Coconut pepper sauce

Here’s another one with coconut. A very simple sauce but yummy!

My husband likes fish, pan fried, deep fried, grilled. I don’t make a lot of it because I’m always at a loss on the sauce side of things. He doesn’t necessarily want a sauce but I always feel like I need to make one. Otherwise fries and ketchup end up being the default accompaniments every time.

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look at all that mouth watering colour!

This sauce was an aha! moment. I was thinking about what else I could do with coconut at the time.   Continue reading  »

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A Gourmet Story 2

Hello foodies! Part 2 of the special treat from the very talented  Njeri of The House of Olang’ is here! Another tantalising piece piece for sure. This is part 2, if you haven’t read part 1 start here and if you haven’t visited her blog, please do: Heart of Her Thoughts. Feel free to start here, the first post I read on her site. Enough of my chatter, here’s her post…


It was a majestic place to be at this time, the dust raised by little feet chasing each other in and out the stalls, causing all to sneeze and dust their long dresses, boots stomping with determined focus. Excited chatter of the women over their discoveries this season and comparing the growth of their offspring. Squeals of joy as one announcement followed the other in ease and progressive turn.

Market days were always my favourite time of the season, where the skies were cloudy and blue, the river shimmered in the noon sun casting an orange hue like the new oranges papa just harvested, full and plump. The smell of produce, the burst of colour, the reunification of friendships all came together on this day.

“Come try this Heirloom!” cried little Apricot as she ran towards her mother’s stand picking some kind of fruit and running in the direction of a pathway that Chef Gourmet disappeared towards.

“Apricot! AprrriiiCot!” Came through the loudest of screams I have ever heard from her mother, you see we had followed Miss Old Spice to her “lair” as Pebbles the freckly new girl from the other side of the mountain called it. It was the worst smelling place I had ever come across. With all things hanging and all things smelly.    Continue reading  »

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Anne: Light coconut curry chicken

In her own words:


This is one of my favourite ways to make chicken. It’s so simple and can be so diverse depending on how much coconut and curry powder you add to it. So if you feel like having it spicy — just add more curry, if you want some heat — throw in some chilli, if you want more of the coconut flavour — add more coconut. It’s really up to you. For today I’m making it light.

Starting with the chicken, let it cook in a good size pot so that all the pieces have their own space and are not stacked, alone with just a bit of salt, covered on medium heat. Once all the water evaporates, add a bit of cooking oil and fry.

while the chicken is cooking you can prepare the other ingredients: slice 2 tomatoes, slice half a green pepper, chop up about a cup of dhania an slice a mid-sized onion

while the chicken is cooking you can prepare the other ingredients: slice 2 tomatoes, slice half a green pepper, chop up about a cup of dhania an slice a mid-sized onion

Remember to continue to stir and turn the chicken, it’s easy to get lost in the chopping.    Continue reading  »

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Anne: Interview

It’s guest post day!

My neighbour Anne is an awesome cook. I discovered that on a random day. I dropped by and she was just about to eat, and she shared her lunch with me — don’t you just love it when that happens?! The spontaneous sharing of food I mean  icon-heart  It just warms the heart doesn’t it? Here is a little bit about her…


Do you remember the beginning of your cooking ventures?
I honestly cannot recall but it probably was an egg and my mother is the one who would have taught me. I really enjoy cooking! Conceptualising what I want to cook and then cooking it and watching the recipe come together and then seeing people enjoying it. What I don’t enjoy is cleaning up the dishes and kitchen once cooking is done.    Continue reading  »

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Potato salad with sweetcorn & peas

That lamb roast was huge! I like meals like that. They give you leftovers to play with for the next few days. Not having to make a meal from scratch is always a bonus!

prepare the ingredients

prepare the ingredients

It also means that if you are in the mood you have more time to experiment.

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