- Cameroon’s name derives from the Portuguese word for shrimp.
Speaking of shrimp…
When Ava was a newborn we called her shrimp and the basket she napped in we called her “shrimp basket.”
She is the sweetest thing I’ve ever laid eyes on. I could just eat her up. Nom nom.
We propped our little shrimp up by 5 gazillion blankets and one boppy (never unattended, mind you).
Pretty cozy for a shrimp basket.
She did a lot of that those first weeks.
That’s right. I’m one of those moms.
I’ll talk/love/gush/ramble on about my baby Ava any chance I get.
Thanks, Cameroon for giving me a reason to talk my daughter.
Ok, back on topic.
- Different oils are available in Cameroon’s varied regions: generally red palm oil in the south and sesame in the north
- Country onions are used for seasoning along with garlic and hot peppers, usually habenero. The small country onion (the bulb is about the size of a large grape) adds a smoky garlic note to food.