Rhubarb Cake

There was a book I once read set in like 1700 America. I can’t remember much of the story but the girl comes across this weirdly shaped food brought on the ships from a far away land. She writes a letter describing the shape, the strange way to peel the fruit, the texture, the smell….

Menu – Week 3 Vegetarian

Sunday Vegetarian pilau or Mujaddara (don’t skip the onions, they are what add flavour) Kachumbari Monday Pasta and chickpeas Tuesday Ugali Sukuma cooked in coconut or peanut butter or Fermented vegetables Eggs Wednesday Rice Lentils or Coconut beans Avocado Steamed broccoli or a cucumber salad Thursday Butternut soup Grilled cheese sandwiches Friday Arrowroot (nduma) fries…

Menu – Week 2

SundayFlour tortillas for tacosKachumbari or pico de galloGuacamoleGrated cheeseSlow cooked beef or pork MondayRiceCook a sauce for the leftover beef or porkSteamed French/green beans or salad TuesdayGitheri/Nyoyo (vegetarian chili)Avocados and fresh ginger black tea WednesdayPasta with carrots and courgettes While the pasta boils, fry onions and sliced carrots, and courgettes in butter. Add herbs of…

Pineapple Jam

Hey there. How are you? How about today we make some easy homemade pineapple jam with no harmful preservatives. This recipe from caribbeanpot also doesn’t call for pectin. 💯 Instead of making a puree, the pineapple is diced small. It’s important to cut out the fibrous core and only dice the flesh. Cook with sugar…

Happiness is Waffles

Happiness is creating Happiness is sharing the creation Happiness is eating the creation Waffles can be breakfast, served with syrup, butter, yoghurt, and/or fruits. It can be a snack like mandazi. It can be dessert, served with ice cream, chocolate syrup or berries. It can be savoury: waffles and fried chicken. Waffles are a happy…

Lemon Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

This cake is similar to lemon drizzle cake, but better. The major differences are: Lots of whisking to make it really light and fluffy Icing sugar as a glaze instead of regular sugar for the drizzle Swiss Meringue Buttercream This buttercream is absolutely delicious and not too sweet. And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t…

Burger Buns

Joshua Weissman has this amazing video of how to make the best burger buns of all time. It was uploaded a year ago and already has 3.5 million views. 👏🏾 For 👏🏾 a 👏🏾 reason. These buns are incredible. I mentioned them first here and have made them since every 6 weeks (including our wedding…

Menu – Week 1

Hey there. How goes the second year of this corona life? Are you getting the vaccine? I decided to do a 8 week menu series. It’s simply to get the “what to cook” ideas flowing. Hope you enjoy. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Buttermilk roast chicken Chicken soup Chili con carne Chili con…

Rum and Raisin Cake

What book are you currently reading? My immediate family and my in-laws are all book lovers. My sister-in-law read 37 books last year. Everyone has their preferred genres. My husband’s is non-fiction and he has several going at the same time. My mother loves autobiographies but specifically of African women—lives that she can relate to…

Gluten-free Banana Oat Mug Cake

Living at a time when food is relatively abundant (for some in the world) the French seem to have an admirable, balanced relationship with food. Their diet includes breads, butter, cream, rich pastries—which they do not deny themselves—and yet they are not obese (for the most part). There are many books trying to unravel why…