I am so happy that it has started raining this week. At the core of my being, I will always always always looooooove super sunny, hot weather, but there is something that I love about the soothing effect of a grey day. I think it is a universal feeling that we find the sound of rain so relaxing, no? I always pause at the sound of beating rain. And when I have some clothes to change into, or if I am headed home, I will walk in the rain or dance in the rain- depending on my mood lol! This is also the time of year where our ovens grow warm. Where the house is filled with the inviting aromas of warm spices. Where we have our warm socks and giant knitted sweaters on. Cookie in one hand and warm milk in the other.
I love oat cookies because they are no-fuss and take such a short amount of time to make. High in fiber and delicious sounds like a perfect win to me! I made apple chai masala oat cookies a few months back and today, a twist to my favorite: coconut and cinnamon oat cookies. You will love these so much!
Like majority of Kenyan teenagers, I lived out my high school years in boarding school. I was in a Catholic boarding school and it was strict, to say the least. One of the things that I found really bizarre, was how it was imposed on us to carry the same things (snacks, jam, hair tiers, etc) and the many things we were not allowed to have at all (perfume, deodorant, face wash etc). The logic was that they were trying to make us all equal, and that the things we carry from home may go against that. Their intentions were good, but this made some of us mischievous and wildly creative about how we could sneak in the “forbidden” things. One of the snacks we were allowed to carry were these biscuits, only two packets, to last until the next time we returned home, which was about 6-8 weeks away. To break the monotony, we would put tastier snacks in the boxes of the marie biscuits so that they pass past inspection without raising any suspicion. One of my favorite to sneak in were Oreos. I mean, they are so tasty!!! That worked until we were caught and had to get more creative ways of sneaking them in.
When I posted a sneak peek of today’s post on Facebook and Twitter, I got the impression that majority of you thought we shall be baking oreos. Sorry to disappoint you, but that will not be what is going on. I have oven issues as highlighted in this post. However, we are going to use oreos that are ready made and reinvent them into something even tastier.
I decided to make an oreo icebox cake, incorporating kiwi fruit and strawberries, which happen to be the colors of our national flag- black green and red. On this Jamuhuri day, this post is so befitting. I think its an interesting recipe, read on 🙂
Hey there! My name is Kaluhi and I love food! Through my blog, I am happy to share with you my self-taught recipes, steeped in nostalgia and the happiest of memories. I hope each recipe you try out is as addictive as the previous one and is shared on a table full of love and hearty laughs!
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