Passion Fruit Curd

Sometimes you can eat something unfamiliar and your taste buds sing.  It could be the flavour —  the taste and smell.  Or the texture — that unbelievable way food feels in your mouth. Most likely it’s a combination of both. Melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.  A crisp apple or lettuce. Crunchy cookies. Light pancakes. Dry arrowroot/nduma/taro root. Slimy…

Pilipili

Pilipili. Peri peri. Berbere. Chiles. Chillies. Peppers. We love it, the health benefits are plenty, and so I share in this post the different kinds I have in my kitchen. First off, the Ethiopian berbere.  It is a blend of paprika, fenugreek, garlic and ginger among other spices.  Berbere is so flavourful and makes cooking…

Camping Meals – Naivasha Burgers!

Shout out to Anto for the title! In desperate need of a break, we braved the chilly weather to go camping in Naivasha which turned out to be quite pleasant. Ingredients Mince meat/ground beef – one kilo or about two pounds Salt and pepper Mix the meat with salt and pepper and whichever spices you…

How to Make Homemade Lemon Extract

Food scraps can be used to stock the kitchen pantry with your own specialty ingredients. Take for instance, citrus peels from lemons, oranges, limes, tangerines, grapefruit etc. Most often than not once we have eaten the fruit or squeezed the juice, we discard the rind/peel. Lemon (but it applies to all citrus) peels however can…

Homemade Cream Cheese

Have you seen a gorgeous no-bake cheese cake recipe you would like to try?  Or maybe you simply want some cream cheese for carrot cake icing, a dip or sandwich spread but … you are broke?  Do I sound like a commercial? We are surrounded by people who think outside the box to get the job…

Sweet Savings – Apple Cider Vinegar

Apples – yay!  Apple Pie or cake is in the oven or perhaps you juiced some apples or made a fruit salad.  Time to clean up the mess.  Do not throw away the peels and core. Confession:  I make my own apple cider vinegar because I am into DIY when it comes to caring for my natural hair and…

The Chocolate Icing Recipe You Need

Hi!  How was your week?  Flash back Friday to Swaziland.  Swaziland was not in the itinerary, but when visiting Mozambique for longer than a month, one is required to leave and re-enter the country after 30 days.  Our visa run turned out to be a spontaneous fun road trip to Swaziland. We had lunch at…

Simple Tasty Potato Leek Soup

What are your plans this weekend?  We are taking some guests for some fun and a close up with the giraffes at the Giraffe Centre.  Cleopatra has nothing on the giraffe’s eye makeup! But since this is a food blog, let’s talk about a simple meal that requires little brain power.  We need a few such easy…

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…

Fragrant Basil Pesto

Mambo?  Was it a good week?  What are you looking forward to this weekend?  Do certain tastes transport you to a place?  I think it is a very individual experience.  For me, black tea with fresh lime always reminds me of South Coast and pesto transports me to the beaches of Maputo. If there is…

The Simplest Pickles Ever

What are your plans for the weekend?  Mine involves being out in nature.  It is soothing, relaxing and great for putting things in perspective.  I am really glad that in spite of living in a concrete jungle here in Nairobi, we have Karura forest. Pack a picnic basket and be sure to carry some pickles along…