“I was 32 when I first started cooking; up until then, I just ate”- practical words by Julia Child, popular television chef and author.  I can relate, but unlike her, I was 26 when I showed an interest in the culinary side of life.  Up until then, I just enjoyed being the taste tester and bottle washer. Growing up in Kenya, we had an abundance of fresh foods.  Mum was an exceptional cook, and we enjoyed every dish that she prepared.  I recall Dad’s words till today “Learn from your Mother, you will live to regret it if you don’t”. … Continue reading COOKING UP A STORM!

The Beauty of Brazil


Little is known about the history of Brazil before 1500.  When the Portuguese arrived in 1500, the Brazilian population consisted of over 5 million indigenous people. When their numbers began depleting, the Portuguese started shipping slaves from Africa in the mid-16th century.  Over the centuries, Brazil’s peoples were diversified further by several waves of immigration from the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

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