December 5, 2016

Christmas cookies

It has been a very loooong time since my last post.
Getting used to life in Uganda has not been easy for me. Even though I have moved a number of times, this time around has been the most challenging and difficult of all.
But as usual, I try to focus on the good things and the good people, making the most out of everything and most of all, dancing my own dance!
Yesterday, I baked and decorated some sugar cookies to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Nothing like the smell of freshly baked goods!

Chocolate cookies decorated with royal icing

Crunchy sugar cookies decorated with royal icing, using a small tip

June 7, 2016

a cake for a friend

I must admit that I am devoted fan of the pastry bag.
Love making desserts and cakes that I can frost with a meringue that can also be piped into little stars and curls.
Yesterday I baked a chocolate cake for a friend and used a marshmallow frosting for the icing and decorating.

{crumb coating}

May 16, 2016

a little bit of this and that

It is not easy to find most of the things I need for cooking here in Uganda.
Grains like farro, red quinoa, and barley are some of the things I bring when I travel and use them on special occasions.

Last week we had guests from overseas and two dinner parties in the garden. We barbecued, made some salads and mouth watering desserts.

{farro and israeli couscous}

{cooked farro and israeli couscous}

{grilling the eggplants}

{grilled zucchini}

 {israeli couscous, grilled eggplant & zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, and feta cheese salad}

 {pink roses for a country style decor in the garden}

Sunsets from our garden and amazing, so when we entertain it is always in our beautiful garden.

May 9, 2016


{behind the scenes}
There's no better feeling like seeing your designs come to life.
Screen printing is one of those forms of art that gives you that satisfaction almost immediately. You pass your squeegee and voilĂ , there you have it!!!

From vector design to my screen.

 Fluorescent ink to be printed on organic cotton.

 It is a struggle to find the right inks, with a soft hand in Uganda. Most materials have to be imported.

 Lifting the screen and seeing the result. The scary, but exciting part of the process.

More colors and some branding.

May 5, 2016

torta chilena

This is definitely a favorite of mine! Layers of flaky sweet pastry filled with dulce de leche.

Italian meringue is the best for this decadent dessert.

April 25, 2016

Pottery from Rwanda

Once in a while you find pieces that you fall in love with at first sight. 
This is the case with these beautiful ceramic bowls. They're made by artisans in Kigali, Rwanda and brought to Kampala by Good Glass, my favorite shop in town.

Love the look of the glaze dripping from the edge of the bowl.

Great for serving breakfast.
In these set of photos with my favorite fruits, pomegranate and grapefruit.

April 23, 2016


In my book, the best remedy for homesickness is a bowl of ceviche!
Here served in sushi rice bowls.

I used Nile Perch, one of the only two choices of fresh fish I have in Kampala. The other choise is Tilapia. Both from the Lake Victoria waters, thirty minutes away from the city.

The fresh cilantro is from our organic garden at home. Here in Uganda they call it "dhania".

Happy weekend!!!

January 28, 2016

Damnoen Saduak floating market {Thailand}

The most famous of Bangkok's floating markets is Damnoen Saduak.
I could not miss this "must see" on my recent visit to Bangkok.
A colorful place to see the traditional way of selling and buying goods in Thailand.

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