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Umoja: Sarina‚Äôs Ochro Rice

Umoja/Unity: To strive for a principled and harmonious togetherness in family, community, nation, and world.” What is unity? Is it the sharing of a single purpose, a single outlook? Is it a shared history? Does diversity strengthen or weaken it? Is it inclusive or exclusive? These are questions that I have been wrestling with lately … Continue reading

Fried Cornmeal Okra

Okra is originally from West Africa, for it was introduced to the American South by the Atlantic Slave trade. Traditional African-American recipes mix okra with tomatoes, lima beans and corn. Find them in soups or stews such as gumbo and jambalaya. In this recipe, okra is fried in a cornmeal batter. Like many fried dishes, … Continue reading