Lately I have been enjoying making food more than making music. I had to think about that and I realized a few things. Will you indulge me in my heart spilling in a stream of consciousness to whoever might take the time to read it?
Once upon a time, back when I first started to make music, it wasn’t the ‘norm’… there weren’t all the tools available to do it like there are now and basically only actual musicians could make records. Making those records was a really special thing to do and when you put a record out people enjoyed it. They didn’t (always) rip them apart like you were someone on American Idol to be ‘judged’. They just bought the record, enjoyed it and sometimes let you know if they liked a song and told you what it meant to them. That felt so good. Me giving a piece of my soul to strangers and them loving it, feeding from it to sustain thier souls. This is why I make music. To feed a soul. Today, when I bake something or make a meal and I share that food with someone I feel like they enjoy it. I feel like that food made a difference to them in their day and it gives me such immense pleasure to feed someone and know they have enjoyed it.
Ah, baking! I so enjoy whipping up simple, tasty treats for my husband and I to enjoy whilst we sip blessed coffee or African spiced milk tea. This has become my ‘go to’ muffin recipe since moving to Kampala. I have even tried a variation of this using Jackfruit which was delicious. What I love about this simple recipe is that it is a great base to make any sort of muffin you might like. For variation I have also added in chocolate chips.
I wanted to share this interview I did recently with Toby Bloomberg of Diva Foodies.
I have been having an amazing time sampling the food from around Nairobi and in this blog I share with you some of my favorites and some new things I’ve learned.
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