I must admit, I have nothing to write.

However, I will make an effort to write something because I hate going to a blog post and it’s just a recipe.  So in attempt at not doing the very thing I hate, I will about a car accident I cause exactly 2 years ago in Antigua.   Trust me, it wasn’t serious.

Before you say I should have known better than to try to drive in a country that drives on the other side of the road and the are seriously narrow, I agree!  But it wasn’t my fault.  My older brother Kimani was supposed to drive into St. John and pick up my aunt and cousin and then drive back to work.  From there I would take the wheel, which was a short 10 minute drive out in the country.  That’s what was supposed to happen.

What did happen was my brother drove to his job first, jumped out of the car and said “See ya”.    As much as I loathed the idea of driving into town, I didn’t want to appear like a sissy, so with my pregnant cousin Kanema in the front seat we were on our way.   While she cheered me on, I meandered through the tiny streets until I arrived at my Aunts’.   We celebrated with high fives.   That didn’t last very long.

With my Aunt in tow, we began our trek to the beach.   While driving down a seriously narrow street, there was a driver parked on the left side.  My first thought was “How in the heck am I supposed to pass this guy??”, but I figured since the driver ahead of me passed, then so could I.   What I had overlooked was the driver ahead has probably spent his entire life driving through these street and was equipped with a natural ability to wedge himself between that car and the ditch on the right.   And I had not.

As I attemped to pass the car there was a loud bang and we were unable to go any further, I completely miss averaged and slammed into the side of the car.   The driver who was sitting in his car immediately jumped out and started to scream and shout and berate me.

I kept quiet and tried to calm him down, after all I was driving in a foreign country without a drivers license.  We stood on the side of the road for what seemed like hours, waiting for my brother’s friend to come and resolve the situation.   When it was all over, the worst part was I still had to drive home.  Needless to say I never made it to the beach that day.  The End.  Enjoy the Chicken.

Curried Chicken Legs

8 chicken or thighs

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp thyme, chopped

2 scallion, finely choppped

1 tbsp curry powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp salt

black pepper to taste

1/2 tsp canola oil

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix to coat chicken well.  Place in fridge for at least 4 hours.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place chicken on a foil lined pan with at least 1 inch of space between the pieces.  Bake for 50 minutes.