The 5 Second Rule.

5 sec rule

Oh! I am so guilty of this but see why we shouldn’t do it.

The five-second rule — pick up that dropped food on the floor fast if you want to safely eat it — may have some basis in reality, researchers report.

“Consuming food dropped on the floor still carries an infection risk, as it very much depends on which bacteria are present on the floor at the time,” Anthony Hilton, a professor of microbiology at Aston University in England, said in university news release. Continue reading The 5 Second Rule.

Mixed bell pepper salad

Let dabble a bit into bell peppers today.

Bell pepper, also known as sweet pepper or a pepper (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) and capsicum (in India, Australia and New Zealand), is a cultivar group of the species Capsicum annuum. Cultivars of the plant produce fruits in different colors, including red, yellow, orange, green, chocolate/brown, vanilla/white, and purple. Bell peppers are sometimes grouped with less pungent pepper varieties as “sweet peppers”. Continue reading Mixed bell pepper salad

Tips: How to get good chunks of Fish in your pot of soup (Secret of the twine).

It is a struggle these days to get your dried/smoked chunky goodness in your favourite pot of soup. Stirring the pot of soup crumbles the fish to pieces and the high temperature while cooking doesn’t help matters.

How did our grandmas do it? Continue reading Tips: How to get good chunks of Fish in your pot of soup (Secret of the twine).

Vatican City drinks more wine per person than anywhere else in the world.


According to The Independent, more wine is drunk per person in the Vatican City than in any other country in the world, according to the latest statistics released by the Wine Institute.

The figures show that residents of the Vatican consume 74 litres of wine on average – roughly equivalent to 105 bottles over the course of a year. Continue reading Vatican City drinks more wine per person than anywhere else in the world.

Yummy Yam Pottage.

Yams are starchy staples in the form of large tubers produced by annual and perennial vines grown in Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, South Pacific and Asia. There are hundreds of wild and domesticated Dioscorea species. White Guinea yam, D. rotundata, is the most important species especially in the dominant yam production zone in West and Central Africa
Yam is one of my favourite foods. I grew up loving it and I do not hesitate to prepare a yammy recipe. 🙂 This is a proper Nigerian delicacy and the vegetables can be alternated. I chose to use green and red bell peppers for this recipe (oyibo tins) but Ugu (pumpkin leaves), scent leaves can also be used. They equally taste amazing. Continue reading Yummy Yam Pottage.


I am so happy to introduce to you my new food blog; Matse Cooks. So excited! 🙂 This blog was created just for you. Join me to explore and experience the beauty of great food and drinks through photos, videos and right in your own kitchens. I have always been a foodie, willing to experiment and create. I hope I bring you joy through your senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and sounds. Never hesitate to ask questions or make comments. Matse cooks for YOU! Enjoy!

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