Decadent Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’s hump day and more importantly, we made it to February! Is it me or is time flying by?  It seems like I just celebrated the new year and here we are dashing into the second month of the year already.  For those of you who made resolutions, you better get on with it or…

Polenta with Mushrooms

Happy New Year…x2, because yesterday ushered in the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Water Dragon! Fun fact: I have a water dragon tattoo on the small of my back.  I read in an article that  “the dragon is larger than life and means big things are to come”  so I wish you all…

Cinnamon Rolls

I have quite the sweet tooth and although dark chocolate normally does the trick, I’ve been craving another type of sweet.  You know the kind that will manifest itself at your dentist visit?  The one that’s so decadently evil that you hide when devouring?  The one that elicits alien-like guttural sounds of pleasure?   Yup, that’s the one…and that…

Tomato & Sausage Bake

I was watching “Jamie At Home” the other day and he was showcasing three recipes using different types of tomatoes.  I love the show because the recipes are easy and more importantly, he uses fresh ingredients picked fresh from his garden!  His particular dish uses sweet cherry tomatoes and Italian Pork Sausages but of course…

Yeast Bread

I just adore the smell of freshly baked bread! Its the kind of smell that actually roots you to the spot and has you closing your eyess! When I was in college, I used to bake a sun-dried bread but to be honest I haven’t done much bread baking until about a month ago.  I’ve…

Pasta & Peppers

My sister has a farm in the black cotton hills of Ngong and a couple months ago she put up some greenhouses that are doing pretty well.  She is a new farmer so she has been trying everything that she thinks will grow up there in the hills. One being bell peppers – the red and…

Butternut Squash Soup

Today is one of those dreary days when all I want to do is curl up on my couch with a hot water bottle at my feet and a good book. And of course something hot to warm up my belly. My go-to meal when I really don’t want to cook is either soup or…

Sweet Crepes

  Crepes are one of those perfect foods that could be dressed up or dressed down to suit your mood and time of day.   I love sweet crepes for breakfast, lunch or dinner but once in a while, I need a savory filling such as sauteed mushrooms.  This is one of those foods that…