Foodie penpals Foodie in the desert

The Parcel

So we have been away from the foodie penpal thing for about two months now. December was a disaster. As i had said in my January post my penpal did not come through. In fact she did not even bother to return my calls or text, I was not even told sorry I can not. Any way I moved on from that and in January I wrote to my list of penpals and told them that I wanted serious participants only. I got a few and Feb was a great success. I hope to keep doing this for many many more months to come.

My penpal was a beautiful soul by the name of Swabra. Have u ever just fallen in love with someones character even before you met them? that was what happened with Swabra. She has this way of talking to you as if you have been friends forever. She was soo kind too, though she was a bit nervous about pleasing me, why? beats me. This is what she sent me a lovely home cooked meal, she included a beautiful note that had me laughing all the way through. THANX Swabra!!

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka it was soooooooooooo delicious

Chicken Tikka spice mix

Chicken Tikka spice mix that she used for the chicken


Viazi Karai

Viazi Karai they wre light and delicious especially with the dipping sauce

Tamarind/Ukwaju sauce

Tamarind/Ukwaju sauce

Egg Pilau

Egg Pilau, who knew you could actually do this mix. it was to die for

Kachmbari/ salsa

Kachmbari/ salsa this was the TASTIEST kachumbari i have EVER eaten. she added a bit of green hoho (pepper) and sweet corn. I LOVE LOVE sweet corn why i have never thought of adding it to Kachumbari………….who knows

Tende/ dates

Tende/ dates Swabra told me how to make date flavored milk. Use SUPER cold milk and about 4-5 pitted and chopped up dates put in a blender and drinks. Tried it, loved it.

THANK YOU so much Swabra. Thank you for taking the time to cook for me. XX!!

Written by Wangeci Wandere cici
  • What a fabulous meal, looks so delicious!! Nettie

    • Wangeci Wandere

      Nettie, trust me it was DELICIOUS

  • Whoop!!! Whoop!! I can’t wait she’s my penpal this month. Now I’m scared that I won’t be able to meet her standards. All the foods here look delicious.

    • Wangeci Wandere

      Hehhehe its funny she thought the same thing and I think she surpassed all my expectations PLUS PLUS i even felt maybe i disappointed her :-/ i bought stuff she cooked

  • PS. You received this meal while in the desert?

    • Wangeci Wandere

      No, we were patient enough and decided to wait till election weekend when i was in Nairobi. it was soo worth the wait 🙂

  • swabra

    cici!!youre setting me up for a task here!!!lol.thank you my dear and a million asantes for the stuff you bought!i didnt even know some existed!!trying out meals..hubby super happy:).
    gatuiri..i cant wait!:)

    • Wangeci Wandere

      Well that is the whole point of the penpal program learning about new food stuff or getting new recipes. Hope you will write a guest post for me once your done experimenting.

  • Maryanne

    Wow……..the stage has been set!

    • Wangeci Wandere

      I know right!!