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…

No Fail Pizza Dough

Pizza for dinner?  Then this is your game plan when you get home. Walk in the door and activate the yeast.  Key to bringing dormant yeast “back to life” is the temperature of the water.  Too cold and it will barely activate.  Too hot and you will kill the yeast. Change out of your work…

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…

Light as Air Orange Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Icing

Looking to get away this weekend?  Away from the city and its hectic demands.  Fresh air and some country living?  I wish!  This is a throw back to Nanyuki, while on our way to Samburu National Park some years ago. But in case you have no such plans, we could attempt to bake this orange…

How To Beat Egg Whites

Want to attempt a chiffon cake, sponge cake, Lemon pancakes to up your breakfast game, or a meringue etc this weekend?  What they all have in common, is that you have to beat the egg whites to stiff peaks.  What?  Why? (Confession:  Actually I was doing a post on the Light as Air Orange Chiffon…

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…

Baking Essentials

Hey!  Do your weekend plans involve baking?  However, do your cakes sometimes turn out not as moist as you hoped, or dense or do they sink?  Or do you simply want to improve the quality of your baked goods? One of my besties who makes amazing chocolate chilli cakes, sticky toffee puddings, and the list…

Timeless Classic – Apple Pie

Apples used to be so expensive and hard to come by in the past.  However, nowadays getting 2 bags of apples from those guys selling in traffic while on your way home for a pie will not break the bank. Granted, pastry making can be quite intimidating but how else does one learn, if not…