Author: Gatuiri

Lemon Loaf

Looking for the perfect cake to accompany your hot beverage? Well look no further, this lemon loaf is the perfect tea/ coffee cake. Rich and flavourful, drenched in lemon syrup and topped off with some glaze. This is the ideal cake for when you couldn’t be bothered to make frosting […]

Basic Vanilla Cake

A basic vanilla cake recipe is a necessity in any baker’s arsenal, whether hobbyist or professional. It serves as a base for many other flavours. From just a vanilla cake recipe you can add different essences or ingredients to yield a totally different cake. Addition of some lemon zest and […]

Red Velvet Madness

Red velvet is one of those cake flavours that is sort of misunderstood and thus liked and disliked in equal measure. For starters, red velvet cake is a mild chocolate cake, yep. Why the red colour?

How to: Making Cream Cheese at Home

Don’t you just love the taste of cream cheese glaze on some fresh raspberry cinnamon rolls? I know I do. Truth is , cream cheese is a bit pricey and in as much as I love it, spending lots of cash every time I wanted some wasn’t ideal for me. […]

Cashewnut and Basil Pesto Pasta

Pesto is one of the easiest things to make, especially if you have a food processor. I love how it comes together so quickly and it’s perfect for quick meals. Pesto is an Italian word meaning to grind which explains the origin of the pestle for mortar and pestle. Traditionally […]

Garlic Butter Naan (No Oven)

Naan of you are ready for this . Naan is a type of flatbread that is originally from Southern and Central Asia. It’s pretty popular in India. Naan is a yeast leavened bread that is traditionally cooked in a tandoor (traditional clay oven). The small pieces of dough are usually […]

Pineapple Peel Tea

Did you know you can make tea with pineapple peels? Now you know. A few months ago I learnt of this epic tea and since then we’ve bought more pineapples in the last three months than we’ve ever bought in a year.

BLOGIVERSARY: Eight Years!

Eight years ago I published my first post and the journey began. What started as a journal of my joys and woes in the kitchen has led to so many great adventures. Back then it was just my husband and I. Now we’ve grown to a family of 6. My […]

Plantains Vs Green Bananas

Can you tell the difference between plantains and green bananas? Green banana and Green (unripe) plantain Did you know that all plantains are bananas but not all bananas are plantains?