Butterscotch Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Cookies Brown butter wasn’t in my culinary radar until about three months ago. I’m now on a brown-butter-everything-craze. My current favourites are brown butter banana bread and these cookies from joythebaker. Butterscotch This will sound weird but I love the taste of butter. (Sorry if you think this is gross.) Butter on toast….

Coconut Banana Muffins

The request More recipes that have coconut, banana and lemon or lime. These muffins were meant to have lemon icing to complete the trinity of tropical flavours. Sadly, lack of time happened. So instead of lemon glaze, I quickly cut up lemons as garnish. The source I found this recipe on Pinterest from a Spoonful…

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…

Apple Pie

Apples used to be so expensive and hard to come by.  However, nowadays getting 2 bags of apples from those guys selling in traffic will not break the bank. Granted, pastry making can be quite intimidating but how else does one learn, if not by making it again and again and again. These are some…

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…

Pesto

Mambo? Was it a good week? What are you looking forward to this weekend? Do certain tastes transport you to a place? I think it is a very individual experience. For me, black tea with fresh lime always reminds me of South Coast and pesto transports me to the beaches of Maputo. If there is…

Fragrant Basil Pesto

Mambo?  Was it a good week?  What are you looking forward to this weekend?  Do certain tastes transport you to a place?  I think it is a very individual experience.  For me, black tea with fresh lime always reminds me of South Coast and pesto transports me to the beaches of Maputo. If there is…

Ridiculously Fluffy Pancakes

  After a busy, long week, nothing says relaxed Saturday or Sunday morning like pancakes for breakfast.  It stirs within most of us happy childhood memories. Random confession: for the life of me, I cannot make round chapatis, round pizza not even round pancakes.      

Fluffy Pancakes

After a busy, long week, nothing says relaxed Saturday or Sunday morning like pancakes for breakfast.  It stirs within most of us happy childhood memories. Here are two recipes. I halved the original to make 5-6 pancakes. The original recipe makes 10-12 pancakes. Random fact: I cannot make round chapatis, round pizza not even round pancakes.

The Simplest Pickles Ever

Being out in nature It is soothing, relaxing and great for putting things in perspective. I am really glad that while living in the concrete jungle that is Nairobi, we have Karura forest. Picnics What do you carry for a picnic? Typical Kenyan picnics involve cooked food. Sometimes even a barbeque. There is a funny…