown tone they are ready.
3 tsp Baking Powder
4 Tbsp Soft Brown Sugar 1.5 Tbsp Butter/ Margerine 1.5 tsp Crushed cardamon 1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Medium egg
1/2 Cup milk
the river bed is used to rest the river body
how many lifetimes were stitched together at your birth?
how many forms of bodies?
we start with a dream
in the dream there were three women...
i wonder now, how you remind yourself of your recovery.
can you come and float with me?
the women had no bodies
the women had one body
the women transformed into memories
the memories transformed into objects
are you a body or an object?
even memories must move with the current
a memory object
a memory portal
in parts, and limbs and sound [please watch video on full screen with sound on]
maybe we can cook together
maybe we can create more recipes for healing