Partner in Thyme

Partner in Thyme

06 December 2015 » Partner in Thyme

We will be traveling abroad in just a couple of days (SO EXCITED!). So we will be writing on here whenever we can, hoping that we may occasionally have Internet access- it's not a guarantee. I'm excited to try new food and visit new places and see family too. It's been too long and I've been so busy with work that I've not had time to think about it. Anyways, here's what we've been enjoying lately-Strawberry cheesecake shake- tastes surprisingly exactly like cheese cake- a rare treat ( I'm...

01 October 2015 » Partner in Thyme

Hello there! I'm glad to be back with my craving of butter chicken and naan satisfied. Last sunday we lunched at Khazanna in Village Market. They have the best gravy for butter chicken, which makes it the best butter chicken I've had. Haandi makes a pretty great butter chicken too. I once had 7 naans at Khazanna because of their gravy, a record for me and an indication of how good their gravy is. I could eat it everyday. Yumm... It's just the right amount of creamy, the color is luscious, and i...

25 September 2015 » Partner in Thyme

So it's been awhile since there was a blog post put up here. To be completely honest I got tired and lazy in December and then January rolled around and so did a new year in medical school, and along with it all the joys and stress, so eventually this blog reached really low on my priority list, in fact I don't think it made it on the list at all.. But now i'm on holiday, I start the third year of university next January, and all I really want right now is butter chicken gravy and naan -I say...

22 December 2014 » Partner in Thyme

Sundays are sort of like our cheat days, but not really, we wake up half an hour later for our walk, and choose an easier exercise for the day, we chose tae bo. What hasn't changed about sundays is the food. It's always good.After having holidays for 5 months, my food intake increased exponentially. In university I had 3 meals a day and one snack during physiology or biochemistry,now that i'm home I have more snack times, and not the best kind of snacks to be honest, but my sister and I are...

20 December 2014 » Partner in Thyme

My sister and I came up with a pact to try and get healthy, now that we have absolutely no reason not to. I'm having long awaited holidays after a long, tiring year. I basically studied and ate-we all know what the combination does fitness wise. I just couldn't afford to make health a priority at the time, although I did try take stairs whenever I could, and eat healthier options when I could-I just did little things to help me stay active.I'm done with university now and finally have the time...

24 November 2014 » Partner in Thyme

Hello! Long time, no see. I thought i'd sweeten things up a bit here by drawing what I ate last Sunday.The hot chocolate was from Tiramisu (obviously), the butter chicken and naan from Khazanna. I absolutely love the gravy of their chicken, once I start, I just can't stop! The cake was from cake city, it was surprisingly good, I've had some pretty dry cakes and some extremely sweet cakes from there, but this was good. The tea is from the London Fruit and Herb company. I've been crushing on...

08 October 2014 » Partner in Thyme

Hello folks! It's obviously been a while(as pointed out by my sister on multiple occasions). Udon is a thick wheat flour noodle, it is japanese, but i'm sort of a Rachael Ray in the kitchen, I just prefer a 10 minutes limit rather than a 30 minutes limit.I use udon in hot and sour soup. As someone who prefers foods to drinks, I always have something to chew on with my liquids, in this case udon.I boil the udon with some salt till it's soft and can fold in on itself.While the udon boils I...

05 October 2014 » Partner in Thyme

Every year the Hindu community ( not forgetting Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) have the chance to celebrate the Lord Rama's victory over the demon king Ravan. Basically signifying the win of good vs evil. Ravan's defeat is celebrated by burning a huge statue of him to the ground. We've celebrated this every year since as long as I can remember, and always geared up to eat the delicious fair/street type food at the SSDS temple, not forgetting the lucky dip games, and usually epic fireworks ( now...

22 September 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I turned 24 yesterday. I remember being excited for my birthday days in advance when I was younger. Making plans of what I was going to be doing on the day was a huge part of celebrating. Every single person deserves to be celebrated, but this year I felt so different about it. All Kenyans know what 21st September signifies after last year. I felt like it was so much more important to celebrate peace and moving forward so I didn't think about my birthday even for a second before it actually...

