WHATS IN YOUR CUP OF TEA ?

“Black or white?”is a question increasingly being asked when you walk into a restaurant and ask for tea. Black is what it sounds like black tea while white is if you would like  a dash or two or three of milk. Tea holds a special place in Kenyan households and hearts,it is the drink of…

UGALI WITH OOMPH!

It is strange that my spell check does not recognize ugali…a Kenyan delicacy like that needs to be put in the Oxford dictionary. In my younger days i hated ugali because the wooden stick used to stir it frequently found a home on my derriere when i was extra naughty. The more glorified form of…

FRESH BEANS GITHERI

Ingredients 1.5 par boiled green maize/corn kernels 2 cups fresh beans 4 medium sized potatoes,peeled and cubed  2 medium sized carrots,peeled and cubed 1 medium sized red onion,chopped 2 cloves of garlic,minced 1 medium sized zucchini,grated or chopped 1 teaspoon tomato paste 2 tablespoons vegetable oil salt and back pepper to taste 3-4 tablespoons chopped…

TURMERIC FLAVORED MASHED POTATOES

I love the earthy smell of turmeric and the fact that my star sign is Virgo may have something to do with it. Virgos are said to be very health conscious and are known to have very refined palates,this may explain my obsession with preparing food well. I love potatoes a lot and my kids seem to have taken…

BLANCHED BROCCOLI WITH BEEF

What can i say about broccoli that i have not said already…. They are most beautiful, gorgeous vegetables in the whole wide world… Back to cooking now.. On a recent trip to Nairobi from Nakuru,at Soko Mjnga(fools market) located just before Kimende,you get a lot of vegetables.Cucumbers,broccoli,red onion,garden peas and many others.The reason for this…

VEGETABLE SAUCE PASTA DISH

Do you know what goes really well with spaghetti especially if you are not a meat lover like i am… It is cumber,carrots,red onions and lots of tomatoes. My son loves this dish so much he almost always scraps his plate clean. And it is a very very cheap dish too,no exotic ingredients in this…

ROSEMARY BEEF STEW

Last week  there were some sprigs of rosemary on sale at my local supermarket ,the inspiration behind this recipe. I had already had rosemary in my tea in oven roast potatoes but had not prepared any meat dish with this herb . Garlic and rosemary go really well together and you can try this dish with the…

MY RUBBED IN BUTTER AND SPRING ONION CHAPATI RECIPE

Chapati chapati..how many ways do i love thee… I could go all Shakespearean and spew odes about chapati… This Asian delicacy tha is a favourite of mine is something I could eat all week. In a forum that I am a member of,someone asked how she could make the perfect chapatis. Everyone gave her ideas on how to…

OLIVE OIL:GIFT OF THE GODS

Olive oil is a favourite of mine,i use it for salads,for my skin and even at times for eczema . I love the Pietro Coricelli brand and whenever i have money to spare i get myself a bottle. Olives are mentioned in the Bible,they are synonymous with the holy land ,the  trees are native to the mediterranean region…

OATS

Oats have been cultivated for about 2000 years which is pretty young in grain years. They were  a weed beforethey were domesticated. They became very popular in Scotland and Ireland  as a food before their use spread to the rest of the world,interestingly in England oats were given to …livestock! I was looking up ideas…

ALELUYA…………MAANDAZI

A few …ok not so few years ago,when i was in primary school a certain Swahili lady whom i will call Asha( which may not have been her name anyway)  would come to the playground with a bucket of warm maandazis and she would sell them to us for a shilling each. Ah the joys of looking…

3 HEALTHY WAYS TO THICKEN STEWS

Have you ever wondered how you would get thick stews without having to resort to use of additives? You can read my post on why i got rid of my Royco here and some comments on my blog on why some people are not using it here. Here are some easy ways. 1.For meat stews just…