Crepes

Sensual Cooking Not that kind of sensual. Sensual as in the senses. As in cooking while consciously or unconsciously engaging our physical senses. So much so that it becomes instinctive. For instance … Smell Do you recognize the smell of almost done cake and know when to start checking? When dry frying the chicken for…

Homemade Muesli and Granola Recipes

Typical Kenyan breakfast What was your daily breakfast? Tea and bread were a constant. Eggs if you had the time. And if we got fancy on the weekend, sausages, pancakes, mandazis (beignets) or mahamris, cornflakes or weetabix. Muesli and Granola I began to eat muesli and granola as an adult, but I prefer muesli. Both are healthy,…

Gluten-free Fluffy Pancakes

A moment on the lips … And the hips won’t lie.  You have been warned … Peeking into Rita’s cupboards  She has a variety of flours, all neatly labelled. There are containers with rice flour, cassava flour, coconut flour, arrow-root (taro) flour, buckwheat etc. She happily experiments and mixes them up—usually eyeballing it (anapima na…

Coconut Banana Muffins

The request More recipes that have coconut, banana and lemon or lime. These muffins were meant to have lemon icing to complete the trinity of tropical flavours. Sadly, lack of time happened. So instead of lemon glaze, I quickly cut up lemons as garnish. The source I found this recipe on Pinterest from a Spoonful…

Easy Apple Crisp

Foods that make us happy Comfort food has the ability to wrap its aromas and mouth feels around you and give you little bursts of joy. Do you sometimes eat something and right there on your seat do a little happy dance usually with your shoulders? Emotional brain To start off, the smell when this…

Dutch Baby

Good morning. Whenever we go to Lake Nakuru, it is usually a day-trip affair with visitors. On this occasion however, we stayed at Naishi Guest House run by the KWS for my parents-in-law’s 40th anniversary.  The husband got some amazing shots at sunrise. And about food matters, I finally got round to making a baked…

Lemon Cloud Pancakes

The husband is trying to get me to climb Mount Kenya. Again. It was a bucket-list item that I was quite happy I managed to accomplish and cross off. However, he loves that mountain and has climbed it twice already and is quite happy to go at it again. So we have been walking twice…

The Trick to Perfectly Scrambled Eggs

I hope you had a good week.  My musings for the week involved doors.  An open door welcoming you in, or stepping out from, holds opportunities.  An experience to see or learn something new or different. Some doors make us wonder … what is on the other side?  Should I attempt to open it? Or should…

Ridiculously Fluffy Pancakes

After a busy, long week, nothing says relaxed Saturday or Sunday morning like pancakes for breakfast.  It stirs within most of us happy childhood memories. Here are two recipes. I halved the original to make 5-6 pancakes. The original recipe makes 10-12 pancakes. Random fact: I cannot make round chapatis, round pizza not even round pancakes.