Welcome to my blog

Hello and welcome to my blog – A Plate in the Sun.


It’s named after my first cook book simply because when I imagine a plate in the sun I think of enjoying fresh and delicious dishes in the sunshine, fun and relaxing times, summer, friends and all things good.



One of many beautiful tropical beaches in Ghana


I’m from glorious, sun-soaked Ghana in West Africa and grew up in Takoradi, in earshot of Atlantic waves crashing against the tropical shores. Add to that picture: palm trees, sand, coconuts, grouper fish, sugarloaf pineapples, the list could go on….



Light soup with chicken


Much of my cooking has its roots in my mum’s recipes and her style of cooking – an inspiration to anyone who spent time with her in her kitchen.




I read somewhere that “When cultures collide a hybrid is born”. Nowhere is this more true than with food and I love the vibrant tastes of African fusion.

In my posts I look forward to sharing my love of food with you.


Patti stretching in the shade of a palm



My name is Patti, welcome to my blog.

2 Replies to "Welcome to my blog"

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    Charlie September 16, 2014 (7:50 pm)

    Your love for cooking is legendary. Thankfully, I have experienced it first hand and just the thought of it makes me drool. Looking forward to those great recipes.
    You are a gem Patti….Love you!

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      Patti Sloley September 16, 2014 (8:37 pm)

      Thanks Charlie, can’t wait to cook you some when I next see you!!

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