EASY MANDAZI

Growing up we all loved eating mandazi/mahamri. Back then Sunday lunch was an after church family affair and I always looked forward to chapatis for lunch, mandazis at four and chapatis again for dinner!!  LOL

Currently I don’t make so of mandazis but I decided to try making them. Off I went bought some mandazi flour.

BTW I love that the flour manufacturer EXE normally has some instructions at the back of the flour for guidance in case it’s your first try. Read more

EASY BANANA BREAD

Oprah surprised the world with her “I love bread” remarks but don’t we all my sentiments exactly especially banana breads.

A few years back I used to enjoy some freshly baked banana bread at a restaurant which frequented however it unfortunately shut down. So after weeks of mouthwatering delicious looking Instagram banana bread photos and promising recipes online I gave in and made my first attempt which although good it was a bit too sweet for my liking but I reviewed the recipe by slightly reducing the amount of sugar in the recipe. 

The best thing about this recipe is the fact that  the ingredients are readily available and I think they can be found even in the baking beginners kitchens. The preparation and cook time of the banana bread takes longer than my other baking experiences which I have previously shared here but the results are equally delicious. Read more

CAKE FESTIVAL 2016

CreativityI know I have been posting a bit too much about pastries, but I know deep down you too are not complaining.

The Nairobi Cake festival was upon us and what better way to indulge my sweet tooth for a good cause, spend quality time with some good friends, enjoy the weather and to top it take the Nairobi Safari walk. Read more

COFFEE POACHED PEARS

Pears are back in season, and I have to say that I have been munching on these delights almost everyday.

After weeks of eating them i thought to myself why not try making a fruity dish out of them. I remembered that sometime back i came across across a recipe in which they had poached the pears in coffee, dipped them in chocolate and they looked delicious and at the time i thought to myself that’s something I would try!!! Read more

THE NRW2016 EXPERIENCE

eatoutkenyaOne year ago, my friends asked me to join them for the Nairobi Restaurant Week and at the time I could not make but I promised myself that in 2016 God willing I would make it happen. So when the posters, posts, tweets and promotions started I was so excited. I could not stop browsing through the eatoutkenya website trying to select a restaurant.

It took about 2 weeks of checking and rechecking and we finally made our reservations at Adega restaurant at Lavington Curve mall. What attracted us was the cuisine they promised, Portuguese and the ambience of the premises from the photos looked promising. Read more

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

As I write it is my hope is that your Christmas and New Year celebrations have been nothing short of blessings.  Mine has been full of joy and blessings and we thank God.

Each year at this time most of us reflect on the year that has been and hope that the New Year brings love, blessings, joy…  For me this year has been full of blessings in most aspects of my life although some experiences changed both my perspective of life and family. Read more