Recipe for today: Stewed Madora (Mopane Worms)


2 Servings ~ 15 minutes

  • 400g madora
  • Shallots (1 stem)
  • 1 1/2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 ground black pepper
  • Oil for frying

Quick Instructions

  1. Soak madora in boiling water for 10 minutes. Get your other ingredients ready which are  1/2 tsp ginger, 4 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 ground black pepper and oil for frying. Drain your madora using a colander and rinse them. Heat oil in pan, add your garlic and ginger and swirl.
  2. Add madora and cook stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Add curry powder and stir. Add onions and stir until the onions are done (about 2 min)
  3. Add tomatoes and stir again until they are cooked (2 min). Finally add shallots and stir until everything is mixed and blended in (1 min).
  4. Your delicacy is ready to serve with plain sadza or to eat plain.

Recipe courtesy of Zimbo Kitchen

How about some white wine Sangria for the weekend?



1/2 cup sugar
1 cup orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
1 cup vodka or lemon-lime carbonated beverage
2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced, slices cut into half
1 medium orange, thinly sliced, cut in half if desired
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
750 ml dry white wine (3 1/2 cups)
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled (4 cups)


  • 1
    In half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, stir sugar, orange liqueur and vodka until sugar is dissolved.
  • 2
    Into another half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, pour half of vodka mixture. Divide fruits and wine evenly between pitchers. Refrigerate until serving.
  • 3
    Just before serving, pour half of club soda into each pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve immediately. If desired, serve over ice.

    Remember to drink responsibly! Happy Weekend!

#onestopshop #sangria #weekend


How About A Bubbly Beer Spritzer Right About Now!



Grab tall cold glasses and pour half the glasses with the golden brown beer, now like a super star fill the rest of the glass with Sprite! When the foam clears cheers with your friends and enjoy!

An easy to mix drink to ease into the week and we have all the ingredients for you at the click of a button! #helloconvenience

Please note, alcohol is prohibited to persons under the age of 18. Please drink responsibly.

For the love of ethnic earthenware


The beautiful craft of pottery reflects more than just our traditions; it is an art form that has existed since ages past, passed down by our ancestors.

The beauty and richness of our long-standing culture resonates in these ceramic
artefacts, that have, over the years, evolved to suit the current scenario.

From simple earthenware, pottery has transformed and taken on a modern facade to fulfill a changing aesthetic and functional role in modern houses.

More and more people are turning to these hand-moulded products to decorate their homes.

From childhood mud pots and mud vessels had been an important part of the kitchen since ages.

The trend slowly died, but now, it has new life and re-entered houses as decorative elements.

The usage of terracotta clay as decoration, though, is not new and has existed through the years though now it is easy to obtain as you can buy online from the comfort of your home.

You can literally be sitting and staring at a corner that needs a special piece and you can log onto the Hammer and Tongues shopping mall and get it in the Dhaka Decor store. That is the beauty of online shopping!



Fish for brainpower?


Do you remember how when you were younger, you were constantly reminded to eat a lot of fish because it would increase your brain power?

Well, fish consumption is linked to reduced decline in brain function in old age. People who eat fish regularly also have more grey matter in the brain centers that control memory and emotion so our elders really knew what they were talking about!

Fish is high in many nutrients that most people aren’t getting enough of which includes high-quality protein, iodine and various vitamins and minerals.

It is generally considered to be among the best foods you can eat for a healthy heart. Not surprisingly, many large observational studies have shown that people who eat fish regularly seem to have a lower risk of life threatening diseases.

Another benefit is that fish is delicious and so easy to prepare and although that isn’t a health benefit, it is still very important.

For this reason, it should be relatively easy to incorporate it into your diet. Eating fish once or twice per week is considered sufficient to reap the benefits and when you buy from Hammer and tongues Shopping Mall, it is coming from Lake Kariba straight to your pot!

Remember that you can order your fish and get it fresh next time you buy groceries online @



Are you part of the global village?


Since we are now living as part of a global village, where information is ever flowing, cellphones, computers and their accessories are important in aiding that flow.

It is now even easy to access emails or other business communication on a cellphone, tablet or laptop. Distance is no longer a problem as long as there is internet connectivity.

Apps have been tailor made to bring ease of access to people all over the world and with a cellphone alone, social spheres are greatly expanded by the openness of the web and the ease at which people can search for online communities and interact with others who share the same interests and concerns.

We have found our own niche in the global village where we make it possible to buy online in Zimbabwe.

Find all your computers, cellphones, smartphones, cameras et al right here!

Vodka Gimlet


When it comes to mixed drinks, vodka seems to be everyone’s go-to liquor. It goes down easy and tastes decent with pretty much anything. Here’s a simple to mix but lovely cocktail for you.


  • 2 shots vodka
  • 1 shot fresh lime juice
  • ¾ simple syrup (simple syrup is nothing more than a solution of sugar dissolved in water. This is one of the easiest ingredients you can prepare at home, and it’s a basic, indispensable part of your cocktail arsenal
  • Lime wedge, for serving


Shake vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup. Pour into a coupe and garnish with lime wedge


5 Advantages of using gas to cook


Immediate responsive heat: With a simple turn of the dial the flame gets bigger or smaller so that the change in heat is immediate, precise, and easy to control. There’s no long wait for the pan to heat up or for it to cool down which saves time and ensures dishes aren’t spoilt by a slow response. Temperatures are closer to the recommended heat in recipe books, helping you to achieve dependable results every time you cook.

Even heat distribution: The flames on a gas cooktop are central so that they heat pans evenly, with no cool spots and without scorching them.

Less wasted heat: Gas cooktops emit less heat which means saving power in the long run.

Alternative source of energy that is not interrupted by power cuts: If your electricity is cut by inclement weather you can still cook on a gas cooktop

Cleaner fuel: Gas cooktops are environmentally friendly.

Your gas requirements are covered in the Redan store online where household appliances are accessible at the click of a button! Now that’s convenience!