Onion Confit or Onion Marmalade takes some time to make but the end result with truly elevate the taste of any terrine, crostini or of course, the foie gras it is served along. If you have left overs you could use them as base for Onion Soup as well as filling for onion mini tarts.Continue reading

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This multipurpose mint sauce is a great companion to chicken, fish or lamb dishes. It takes seconds to make and it will enhance the flavors of those more delicate cuts such as chicken or turkey breast and white fish. Yields about 2/3 cup Ingredients: 1 cup mint leaves 1/2 cup parsley 1 Tbs of freshContinue reading

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Pastry cream is the base of many French desserts such as fruit tarts, profiteroles, eclairs, mille feuilles cake etc. Most traditional recipes call for flour as a thickening agent, but using could lead to two difficulties. First, there is a chance that the flavor in your cream ends up undercooked which adds a rather unpleasant taste,Continue reading

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  My mom has been making homemade yogurt for many years but I only started making my own when I came to live in Africa and discovered that the supermarket variety is not fantastic. I prefer the plain yogurt because I use it for cooking, in sauces, vinaigrettes , salad etc, but you can easily makeContinue reading

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I was so excited when I first started making ricotta at home, that I would make it every week and have it for breakfast with honey and fresh fruits every morning for a month. In my humble opinion, the homemade ricotta is infinitely more delicious and satisfying than most commercial brands and it is soContinue reading

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Homemade chili sauce can be addictive, as it enhances the flavor of food but that is not all. It is interesting to know that chilis are very high in vitamin C, in fact about twice higher that citrus fruit. Dried Chilis are high in vitamin A and red chilis are rich in b-carotene. Chilis also have antibacterial properties,Continue reading

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When world known chefs and TV personalities say something like ‘I get my inspirations from the ingredients in season’ it often sounds like a cliché, but ironically this recipe is exactly about making the most of what is fresh and locally produced. The macadamia is a relatively recent cash crop in Kenya and therefore choosingContinue reading

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Dulce de leche is one of those delights that you can either buy in pretty much any supermarket in the northern hemisphere of make it at home quite easily. It just so happens that my local supermarket is not in the northern hemisphere and for that reason I make my own dulche de leche. YouContinue reading

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