How’dy do folk!
Hope the start of the year has been kind to you all. Last week some report was published online about how Nairobi is the 2nd worst city in the world to reside in. That article started a major uproar on twitter with many ranting and raving on how inaccurate the report was. And I totally agree. Nairobi, in spite of it’s ups and downs, I believe is one of the best cities in the world to live in. From climate to food to it’s inhabitants; all warm. Not to mention we are the only city to have a National Park at it’s heart, boasting the Big Five.
It is in pursuit of this Big Five that I travelled to the Masai Mara in December. Now, I have never done wildlife photography before so be gentle on me, but needless to say, the views and wildlife were breathtaking. After 2 game -drives, one of which was full-day, I happily kicked up my feet at what I had seen. Ranging from the majestic pride of lions to schools of elephants to Topis, Gazelles, warthogs, cheetahs, vultures…it was a photography feast out there [sadly though I didn’t spot any Leopards or Black Rhinos].
Hopefully the following pictures will inspire more positive reports about Kenya and in the same breath, encourage each one of you to at least one day make a trip to the Masai Mara. It’s beauty is too lovely to pass off in this lifetime.
Sorry about the sporadic posts but I’m sure you are used to it by now. Thanks for hanging in there with me!
To cut to the chase, this post is about a food – desserts in particular – workshop that I was graciously invited to by a friend, Amina, a.k.a @aministar. Funny thing about this all is it all began with me looking through a poster at Yaya Centre of a dessert workshop that would be held at the hidden yet lush restaurant, About Thyme. A reckless thought on how I would love to take pictures of such a thing formed in my mind which at the moment, I paid no mind, but as fate would have it, I met the workshop organizer in a twisted series of events.
Not the kind to bore you with empty rhetoric, I did make the workshop, took in lungfuls of air as I set to this new challenge. (Of course one the perks of this workshop was the ..ahem..’sampling’ of the goodies).
Nonetheless, it was not only great meeting new peeps and probably making mental notes of recipes (hopefully I won’t burn down the house in the name of glazing pastries) but the challenge to shoot food and make it look good was something else. Hopefully I can get a second chance to do
So..without further ramblings..I present, pastries! (Ok, ok..pictures of pastries, sheesh!)
~El Fin and Bon Appetit!~