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…

Mango Pear Crumble

Mango season After waiting what feels like the whole year for mangoes, come December all you want is the pure unadulterated pleasure of a sweet mango. Biting into the flesh above the kitchen sink, juices dripping. Or all neat and cut up nicely. It doesn’t matter. By the time January is rolling into February there…

Yummy Spice Cookies

Happiness is the smell of fresh cookies in the oven. Happiness is the anticipation of said cookies with a cup of tea. Happiness is also being able to quickly reach for an all-purpose gluten free flour. A blend you don’t have to think about when wanting to bake breads, cakes, cookies or pancakes. Gluten free all-purpose…

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…

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…