06 September 2014 » Partner in Thyme

The weather over the past few days has taken a complete turn and it's been freezing in nairobi. I love sweater weather and it's got me craving warm comfort food, especially after the long week I've had. I've been wanting to make banana bread for the last couple weeks but never had the time, or all the ingredients. I finally got down to it today and let's just say it's made my day. Perfect in the rainy weather with a cup of tea or coffee.If only you could smell the cinnamon, coffee and chocolate...

31 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

Sundays are even more exciting when you know there's dessert involved. I've been having a sore throat on and off for the past few weeks (thank you weather, and immune system), so it felt so good to eat ice cream today. I'm a big ice cream fan if you didn't know, ready for it anytime, anywhere, even before my meal, and even better if I could have it instead of my meal. I don't eat it as much as I love it though, owing to the fact that I get a cold pretty easy after. It's been getting quite warm...

30 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

When I was a child, my mum had to man handle me to drink my cup of milk, as some of you may know, not much has changed in that department! Everything about milk revolts me, the taste, the texture, the smell, the color, it all triggers my instincts to projectile vomit.Recently while grocery shopping, I came across a branch of Tiramisu,which is a bakery, dessert bar and coffee house all in one!I was so impressed that I decided to go to a larger branch today.I ordered the hot chocolate (I know...i...

29 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I've always seen rice cakes in the supermarket near the bread section. I was intrigued because firstly they aren't expensive, and they look pretty interesting with all the different flavours. I decided to try the plain ones since it was my first time.Pretty bland when you first bite into it, but very crunchy! I'm not very sure I could eat the rest the same way, and so decided to put some topping (a million times more delicious in my opinion).With Nutella and banana. Highly recommend. So much...

20 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I'm on holiday, which to be honest means an increase in my intake of junk food with about zero exercise. I've experienced what that kind of lifestyle can do in my last holidays, so trying to break the trend i'm trying to eat healthy, which leads me to making my own food. This also keeps me more active, so that I don't sit around all day catching up with tv shows and movies.I made a healthier breakfast that's quick, easy and gives me enough energy to start the day.It's pretty simple if you want...

16 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I was in the mood of trying something new baking wise for a while now. I just never had the time and the perfect recipe to make something I would enjoy. I love trying new things, hence the lemon bar recipe which I kept seeing all over the internet, I watched a couple YouTube videos and read a few websites and decided on this specific recipe. It's delicious, with a soft cookie like base and a chewy middle, and a crunchy top layer. The only thing I would change the next time I make it is the...

13 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I wrote this post before and deleted it in my delirious state at about midnight. I'm going to re-write it, because it was technically my first post.            Last week was my grandmas 77th birthday, so to celebrate her still looking 20 years young my family and I decided to hit up a coffee shop/restaurant nearby called The Corner Affair.It's rather a shabby looking place from the outside but the decor inside is beautiful. It had a nice chilled out vibe, which is always welcome in our hectic...

10 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

I've always loved family style restaurants. The ones where you don't have to necessarily worry about talking too loud because you'll disturb the people at the table next to you. I love the environment and the fact that you can somewhat feel at home, because you're that comfortable. It's always a plus if my little brother gets to jump on a trampoline or a jumping castle. Ever have that one place that your family absolutely loves, and is the first place they can think of whenever you want to eat...

10 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

My little eleven year old brother has written his first food review, and he has done a stellar job in my opinion. Anything to encourage him to write a little more!- ROh my god, have you eaten at the new For you Chinese restaurant? It is the best. Today I ate the best chicken spring roll ever and the way the chicken spring roll was served just made my mouth water out of happiness. When I opened my spring roll a very scrumptious filling of chicken and vegetables was in it. It was a perfect ratio...

09 August 2014 » Partner in Thyme

My sister and I have a tendency to use every opportunity available to go for a treat (who's going to say no to dessert?). It's my grandmother's birthday (77 years!), so we went to java coffee house, one of the most popular coffee sites in Nairobi. Great for a relaxing time with a cup of coffee and even better if you want a burger or a quesadilla or a heavenly breakfast to go with it (i'm drooling already!). We decided to share the chocolate chip cookie ice cream sundae, which comes with 3...

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