• Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

    February 19, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Healthy Dessert For Kids Theme: Kid’s DelightBM#85 Week 3 Day 3    During my last trip to Montreal, during the weekend we decided to go to the Old Port area. It was bustling with people, it was a very hot sunny day, many food trucks were around selling food, desserts etc, stalls selling hats, sunglasses, souvenirs, and so many things. While most of the Canadians and tourists were enjoying the sweltering sun, I was looking for some place to sit under the shade. I  cannot bear really hot weather. It just zaps all my energy and I feel so sluggish. I finally found some place on the bench under a tree and right in front of the truck selling chocolate dipped frozen bananas. The choice…

     
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  • 739. Mango, banana and mint sorbet

    January 30, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Recipe Swap 2       After Dawn paired us up for the January Food Bloggers Recipe Swap, I had every intention of immediately checking out my partner Sarah Schwarz’s blog Cook At Home. However, that did not happen as I was in a holiday mood. When Sarah sent me an email asking me questions to know a bit more about me, I thought I too better get cracking. However, on holiday and no access to a kitchen  I thought I’d go through her blog and decide on what I’d like to make. As I cruise through her blog I see the phrases like Whole 30 and Paleo. Frankly I didn’t know what Whole 30 meant till I googled the phrase. So I knew I would…

     
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  • 633. Watermelon Coconut and Rose Popsicles

    April 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Summer time It was in year 1 that I learnt that there were different seasons. Growing up in Nairobi, for us it was always hot during the day, cold at night and the occasional showers in April and October. That was pretty much what the weather was back then. Words like Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn were all new to me, seasons not experienced as yet. Postcards and pictures in books made them all seem like such refreshing and exotic seasons. When my aunt and cousins went off to UK in the 70s its then we would hear from them how windy the autumns were, umbrellas flying away and how their hands would get ice cold shovelling the snow. Mombasa’s hot weather was the hottest…

     
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  • 508. mango cardamom ice cream

    May 27, 2015mayurisjikoni

    About time        I am so glad that France is the first developed country to tackle the issue of food wastage and will be passing a law that supermarkets will be banned from throwing or destroying food that is still edible. It is believed that in France about 7.1 million tonnes of food is wasted per year. There a many poor families, students, homeless and unemployed people forage the bins for food. To prevent potential food poisoning, supermarkets have been dousing the leftover food with bleach. In 2012 UK threw away 7 million tonnes of food. How much is that? Well, fill Wembley Stadium nine times over. The law will require the supermarkets to donate the food to charities or as animal feed.…

     
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  • 394.apple cinnamon ice cream

    June 2, 2014mayurisjikoni

    a cool treat   I made this ice cream last year at my son’s place using his ice cream maker. It was a welcome treat at that time as it was pretty hot in Montreal. Montreal summers can get hot and humid. I am waiting to buy some fresh cream to make it again to share with friends. Its great that apples are no longer a seasonal fruit, they are available throughout the year. Apple and cinnamon is obviously a no fail combination, a classic combination. I loved that with each spoon, I got to bite into a tiny piece of fruit. I remember years back that the only apples available in Nairobi were the tiny hard greenish types from Kitale and when I went…

     
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  • 391. frozen blueberry ice cream

    May 29, 2014mayurisjikoni

    My first experience with an ice cream maker My first visit to Canada last year was full of excitement and my son tried to make it special in every respect. He froze loads of blueberries for us as it would have been out of season by the time we reached there. I was obviously excited to try out Neel’s ice cream maker. Read the instructions properly, browsed the internet to know to use frozen fruits to make ice cream. There was no one recipe I followed, took what I thought would work for me from here and there and made soft serve blueberry ice cream. My son and hubby were excited but I was like a little kid, over excited. We couldn’t even wait to…

     
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  • 383.strawberry frozen yogurt 2

    May 13, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Spring is finally here    When we arrived in Montreal a few weeks ago it was cold and rainy. Suddenly a few days ago the weather changed. It was sunny and bright over the Mother’s Day weekend and yesterday the temperatures were around 18°C. Ice cream places were busy and  hot tea and coffee was replaced by cold coffee, iced tea, fresh juices etc. A few weeks ago, leaves and buds on trees and plants still appeared tightly folded and suddenly a spurt of sunshine and they are unfolding into beauties. Ferns, pansies, daffodils appear bright as the sunshine. However, today the weather has changed back to a dull grey but plants are dancing in the slight breeze.        Mother’s Day and sunshine…

     
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  • 171. pineapple paleta

    August 30, 2012mayurisjikoni

    Tinkering in the kitchen  When Niku my son, was home for his break, we bought a lovely orangey looking pineapple. Got excited thinking that it will be so sweet and juicy. We cut the pineapple and  much to our disappointment it was  sour. Couldn’t use it up in a salad as it was too sour. So I just left the pineapple chunks in the fridge. Usually ideas crop up at the most weirdest time. In walks Niku, opens the fridge to look for some fresh juice and instantly we both think of making paletas. I was itching to use the ice pop molds he bought for me so of course the idea got stuck there….. sour fruit, molds, molds, sour fruit. As I was busy…

     
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