Best pots and Pans for cooking cookware

Guide for choosing safe pots and pans for cooking

Usually, when we shop for pots and pans, we tend to look at two/three major factors.

  1. Quality
  2. Durability
  3. Price.

But these are not the only variables that should concern us. For a few people, the material that the pots and pans are made from also play a role. This is really important. If you have ever shopped for pots and pans, perhaps one of the most confusing things is the sheer varieties of materials available.

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Gari

Last weekend, the picture below started making its way around social media with a lot of people asking why NAFDAC would permit Garri to be imported into the country.

I have a few things to say:

I know that at this point, we are horrified, especially with the state of the economy, and we are looking for someone to blame but NAFDAC’s job does not involve deciding what to let in and what not to. They regulate Food and Drug Products in terms of their manufacture. They are just to determine whether the companies that are bringing in these products are doing a good job of manufacturing. C’est fini! We need to find another whipping boy to blame for permitting this into the country.

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Eighty years old!Today, my father turned 80. This in itself is an achievement. The fact that he has remained healthy, able to walk, talk and even exercise, makes it even more so.

I deliberately keep from discussing my family on this blog, but today, I will deviate from the norm because I have an important message to pass across. I will decide if this remains.  (more…)

NITC 17 flyer- head into 2017 strong

Naturals in the City, Lagos’ quarterly natural hair meet-up is rolling back around this December! I had so much fun at Naturals in the City 16 in September, it really was my favourite one yet. Naturals in the City 17 is on December 17, the last weekend before Christmas, so let’s top the last experience, shall we? I look forward to hanging with you at our usual joint, Cafe Neo on 6, Agoro Odiyan Street, Victoria Island.

As usual, we will be having impactful talks and practical workshops. The theme for the meet-up is “Head into 2017 Strong!”, because you are so important to us, we want you starting on the right foot in the new year. Prepare to treat yourself, and the ones you love, by shopping from the great brands in our marketplace.

See photos from the last meet-up in this post HERE and more on the official website: nitcnigeria.com.

Have a great week!

Words by TheKinkAndI

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One of the inquiries I get most is about making natural skin care products and if I can teach a class. Due to the demand, I created the Emulsion 101 course and have successfully taught 2 classes. One in Abuja and another in Lagos. I have to say, that both times, I met awesome ladies and ended up having more fun than I thought I would!

The class has come round again and will run from Tuesday, 29th November and end on the 3rd of December. We will begin with an online class that will span 3 days – 29th, 30th and 1st. We will then meet face to face to practice all we have learned during the week. (more…)

why-i-do-not-like-to-advise-on-hair-problems

I have always been pretty reluctant to answer any questions regarding hair growth, hair conditions e.t.c. If you have ever DM’d me or sent me an email, you may have noted either my reluctance or been the recipient of a delicious new option that opened up to me: I refer you to an actual professional whose business is everything hair. Someone who has taken several courses specifically detailing hair and scalp diseases and who has even done an internship with a reputable “senior” in the business. (more…)

Child sexual abuse nigeria

Today, I am deviating a bit from the central theme of this blog, forgive me. It is for a good cause though.

I have a story to tell. Please be patient and read it all.

The other day (a Saturday, 11th June, 2016), I was at home, sat on my balcony, working on something. I am hardly ever out there but that day I was. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a man take position to urinate in the gutter in front of the house. I absolutely detest that but it is one of those things that are just done in Nigeria. I looked at him and “eyed” him to show my displeasure but didn’t say anything. He looked straight at me. I went back to what I was doing. I was quite intent on my task but I noticed that he remained there for quite a while. I looked up and saw him looking straight at me and then I noticed that he was shaking his penis which is something guys do when they are done urinating, no? I was intent on my task and went back to it. (more…)

Naturals in the City- NITC 15

Clear your calendar! Next Saturday, June 25th, 2016, is Naturals in the City 15 and you don’t want to miss it!

Naturals in the City is Lagos’ quarterly natural hair and natural lifestyle meet-up, and we look forward to hanging with you again!

Place: Café Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Str, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. (Opposite Svengali)

Time: 1:00 to 6:00pm.

It’s the 15th NITC meet-up, so really, if you’ve never been to one? You’re really sleeping on a bicycle o! Let’s fix this asap!

So. What do we do at NITC? What will we be doing this time?

LEARNING THROUGH TALKS AND WORKSHOPS!

