First blog post in a while…and recent events in Lusaka

Well, it has been nearly 2 years since my (Ryan) last post. I’m quite prolific, I know. The point of this particular blog is to revive my participation on this blog that Justine has carried on in my absence, as well as to catch you up on the interesting events of the last month –Continue reading “First blog post in a while…and recent events in Lusaka”

Finding space to create in a garlic clove

Malawian garlic is small. Very small. When a recipe calls for one clove of garlic, I use four. Chop off the small end, and carefully peel back shell to reveal tender, pungent flesh. Until two months ago, I was helpless in the kitchen. Kitchen wisdom from my resourceful mother, and tips from my creative-in-the-kitchen sister-in-law,Continue reading “Finding space to create in a garlic clove”

Malaria: A global issue becomes personal

We couldn’t have been asleep for more than a few hours. Waking up in the middle of the night has become a pattern in these last few weeks of pregnancy – each time a reminder that life is growing, coming soon. This time, there was shaking. It was like an earthquake, and I relaxed untilContinue reading “Malaria: A global issue becomes personal”