Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Cherie i know this is your element you know i mean eating the chicken not cooking it! There is this nice chicken at the food court it is served by the maroon diner not sure what its called but their chicken tastes goooooooodddddddd!like a mixture of yorghut(sp) with vinegar really nice.so i figured this would probably taste the same let me know how it goes.


· 3 to 4 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
· 1-1/2 cups dry sherry
· 1 cup finely chopped onion
· 1/4 cup lemon juice
· 2 bay leaves
· 6 cloves garlic, minced
· 1 15-ounce can tomato puree
· 1/4 cup honey
· 3 tablespoons light-flavored molasses
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
· 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
· 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
· 2 tablespoons white vinegar

1. Place chicken in a plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a medium bowl stir together sherry, onion, lemon juice, bay leaves, and garlic. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. Cover and chill chicken until ready to grill.
2. For sauce, in a large saucepan combine the reserved marinade, the tomato puree, honey, molasses, salt, thyme, red pepper, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups. Remove from heat; remove bay leaves. Stir in vinegar.
3. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken pieces, bone sides down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until tender and no longer pink, brushing with some of the sauce during the last 15 minutes of grilling. [For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. To serve, reheat and pass the remaining sauce with chicken.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


right now am going through an interior designing phase one that i hope doesnt end seeing as am enjoying it quite abit! look at these stunning pictures of attention to detail i am in ove with these!that sink got me thinking the amount of unsual pieces that we could use like pottery instead of sinks they are water tight right?it doesnt get any better than this if it does and you know where let me know.
am trying my hand at interior designing, landscape designing and wedding planning and the guinea pigs are my family and their property to be specific my father's house, my aunty's house and my cousins wedding. so far so good, i would like to think its because i dont have a time limit except for the wedding of course but the landscaping is developing well taking it one day at a time.
i can tell you the ability to be pleasantly surprised in this country is quite high my cousin decided that she was having an african themed wedding in terms of decor and so i suggested we use pots. in our pursuit of pots we actually ended up on Entebbe road around kajjansi we came upon the most beautiful pots and the guy was selling flowers, i was so happy to find hydrengaes i hope that is the spelling,water plants and minituare version of what would be imposing plants and he even knew the botanical names i was pleased all these achievements were at the road side of kajjansi,dust isnt that bad after all.
oh and about that yoga am still waiting for directions from Tandra or if anyone knows where else i would like to know because am spiralling out of control and when i do i willl hold everyone responsible.

Friday, November 7, 2008

garliky chicken easier


· 3- to 3-1/2-lb. broiler-fryer chicken, halved
· 3 cloves garlic, quartered
· 2 tsp. salt
· 1/3 cup olive oil
· 1 lemon, cut into wedges
1. Slightly flatten the chicken halves and place them in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. In a blender or food processor, blend or process the garlic and salt to make a paste. With blender or processor running, slowly add olive oil. Pour the oil mixture over chicken halves, turning chicken to coat both sides. Loosen breast skin and rub oil mixture under skin. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
2. For a charcoal grill, arrange medium-hot coals around a drip pan. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place chicken, bone side down, on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 50 to 60 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F). (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Grill as above.) Serve chicken with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

i know i know after not posting for almost a month i have the courage to put up a recipe well i have an excuse i have been chasing the graduation list literally! its hard enough to enter makerere but guess what its even harder to leave! so bear with me am sorting out myself and to imagine that am struggling to get out and get in!wanen!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Steak sandwich-apulian style
· 1 small eggplant
· 3/4 teaspoon salt
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· 1 medium onion, chopped
· 4 cloves garlic, minced
· 8 ounces fresh, mild red cherry peppers or mild banana peppers, halved and stems and seeds removed
· 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
· 12 ounces beef flank steak or boneless beef sirloin steak, about 1 inch thick
· 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning, crushed
· 4 6-inch Italian sourdough rolls, split horizontally
· Olive oil (optional)
· Salad greens or romaine leaves
· 2 ounces shaved Parmesan cheese
· Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
1. Trim ends off eggplant; discard. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, discarding the outside "peel" slices. Spread the eggplant slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; cover and set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse eggplant; pat dry. Rub eggplant slices with half of the olive oil; set aside.
2. For pepper spread, in a large skillet heat remaining oil. Cook onion and garlic, uncovered, in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until onion turns golden, stirring often. Add the cherry or banana peppers, the balsamic vinegar, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; cover. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes or until mixture is soft, stirring occasionally. Remove pepper mixture from heat. Let cool.
3. In a food processor bowl or blender container cover and process or blend pepper mixture until nearly smooth. Set aside.
4. Score meat on both sides by making shallow diagonal cuts at 1-inch intervals in a diamond pattern. Season steak with salt and pepper, if desired. Rub steak on both sides with dried Italian seasoning.
5. Grill steak on rack of uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 18 to 22 minutes for medium doneness (160 degrees F), turning once. Grill eggplant slices for 6 to 8 minutes or until cooked through, turning once. Set aside. If desired, brush cut sides of Italian bread halves with olive oil. Grill bread, cut side down, for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted.
6. To assemble, spread about 1 tablespoon pepper spread on bottom half of each Italian roll. Top with greens and eggplant slices. Slice steak across grain into very thin strips. Arrange sliced steak on eggplant slices. Add Parmesan, if desired. Lightly spread top halves of Italian rolls with remaining pepper spread. Serve open-face with top halves of rolls on the side. Garnish with sprigs of thyme, if desired. Makes 4 servings

ehhhhhhhhhhhh will be helping everyone that cannot cook aor loves cooking real easy stuff i tell you.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

just reading these scandals a thought crosses my mind okay for the nssf scandal to be precise what would i do if i had all that money at my disposal aaaahh 11 billion even if i spent 1 million a day i would be kay or if i decided to buy the bugatti veron at a million pounds i would still have enough to fuel it.or buy the four door bentley at almost 150,000 pounds or the merc mclaren i can already see it me the open road(mine most probably) and my bugatti veron or my four door bentley life would be the right word to some it up ........ah well since that wont be happening in the next five years(seems more achievable in 10) i choose to purge from memory!what do you do when you discover that your boyfriend has another child with another woman in between your 1 year old son and your other 2 weeks old baby?below the belt can no longer be used as measurement for such men seeing as it is not low enough,such is the dilema some people have got to face on the daily!so my love affair with rock is blooming we are working on it we talk frequently and do lunch daily we are trying to find a way to do dinner and late night calls,we are getting there.
checked my chinese horoscope says all the right things about me interesting i tell you.