image After 14 years in Africa, our little family has returned the the US to make a new start. Friends and foodies encouraged me to begin a food business. I operate a cottage bakery in the Casa View area of east Dallas. You can order delivery online or find me at local farmer’s markets from spring until winter.

During our years in Kenya, we lived, loved, and worked alongside the Samburu people, a pastoralist tribe in the Central Rift Valley. There were no paved roads in our part of the country. The nearest real grocery store was 8 hours away. We did our major food shopping in the capital 6 or 8 times a year. We ate all our meals at home. I mastered the art of a well stocked pantry and freezer out of necessity. I honed my scratch cooking skills, delved into cheese making, and became enamored with canning. I believe that eating whole foods, cooked at home is the best way to eat. I want to share what I’ve learned, so that you can enjoy delicious home cooked meals with minimal time and fuss. It’s possible!

From milking camels to killing Cobras, my life in Africa was a heart clenching roller coaster ride of experiences and emotions. I hope you’ll take a walk with me down the dusty roads of Samburu county as I share bits and pieces of life in an African village.

The chai should be ready just about now.