It’s Salad…It’s Cake…It’s Carrot Cake!

In the beginning Was a carrot salad. The salad was made of carrots, raisins, chopped apples and crushed macadamia nuts (dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and black pepper). In between As good as the salad was, there are leftovers. And your mother brought you up to never throw food. She traumatized you…

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

Why 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? What to do We are surrounded by people who think outside the box…

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…