Monthly Archives: December 2010

Disaster: From Kashata to Granola

When a recipe specifies only 4 ingredients and 4 steps, one would deem it as easy peasy. Or so I thought about this Kashata recipe (a street food from Tanzania). The process started smoothly and smelling wonderfully when the desiccated coconut and peanuts hit the pan to bind with the caramel.  The whole cooking process didn’t smell of disaster until the end – the moment I tried to shape the mixture into a walnut-sized ball. As you can see from the photos, I could only manage to shape about 3 balls and the rest of the mixture wasn’t shapeable for being far too dry.

Everyday Southwest First Year Anniversary KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway + random rambling

Before you start scratching your head about this post, a quick clarification -  it is a giveaway hosted by Sandy and Donna from Everyday Southwest (everyday food with Southwest flair) in conjunction with their blog’s first year anniversary. And one winner is going to receive a red chilli pepper (so they called it)  KitchenAid mixer.

So if you’re interested in participating in the giveaway, please click here. Just be aware that the deadline is 3rd December so you gotta ACT FAST. The good thing is you don’t need to worry about writing a slogan or thoughts on a given question. If I read correctly, a “hi” and/or provision of twitter & facebook links are sufficient. To me, that’s pretty fuss free. ;)

I’m not sure whether it is open to US residents only or not, but I’m just going to enter it anyway. So yeah, I’ve a vested interest in doing the post. Also, I wanted to share the news to those who are not aware (honest!).

Good luck to anyone who intends to enter!

*** Anyway, a complete unrelated matter ***

Originally I had this easy dessert (a practice exercise for an upcoming dinner party) in mind for today’s post. Unfortunately, I was down with a flu and lost motivation to do anything  today (except for surfing the net and writing this post, obviously). If you haven’t noticed, I’m trying to blog as often as I can -  daily from Mon to Fri, if possible, especially I’m in between jobs at the moment……Alright,  alright, before this post got any longer than it should be, I better stop rambling…. I suppose not even flu can stop me from talking (much to my beloved’s disappointment, kekeke!).

So take care and drink plenty of water, my friends!