Life. Love. Food

Taking Stock 5

With 84 posts behind me and a jumble of recipes in my head, it is time to take a pause and smell the roses… or the food.. or whatever we want to smell :D. Here we go: Taking Stock 5.

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Making: More videos for you guys.  I shall initially start uploading bits and pieces on Instagram. Hopefully in the very near future I will make full videos as I cook.

Cooking: or rather, making some butternut soup this evening. I am anxious to see how this will turn out.

Reading: Nothing at the moment… That’s a bad sign.. But I am working towards reading ‘We Need New Names’ by Noviolet Bulawayo.

Drinking: Green Tea. And loving the overall change I can see and feel in my body.

Smelling: (and trying not to lick) my strawberry lip gloss that is sitting pretty on my lips which was a gift from my younger sister Kadesa. And also my Honey and Apricot shampoo by Herbal Essences….Oh Lord! If  you ever wonder what heaven smells like, this is it!!

Wearing: Nothing. Just Kidding :D. A navy blue skirt which was also another gift from my eldest sister, Cheredi.  Maybe my sisters spoil me too much :D.. But I aint complaining…

Following: my gut feeling a lot lately. A lot of which involves taking crazy risks and making bold decisions, and still, most of the time really really pay off. Trust that gut feeling!

Thinking: together with my sissys of gifts for Father’s Day for our Papa Bear. Any Ideas?

Wanting: A good canon camera. But my bank account is telling me a different story 🙁

Admiring: these boards on Pinterest for interiors and home decorating ideas. I cannot wait to begin styling my future mansion.  It shall be so!

Learning: To take all negative comments thrown my way as motivation to grow. One of the most disturbing remark I get is that my pictures are downloaded, yet I work so hard to take them and make them look presentable. So I choose to turn this around. I will take it as a compliment that I take pretty nice pics. So much so that they look downloaded :D. And I will work even harder to make them look even better. There is still plenty of room for improvement. Food photography standards have been set pretty high. *rolls up sleeves*

Wishing: that i can find the strength to give up my near daily chocolate binges….NOT!

Wondering: How we got to May 22nd this fast yet we just celebrated New YearsDay just yesterday. 2015 is speeding by too fast.

Enjoying: More than ever being a woman, and growing into one. And finding it just as beautiful to wear my vulnerability on my sleeve as proudly as I do my confidence. To be creation’s epitome of strength and sensuality…. A being who strikes a right balance between meekness and  assertion. Beautiful contradiction isn’t it!?

Excited: That one of my photos has been accepted by Food Gawker. If you have ever tried submitting pics there, you know how difficult it is. And after 10 months of trying and being turned away, getting one to be accepted is quite validating  and quite the victory! *moon walks*

Giggling: At this. #ILoveKids LOL

Liking: the freshness and crispness of the air the rainy season brings with it

Loving: leather jackets which go perfectly with nearly everything in my closet and with this weather.

Hoping: To buy my first bonds before August.

Bookmarking: Cake Festival 2015. Hope to have fun (and take lots of pics) with you guys then

Reminiscing: How good it felt receiving letters while in boarding school. And I secretly wish letter writing can make a comeback.

Marveling: At this engagement story (all over again,sigh!). I know majority of you guys already read it, but it wouldn’t hurt if you read it again. (but maybe I need to move on now :D…seriously!) I love the surprise element of it all. Surprises create the best of memories.

Knowing: That I have what it takes, to do whatever it is I want. But it will also take all I have. And sometimes I think I focus more on all the effort or the obstacles  in and less on my capability, potential and impact I can make. Do you relate? Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we really are all that…

Feeling: Good. Healthy. Smiley. Grateful.

Love and Hugs



  1. Eva

    The growth of your blog is so wonderful I’m still silently following and still not over how the presentation is so good!! It’s good to know I’m not the only one who thinks the layout is great, just a pity that others would choose to attribute it to downloads rather than your raw effort. Keep it up

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Oh Eva… your words filled my heart with so much warmth! Thank you so much for believing in me. And I am so pumped to do even more now that I know you enjoy my blog content. Thanks for that much needed motivation boost :).

  2. Rae

    I had to look for your post on foodgawker and I found it! here

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I think I can as well print-screen and frame this (LOL) coz it is a testimony to my 10 month rejection and eventual victory. But in them turning me away made me improve on my photo skills, so I am thankful * screenshots, prints and frames first Food Gawker accept*

  3. wamu

    silent follower here,
    i am so happy i discovered you.My cooking game is (almost) on fleek thanks to this blog.i have tried close to half of your recipes and i love all of them.Looking forward to greater experiences from Kaluhi’s kitchen. Congratulations on your Food Gawker Achievement. 🙂

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Lynette 🙂
      I am beyond happy to know i inspired you to try something new. That in itself is a victory. I am looking forward to making your cooking and eating experience even more exciting in the future

  4. finya

    Adagala!!!… Kiki gakii just turned me to your blog 5 minutes ago, I’m only one post down but this is definitely going to be my go to foodie blog… Keep on!!!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Hey Fiona! Karibu sana! And I am so happy you love the blog *twerks* 😀 😀 A big thank you to Gakii for that ka-intro too …:)

  5. Njeri

    I came across your blog from ThisisEss comments. Your pictures are soooooo good, what camera do you use? Still doing a great job without a canon one 😉 and Congrats on getting featured at Food Gawker.

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you so much Njeri! I use a kawaida samsung camera, would you imagine?? I just learnt to play around with lighting and angles. But still want a canon/nikon camera. Plenty of room for improvement, but grateful for how far I have come.

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