• 290. lemon poppy seed muffins

    June 19, 2013mayurisjikoni

    lemony and nutty These cooking events hosted by so many bloggers has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages are that you get to share recipes, learn about new recipes other bloggers are making and at the same time get a wider audience for the blog. The disadvantage is mainly for me and that is, I can’t…

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  • 284.garlic bread

    June 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Nostalgia Garlic bread was a common fare in our house when the kids were young. Garlic bread with pasta, soup, at parties, dinners etc. I must have bought loaves of french bread to make garlic bread. Usually we required about 2 loaves just for the family. A few days ago, when I went to Nakumatt…

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  • 252. orange cheesecake

    April 13, 2013mayurisjikoni

    happy 50th birthday to my dear brother My brother’s 50th birthday and I am so far away. Feel a bit jealous as my sister is going to be with him today. Though everyone says that modern communication methods makes the distance smaller, but its not the same as physically being there. My dear brother is…

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  • 251. no bake granola bars

    April 10, 2013mayurisjikoni

    feeling peckish?      Granola bars are good tummy fillers as the oats makes you feel full for long periods of time. As we all know dried fruits and nuts are good for health for various reasons right from providing us with essential vitamins and minerals to protein. Granola bars are great energy providers for…

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  • 243. dry chilli paneer

    March 22, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Not like Open House Open House, an Indian restaurant in Nairobi makes the best chilli paneer. It is so famous that the chilli paneer has landed up on the dining tables all the way in UK. Quite a few restaurants in India get the chilli paneer just right, perfect, delicious etc. To get decent chilli…

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  • 242. spinach paneer corn sandwich

    March 20, 2013mayurisjikoni

    spinach and paneer rule the day What would we do without those nifty sandwich makers? Combine a few vegetables, add meat or paneer or fish or anything, stuff it between two slices of bread and hey presto a quick meal is on the table. A few days ago our mama mboga who comes to our…

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  • 236. mango sorbet

    March 8, 2013mayurisjikoni

     irresistible   During my visit to Dubai, we popped into a huge supermarket Carrefour to buy some water, nuts and toiletries. The supermarket was twice the size of our humble Nakumatt, just down the road and I actually went green with envy at the variety of things available there. I have seen huge supermarkets in…

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  • 226. roasted sweet pepper pesto

    February 12, 2013mayurisjikoni

     a different kind of pesto  Most Italian restaurants serve a basket of bread before the starters and main dish. To cater for the Indian taste buds most restaurants  have chilli oil or chillis in olive oil served with the bread. For the not so chilli taste buds they serve a dip which I have been…

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  • 220. cold cake

    February 1, 2013mayurisjikoni

    a chocolate gift instead of a pearl Normally, the saying goes that there are specific things gifted to friends and relatives on their anniversaries, paper for the first, tin for the 10th, pearl for the 30th etc etc etc,  but hardly anyone follows that. My best friend Daxa and her hubby celebrated their 30th just…

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  • 213. passion fruit cheesecake

    January 17, 2013mayurisjikoni

    passionate about a passion fruit I have been away for a long time. Some of my friends have been asking whether I have stopped blogging. The answer is definitely not. December was just too hectic…. family wedding, guests and a bugging flu and fever with a persistent cough. Still getting over the cough. I have…

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