At NITC, we make learning fun! Come, let’s talk about hair and health and wellness; how to be better! You’ll definitely learn a lot. Not going to spill all the beans just yet, but believe me when I say we have some very interesting topics lined up!

In addition to the talks, we will be having small workshops, very practical, very hands-on.

I SAID, WORKSHOPS!

It is the year of our Lord 2016, and I just learnt to do my eyebrows this year. Forreals. If you’re a late bloomer in this makeup thing, or you’re just not so into it, come, let a pro show you how to do your eyebrows. Beauty blogger, and makeup artist Oyime Jemitola (@makeupbyoyimej) will be there to show you how to draw nice brows- if you sign up for her class.

Also. Naija Girl Next Door will be there to teach you (if you are willing) another thing that seems really basic but is also, a potential life changer on your natural hair journey: HOW TO TWIST. Yes. Come with your hair, preferably loose, if you want to learn this skill for FREE, and of course,sign up here.

These workshops are very small, so they can be effective. Sign up to attend HERE, and you’ll receive a confirmation email on or before June 24, if you get in!

[tweetthis]OK Ladies! I am ready to get in formation at Naturals in the City! #NITC[/tweetthis]

SHOPPING

As usual, you can shop natural hair and skin products to your heart’s content at NITC! Also expect to see organic food vendors, as has been our recent tradition. At NITC, we are all about promoting a healthier, more natural lifestyle in and out, and our vendors are aligned with this vision. You’ll be in good company!

If you would like to be a vendor at this meet-up, you can still get a stand at NITC! Email  nn@naturalnigerian.com ; or call 09092132141 for vendor or sponsorship enquiries!

NEW FRIENDS, AND NEW CONNECTS!

I LOVE meeting new people at NITC! It’s this really safe, warm, fuzzy good vibes zone. And there’s always so much beauty all around, I love it! If you come and see any of this is a lie, please feel free to call me out after (hello@thekinkandi.com), or tell me about it there!

GIVING: PLEASE COME SUPPORT THE MONKEY VILLAGE SCHOOL!

At NITC, we love to partner with causes that we care about. Actually, if you have any causes to nominate, you can forward them to us for consideration. This time, we are supporting the Monkey Village School project.

It’s crazy that in a place as busy, and as business as Ikeja, there is a rural community in the middle of it all, called Monkey Village. There, the kids are not in school. They have very little, and many of them don’t even have underwear! Going without underwear can be a sexy ting for you, but for at-risk teenage girls in Monkey Village, this just means disgusting old (and young) men can ogle them, and who knows what else!

A group of people running this project have not been able to ignore this need, and neither should we!

They support the kids in the ways they can, with basic supplies, and by organising lessons for them on the weekends. They are really working to make a difference in these kids’ lives, and this is really not something too big for me and you to do.

So. What do they need? A LOT. But for starters? Money. Stationery. Books. Underwear. Clothes.

Nothing is too little. You can bring cash to the meet-up to donate to the project. You can also bring stationery, children’s books (text books and story books), gently used clothes in good condition, and NEW underwear.

You can also show your support by donating or buying hair products.  How, you ask?

SHOP FOR THE CAUSE!

If you have hair products you don’t want for whatever reason, please give them to us at the door. Our only condition is that, the product should not be more than halfway gone. New products are very welcome.

We will be selling these products at giveaway prices, and all the proceeds will go to the Monkey Village School.

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]I’m supporting @MVillageSchool at NITC! You should too! Here’s how > #ShopForTheCause[/tweetthis]

I’m super SUPER excited, because I know that we can again gather, to have a good time, and also, contribute as a community, to some positive change in our city!

As always, EVERYONE is welcome to Naturals in the City!

If you have any business questions, for vendor or sponsorship enquiries, please email:nn@naturalnigerian.com ; or call 09092132141. Any questions about the Monkey Village School? email: hello@thekinkandi.com or tweet at @thekinkandixx

The Kink and I, Carib Health, @Ms_Isioma and I look forward to meeting you at NITC 15! 🙂

[tweetthis display_mode=”box”]See you at Naturals in the City on June 25! #NITC[/tweetthis]

Again, Naturals in the City is on Saturday June 25. Café Neo, 6 Agoro Odiyan Str, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. (Opposite Svengali) 1:00 to 6:00pm. Tickets are 1000 Naira only, at the door.

 

Words by The Kink and I

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