Berry Good

I love berries and really try to enjoy them when they are in season because they are naturally sweet then. With strawberries in season and beautifully arranged in the store, they were an easy pick. Soon as I got home, I made a strawberry slushie (with milk). It was cool, frothy and refreshing.   Strawberry…

A Perfect Pie for Any Occasion

Apple pie is a favorite in our home. It is however a labor of love! Though I have always enjoyed cooking, I’ve never been a baker. It’s much too precise and I like to be creative with ingredients while I cook. Lately though, the art and science of baking interests me! I am learning to…

Pilau – a well seasoned rice

This morning I got up at 5.00 a.m. to write my first food blog and all I want to say is “Yum” period. Writing is hard; where do I start really; it’s 5.00; it’s already 27˚C in Grand Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire! Anyway, baby is sleeping, birds are chirping, roosters are crowing, dogs are barking and somehow…