• Lavender and Lemon Biscotti

    December 24, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOPTHEME:#176 FRUITSANDFLOWERS Wishing all my followers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  As Edna Ferber, a famous novelist and playwright quoted ” Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” She was so right. Whether you celebrate Christmas as a religious festival or just as a festive holiday, the whole world gets encompassed in this joyful event. Its a reminder that good can prevail over evil, giving to others is a joy, we all can coexist together in peace and harmony. Come December and people appear more happy, more at peace, more forgiving. January is different, we all return to reality, sadness, daily life struggles, evilness around, hate, war and general gloom.  The last theme for 2018, Fruits and Flowers was…

     
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  • Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies

    December 21, 2018mayurisjikoni

    This Christmas I had no intentions of switching on my oven as the weather in Mombasa is just too hot. However, things really don’t go the way you plan it right? Take for example the elaborate plans hubby and I chalked out for 2019. Its a year when we’ll be traveling from one end of the world to the other. So that we have everything organized before we leave for the trip we need visas. That also meant hubby and I had to get our passports renewed to the new electronic ones. We submitted them in mid Oct, presuming we’ll get them by end November, Dec go to Nairobi for visa application and by mid Jan we are set to travel. However, reality is something…

     
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  • Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

    December 17, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOPTHEME:#175 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL The month of December, just becomes so different than the rest of the months. People start preparing for Christmas, people look forward to holiday time, people look forward to meeting up with family. Christmas season has been an exciting time for me since I was a little kid. In primary school it was the excitement of bringing something from home to decorate the Christmas tree and something special to share with all in the class for the end of the term Christmas Party. December also meant that we were required to go to the shop to help out as that was the busiest period of the whole year, did I mention it was a toy shop called Hobby Centre. We would be…

     
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  • Zaletti

    May 12, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: BLOGGING MARATHON #88 THEME: REGIONAL CUISINE -WEEK 2 DAY 3 Tomorrow is my best best best (note the x3 best) friend’s 60th birthday. Today a lunch was organized by her and her hubby for their friends, as she put it people that have made a difference in her life. I baked a orange saffron semolina cake for her. Well, not going to talk about the party but as I was sitting right across her, I admired how she was glowing in her pink outfit and I just couldn’t believe she is 60! Still very active, no aches and pains to complain about, a recent dazzling grandmother as she likes to call herself. Slim, confident, disciplined, a good singer, can make any party lively. We’ve…

     
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  • Double Chocolate Cookies

    February 19, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Double TreatTheme: Kid’s Delight – Chocolate DishesBM#85 Week 2 Day 2   I often bake chocolate cakes, cookies and muffins for my niece and nephew. Whenever hubby and I visit his uncle, I take either cookies, muffins or cakes for the kids. For my nephew its the more chocolatey the better. I still remember when he was in hospital with dengue fever, he wanted to have chocolate cake and asked me to put chocolate pieces in them. That’s how much he loves chocolate. The next few days the only food he’d eat was cake. My niece now tries out some of the cakes that are on my blog. Its such an overwhelming feeling; the niece that I used to bake for now bakes for her family.  …

     
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  • 718. Pearl Millet and Almond Cookies (Bajra Cookies)

    October 12, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Include Millet In Your Diet Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth BM#81 Week 2 Day 3      Today has been such a horrible day for me. I wait till 9a.m. for the maid to turn up. I had planned so many Diwali cooking and baking items but didn’t get even one done. She turns up after 9 and goes and sits down. I was a bit annoyed so didn’t say anything. After a few minutes I hear long sighs… what a brilliant way to attract attention. I go to her and she tells me she is sick. So I tell her to go back home and rest and come back when she is well. She continues to sit there. The softie me asks her if she needs a cup of…

     
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  • 717. Rose and Cardamom Cookies

    October 11, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Cookie,a must with tea or coffee Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth   BM #81 Week 2 Day 2    Isn’t it intriguing that when one has tea or coffee during mid morning or in the afternoon, one feels like having a cookie with it? I do. I usually want to have one small cookie with my afternoon tea. My siblings and I grew up having biscuits as we called them back then with our glass of milk. I enjoy dunking my cookie or biscuit in the tea, milk or coffee. A few places in the world will automatically serve a small cookie along with some coffee. I like that special treat whenever I get it.    I enjoying baking and cookies was what I learnt how to…

     
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  • 716. Khara Biscuits

    October 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Savory Cookies are yum Theme: Cookies For Your Sweet Tooth BM #81 Week 2 Day 1      Since yesterday, the power fluctuation has been so annoying. The power keeps on coming and going every 10-15 minutes. On top of that there was no internet since yesterday! How can one get work done without reliable power or internet. We have become so dependent on power for everything. Be it housework, office work or any other kind of work, power is required. Where other countries take power supply for granted we here in Kenya still have to  treat it like a luxury but everything is done on computers! I think if Kenya wants to be recognized as a great reliable, friendly country its got to tackle so many issues and one of…

     
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  • 709. Besan Nankhatai (Chickpea Flour Cookies)

    September 30, 2017mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON -SEPT 2017 #80TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: PROTEIN RICH DISHES DAY:26      Today is the last day of the Mega Blogging Marathon and what an experience it has been for me. Planning, researching, deciding, drafting and commenting. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this marathon. I’ve made new blogger friends, learnt so much about different regional cuisines from them and we have nearly 442 protein rich dishes between 17 bloggers. That certainly takes care of protein intake from starters to desserts. At this juncture I must thank fellow blogger Veena of Veena’s Vegnation. She casually asked me why I was not taking part in the Mega Marathon and I replied I don’t think I can post a recipe for every day for a month with only Sunday…

     
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  • 583. Karachi Cookies

    August 16, 2016mayurisjikoni

    Only Bakes Challenge#1    I love baking mostly breads,cakes, muffins and cookies, a few pies and adding to the list a new passion, scones. To share my love for baking I started ONLY BAKES group on Facebook. I invited my family members, friends and a few blogger friends to join the group. I started the group in February 2016. Initially I had just a handful of people who joined the group. Slowly, some members and blogger friends like Saswati, Jolly, Nisa, Gayathri, Shobha,Avin, Latha began to post their bakes on the page. For a couple of months I thought,”Gosh, I’ve started a group and its got just a few members.’ Then suddenly membership requests began to pour in and now there’s no looking back. Right…

     
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