Category: cook

I baked a cake!!!And an Update

I baked a cake!!!
Yes, I did!And am pretty darn excited about it. Its an accomplishment that I was so looking forward to. I have baked cakes before but then I was just helping my mum. This time, it was all me!!!

Am so happy! I hope you are happy for me too!The cake is for my husband. His birthday is on 31st Aug, and I made it as a surprise. I have never done such a thing for him before and I think this will make him very excited.
In my last post, I talked about my dream of owning a bakery and a cooking school. I can only think of this as a first step. It is amazing how a little thing such as baking a simple cake can bring so much satisfaction.
I hope this is just a first of many.I hope to post the recipe later!

Oh and just for some reason, I have to tell you that I went for a morning run today. It was amazing, more on that later!Hope you are having a great week loves!!

Am Obsessed, I Clearly Need Help

People, I think am sick. Ok, that’s a little too much but I really do think that am catching something. Have you heard of any epidemics I should be ware of?
Sorry for scaring the crap out of you but it is really difficult to not say these things when I think I’m infected.
With food. Yeah, you read that right, am currently obsessed with food. All kinds of foods. Oh, and well some lots of cooking. I don’t know where this bug came from but I have definitely been bitten. I think I have food fever. More like, am sure I have it. You know like when we bloggers say we have baby fever and can’t stop thinking about babies and their cuteness, am like that with food. My appetite has soared but more so, my thoughts about food have increased too. 
Am currently finding all sorts of food inspiration. I have found several Kenyan food blogs and I want to cook all the meals they have ever posted. Like this one and this one. There are many more that am currently reading.

Am totally going crazy people and I need help. However, before you help, here are some facts about me:
1. I have always loved cooking, I have even written about my love for the kitchen here.
2. I don’t own an oven. I wanted to point that out since most of the recipes I find have to be baked and I also kind of have an obsession for baked stuff.
3. I eat a lot!Am 5 ft and 48kg (105.8lbs) which am kind of ashamed of. Its a little on the downside and my mama does not like that. In fact, my hubby encourages me to eat more, sometimes even more than his portion. Weird right?
4. I have always felt an incline/calling towards food and sometimes I think that I should venture into the food businesses. (this is my little secret)
There you have it. I need help. Oh and before you go, I just wanted to tell you that last night I cooked pancakes, rice and bean stew for dinner. 
Loved it!The pancakes were meant for breakfast but we ate some during dinner.Hubby chose to add some avocado pieces to his plate. (He loves avocados, too much I think)
Anyway, hope you can ease my obsession by giving me ideas of how I can nurture this desire!
Bon Appetit!!!

In the Kitchen

 I have always felt an awesome kind of connection to the kitchen. I know, I know, many women say this so its a little cliche but I still admit to this connection.
In the kitchen…
I feel like am home. I feel like am in the right place. Like its perfect timing.
My mom always taught us how to handle the kitchen. Being the first born, I had to hold the kitchen turf when my mama was away. I had to cook, wash dishes and make everything ready for my family. One thing I noticed is that, I loved it.

Source: via Melinda on Pinterest
Now, when am in the kitchen;
I feel like I own it. I feel like I run the place.
I sometimes feel crazy……
The kitchen helps me relieve stress. If am thinking (worrying) about something, the kitchen gives me an outlet. Cooking something, be it simple or complicated, makes my heart tick.
I really don’t understand why I feel this way but I just do.
Sometimes, I feel like am clueless, but I know that I can learn.
I want to learn more.
In the kitchen:
I want to learn to cook a wider variety of dishes
I want more appliances so I can experiment more
I want to be more open to new ideas
I want to enjoy my time there even more than I do right now
I love the kitchen!!

Update on the life of Living Alone

So its been almost a month since i moved into my new apartment and the most notable part is that i live alone. From ten months of living with b/f to living alone, the transition has amazed me. (Please note that me and b/f are still together and moving to a better future marriage.)
So i thought that i would find it very difficult living alone because i have never done that ever. In fact, i have always been the kind of person who cannot sleep in a room alone. When i was a teenager and my parents were not there and i was left alone, i would either go to my grandma’s house or tell my parents to call one of their friends’ daughters to come stay with me. However, as i grew older, i knew that i had to live alone at a point in my life. And that time came about one month ago.
The most amazing fact is that i can actually sleep, very well in fact. When living with my b/f and he was away, i had very bad nights and thought i could never sleep without him, But interestingly, i sleep very well.
For me, the best part of living alone are the evenings. I miss my b/f and all but i love the feeling of choosing whichever way i spend the evening. I choose whatever movie i want, listen to whatever music i want at whatever volume i want. Some evenings are spent blogging without any disruptions. I really like the freedom of choosing whatever, i want to eat. If i wonna cook, i do it. If i wanna spend an entire hour in the bathroom, i do exactly that. However, i really miss cooking for someone else, especially one who enjoys my cooking. All in all, the experience has been great and the only way to go is forward. For all girls out there, afraid of moving out of their parents’ homes or living alone, there is nothing to fear. Take the step and know that living alone teaches you things you would never have known if you lived with other people.
Kisses n love ya.