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Donuts by Rose
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Donuts by Rose

This is not her official business name, as at the time of writing this she was in the process of building the brand. Her name however, is Rose. So, we’ll go with that 😜. In these Corona times, many of us have taken to trying out new skills (like me with the banana bread) or sharpening skills we already had. Some, like Rose, have taken their skills a level higher, by not just sharing on social media, but turning it into a business! You see the way we keep saying corona itatuonyesha mambo? Ni kama itatuonyesha new ways of making money pia if we are serious. Rose’s donuts had been looking all sorts of delicious on her IG stories, so of course when she announced she would be selling, I was among the first to place my order! Please, you do not need a special occasion to eat nice thin...
On-board The Banana Bread Craze
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On-board The Banana Bread Craze

This article shouldn’t be under the reviews section because I digress a lot and ideally you shouldn’t review something you made yourself, yes? I think so. But all my previous attempts at baking have been whack, and finally something eatable came out the oven! In Kenya we say corona will show us things. Here is you being shown a thing :) . I saw a meme on Instagram that was about people who have only two moods; either they feel totally meh, or they feel like they are Eliud Kipchoge, God’s gift to the marathon world. Is me. That meme. Baking banana bread SUCCESSFULLY had me wondering why with my big age I have not opened a bakery yet? Like… This was my third attempt at baking in life. The first two attempts were a massive flop, even guys who are not picky eaters said no. That unl...
The Jollof Rice Experience at Mama Ashanti
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The Jollof Rice Experience at Mama Ashanti

My curiosity for West African food was first sparked on Twitter, during one of those recurring battles Kenyans On Twitter start with other countries. This time it was a fight with Nigeria, with the two countries throwing shade at the culture, dressing, food, and women of the other. ‘Kenyans are the white people of Africa! The most tasteless food I’ve ever had!’ read one tweet, with an attached photo of a sufuria full of mashakura. Now, mashakura is a concoction of veggies and meats, carrots, peas, boiled in a large pot of water, that is popular with Central Kenya folk. Nobody knows why anyone needs so much soup. The story goes that since our Central Kenya friends are too busy solving bigger issues in the country, they have no time to prepare a decent dish. So they throw everything i...