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Lessons in the pot of a Kitchen Rookie. Here are simple recipes to play around with ranging from different cultures in Africa through Europe to Asia, cooking and kitchen tips. Find out secrets that make an ordinary meal extra ordinary. Entertain yourself with the different stories of my life and join me in my small and humble kitchen.

Dancing Carrots Season, Episode 1

Carrot Soup

Planning a lunch or dinner for about 20 guests is no easy task. Even though I can cook, I can't really do it all like my mother used to, everything seemed so easy when I watched her do it but I try so hard to be like her in the kitchen and I still miss something. One thing I remember her telling me is that when you have such a hard time preparing a huge meal, make a variety in small enough portions. When there is a variety, there is always plenty. Carrot soup saved one of the lunches my aunt threw for my graduation get together. The dancing carrots season includes carrot gravy, carrot curry and carrot soup. Due to a ringing demand from my dear Aunt Jackie, am putting through a recipe for Carrot soup.
So, we need

Cheesy Egg

This past Sunday I never made any huge Sunday Lunch, after a late Saturday night I could not get up early enough to make something big to eat so I made myself a cheesy Egg
In my kitchen I had;
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • ½ medium tomato chopped
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • A pinch of salt or as desired
  • I small handful of grated cheese
  • Microwave flat tray

Boiled Vegetable Soup

Today is Saturday, the day for spring cleaning. With all that’s to be done, there is not enough time to make a full course meal so I am having a boiled vegetable soup and French Stick. I find that the Bread Basket at Nakumatt Oasis Mall in my city, Kampala has the softest and nicely baked French stick. But you can find it at any store nearest to you.
For my Boiled vegetable soup I will need the following ingredients:

  • I big table spoon of olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 large red tomatoes or you can use tomato paste
  • I really large Irish potato
  • 2 long and think carrots

Indian Spiced Tea

It’s a cold morning, the whether has been bad lately, some of you may be suffering a cold, I have a sore throat. I am so addicted to coffee, I love coffee so much that if  there was a coffee perfume I would buy one, coffee has got me so obsessed that I get its aroma  from a distance even when its not anywhere close. But….its gotten me shaky and clumsy at this point so what do? I turn to
Indian spiced tea 
What do I need? I need… 
  •  2.5 cups of fresh water and 1.25 cups of Milk (luke warm would be fantastic)
  • Spices (2 Cloves, 2 brown Cardamom ( I like to open it up), 4 Black Pepper corns,1 Cinnamon Stick)
  • 2 tsp Tea Leaves (I love strong tea but you can put as desired)
  • Sugar  as desired …do not forget to have a little sugar now so when you clock 60 years you can still have a little.

Let' play the game of Food

You don't have to be a proffessional chef to put a smile on his face, have your little ones eat up their brocoli or spinach, get to your favourite and expensive restaurant just to have the meal you crave for.No more asking your friend what she put in the soup to get that aroma, you can now visit France for a romatic night of fashion,visit Italy's most beautiful view and get hot with India's chillie spice, have the best dinner at your table right out of your own oven.

Join me in my small and humble kitchen and we can cook our way around the world in bites.