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…

Passionfruit Curd

Some people (like my husband) love the tang/sour of the black passionfruit as is. The majority (read “me”) love to drink it as juice. So coming from this background, I had never tried passionfruit curd before. What is passionfruit curd? Basically the first time I tasted curd, it was lemon and not passionfruit, but curd…

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…

How to Make 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…

Chocolate Icing

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…