It was a beautiful day, filled with promise and expectancy.  The normally cool wind had given way to the warmth of the sun as the women entered in the church building.   The day’s session began with exuberant singing and a word from Scripture to encourage the women who had gathered for fellowship and the opportunity to learn.

The table at the front was covered with a variety of food stuffs — vegetables, spices and juice which had been set in place to facilitate the cooking lesson that was to be part of the day’s events.  Neddy Dingili began with all washing their hands in preparation for their participation.

Neddy introduced the women to new cooking ingredients, especially those that enhance the flavour of food and provide health benefits.  The women then were treated to a lunch of the food that was prepared in the demonstration, including a cake that was baked with the common household utensils and equipment that would be found in most Kenyan homes.  All the ingredients that were used are readily available in the local markets even though many of the women were unfamiliar with them.  I particularly liked the juice that was made from boiling the outside of a pineapple to which citric acid and sugar were added.

I think this would be a good time to go visiting in their homes!

learning about cooking techniques and nutrition

learning about cooking techniques and nutrition

making stir fried rice

making stir fried rice

everyone gets in on the action

everyone gets in on the action

lunch is served

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6 Responses to COOKING 101

  1. Betty Grant says:

    The photos tell so much … thanks for sharing, Debbie …. I know they’d appreciate you !! God Bless !!

  2. Myrna says:

    Is this the Neddy of the beads? She is quite a lady, isn’t she. Enjoyed reading about Cooking 101. Myrna

    • Debbie says:

      Yes, it is the same Neddy who makes the beads. God has gifted her in many ways and she is a blessing as she shares what she has knows and experienced with others. Her husband is the Kenya bishop.

  3. Reg Garratt says:

    Love the photos—-Reg

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