• Hot Chocolate

    November 5, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: #169 MY BEGINNER RECIPE When Amrita who blogs at The Food Samaritan suggested to recreate a recipe that we made for the first time, all by ourselves, it brought back so many memories for me. From the age of 7 or 8 I was already in the kitchen helping my mum. Simple tasks like washing the vegetables, laying the table for meals, smearing ghee over rotis etc. By 10 I was helping her to bake cookies, would get up early in the morning to help her peel tonnes of potatoes when she made chevdo. It then went on to rolling small puris for kachoris, helping her to roast bhakri, stirring khadi, making salads, chopping vegetables, etc. At the age of 12 I left…

     
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  • Iced Chai Saffron Latte

    July 16, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: FOODIEMONDAY/BLOGHOP THEME: TYPES OF TEA   What is tea? Tea is the young leaves and buds picked from an evergreen shrub called camellia sinensis. All the different kinds of teas we know come from a specific species of camellia sinensis. There are so many varieties of tea out there that its gets really confusing which one is the best. I say the one that you like, is the best. Tea in many countries is a serious affair. Tea originates from Southwest China where is was consumed  for medicinal purposes. It became popular as a recreational drink during the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Portuguese priests and merchants introduced it to Europe during the 16th Century. Its during the 18th Century that the United Kingdom became great…

     
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  • Apple Crumble Cheesecake

    May 13, 2018mayurisjikoni

    EVENT: A-Z RECIPE CHALLENGE First of all let me wish all you wonderful Mothers out there a very Happy Mothers Day. Its a day of mixed feelings for me as I miss my mum so much and at the same appreciate the fact that she touched my life in uncountable way. Last year a few blogger friends of mine and I got together to create this wonderful tribute to our mums through recipes that we prepared for our mums, what we learnt from them or their favorite food.  Please click on the link to check out the recipes. https://mayuris-jikoni.com/2017/05/13/644-mothers-day/ This year another blogger friend, Sandhya decided to honor mums through memorable recipes. Check out her blog for some heartfelt write ups on mums. http://mycookingjourney.com/a-tribute-to-our-mothers To…

     
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  • French Toast

    April 7, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME – EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 6 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper” Do you ever get the feeling that in spite of all the planning, organizing and doing tasks on time, some things are never in your control? I’ve had some of the recipes for this Mega Blogging Marathon ready, some are not. The ones that are ready, are in the draft but need to be done up properly before posting. Some are still in my ever so messy book where I jot the recipe down, jot down the measurements and the amendments. Last night finally after all the house chores and other jobs got…

     
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  • Apple Aebleskiver

    April 2, 2018mayurisjikoni

    MEGA BLOGGING MARATHON – APRIL 2018 #87TH BLOGGING MARATHON THEME: EXPLORE THE FLAVORS – INTERNATIONAL BREAKFAST DAY 1 “Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dine like a Pauper”goes a famous saying. Why am I talking about breakfast? The reason is that the Blogging Marathon group participates in the Mega Blogging Marathon twice a year. I participated in my first one last September where we made 26 protein rich dishes. For the #87th the theme is Explore the Flavors where one has the option of participating in the breakfast, street food,  Indian sweets, lunch box dishes for elders, kids lunchbox, no refined sugar or refined flour, no onion no garlic and wholegrain. The participants can choose one theme and make 26 dishes using…

     
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  • Carrot Cake Smoothie

    March 21, 2018mayurisjikoni

    Enkare Nyrobi – Cool Water      I’ve been spending some time in the capital city of Kenya, Nairobi. Nairobi gets its name from the Masai phrase Enkare Nyrobi which means cool water. It perhaps was names so as its got the Nairobi River flowing through it. However, the river is no longer what I remembered it as. Its polluted and the flow has reduced due modernization.  I was born and brought up in Nairobi but have been living in Mombasa for the past 35 years. Usually when hubby and I are traveling abroad, we do not bother to come into the city and prefer to catch our connecting flight. The traffic in Nairobi is a nightmare in spite of all the new highways and numerous…

     
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  • 715. Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread#BreadBakers

    October 10, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Cinnamon Raisin Sourdough Bread#BreadBakers Breads with Preferments      When Karen of Karen’s Kitchen Stories announced breads with levain, I was excited. Here was a theme that was going to push me to make my own sourdough starter. We were allowed to use other starters like biga, poolish, soakers, tangzhong etc. I left those options if only I failed with the sourdough.      Last year my brother in law from Nairobi had given me a bit of the starter from his batch. I brought it back to Mombasa and fed it till it was nice and bubbly. I tried making a sourdough bread and the mass of dough was just too unmanageable for me. The bread failed in a big (major!) way. The sourdough went…

     
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  • 713. Jamaican Toto Coconut Cake

    October 5, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Coconut and Rum Theme: Surfing Through The Caribbeans BM #81- Week 1 Day 3 A Caribbean cuisine theme would be incomplete without a Jamaican dish. Whenever one mentions the Caribbean, Jamaica is what pops up in my mind and I hear its one of the few countries where a Kenyan passport holder can go to without prearranged visa 🙂 A country that has a diverse population, the indigenous tribe, Africans, Indians, Europeans and Chinese. Under the Spanish rule it was called Santiago but after the British took over, they named it Jamaica. Some famous Jamaicans are Bob Marley, the reggae musician, Usain Bolt the sprinter, Chris Gayle cricketeer who plays for West Indies are a few I know of. Ian Fleming writer of James Bond…

     
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  • 671. Apple Crumble Parfait

    July 18, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Easy dessert Theme: No Bake Desserts BM#78 Week 3 Day 1     I love making easy desserts. It usually means I get to serve it in a glass and its just a matter of putting a few ingredients together to make a satisfying dessert. Srivalli, the starter of Blogging Marathon suggested that for this theme we make desserts that normally we would bake but instead to beat the heat, make them in such a manner that we don’t have to bake them in a convectional oven.      When I decided to choose the theme, the first baked dessert that came to my mind was apple crumble or as its known apple crisp. Basically, chopped apples mixed with a bit of butter, sugar and…

     
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  • 619. Eggless Zucchini Bread Muffins

    February 24, 2017mayurisjikoni

    Guest No.4 on the Blog   My guest this week is my charming niece Pooja. Young, energetic, caring and always smiling. Pooja loves helping people, it just comes very naturally to her. Born in Kenya, partially brought up in Kenya and then in US, she is pretty much a very down to earth sort of girl. She would come to spend her holidays in Mombasa when she was very young. She loved to be around my mother in law or me when we worked in the kitchen.It seemed that she was observing how we were preparing the food. Trips to the beach was like an ultimate dream come true for her. She simply loved the sand and the sea. I remember as a toddler she…

     
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