The Women’s Challenge

Approximately 20 women challenged themselves to construct a fish pond in 3 days. I’m so lucky to have been a part of this amazing feat. It was a collaboration of women farmers/food producers from the UK and women farmers from Kenya.

I think I’m going to start a new fitness trend it’s called pick up a shovel and dig. Well no, that’s not catchy I’ll call it “28 days to dig yourself thin” oooh even better “28 days to dig the new you”. It was a full body workout.

Unfortunately I was only able to join them for 1 day so I don’t have photos of the completed pond but I know I’ll get to see it soon and when I do I’ll be sure to post photos.

Here are the photos and of course I wore my signature fish top. Remember it from HERE.

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The Dance of the Fish

In America, my guilty pleasure is reality chef competitions. I could spend hours watching the mastery in these televised kitchens, imagining the way the food tastes, taking notes of things I wanted to personally try and always ending each episode wishing I was a member in the audience.

I see I was dreaming and wishing far too small.

Ashley Palmer Watts, executive chef of London’s renown restaurant “Dinner”, was coming to Kenya and not just Kenya but MY AREA. WHY? To learn about organic fish farming in Kenya. And who is the master of fish farming? ME! Well I’m not I just got caught up in the emotional build up but I’m supervised and partnered with the people who are the masters of fish farming in Kenya.

And like that my dream of sitting in an audience was trumped by my reality of visiting fish farmers, learning more about fishing in the Lake and having a full out celebration with Mama Joyce and her family, Ashley and Farm Africa.

Fish Farmer & Lake Victoria Visit

Pre-Game

Food Prep

Dance of the Harvest

Dinner Served

Menu

Tomato, Potato, Ginger and Tilapia Stew

Grilled Fish on a Bed of Banana Leaves

Mango/Citrus Salsa

Chapati

The Party

Duncan: Before and After