Welcome to my humble kitchen!

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Butter and beef are not the enemy!




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Bitten by the culinary bug at an early age, more often than not, I found myself in my small kitchen, just because.


I come from a family of fantastic cooks and home brewers. I’m here to share generations of Ethiopian classic food, Ethiopian style homebrewing and other favorites with easy step-by-step photos. 


My baking, cooking and homebrewing are mostly an attempt to recreate the dishes and the spritzes that I grew up enjoying by tweaking a bit here and there to improve the texture and the taste and also keep the authenticity.


When it comes to food, authenticity doesn't always translate delicious, with the exception of baking teff  injera  (ጤፍ እንጀራ) (Ethiopian flatbread).


Even though, my kitchen is the smallest of all the rooms [6 by 12 foot, the 9 foot high ceiling is a plus] that I have to keep the pantry in the other room, there’s always something to learn about or experiment.


What's more, dirty dishes left in the sink and on the counter gazing at me for days and not feel guilty is the only justification I got from a small kitchen tucked away by itself. 


Some of my recipe experimental attempts produce good result that I am proud I made it.


And I have to admit that there comes those days, I would go to my kitchen hoping to nail that one recipe that something completely unexpected crops up to produce a completely unexpected result and keep me a little humble.

My childhood cooking and baking enthusiasm

You are responsible for your own happiness!


Look inward!


Go deep into those apparent knots and contractions in your guts, which feeel like uneasiness and uncertainty. They're life gifts to process traumas into clarity just like a bridge in understanding your intelligence and strength.


Your partner is not responsible for your happiness!

What’s a better way to say so long to summer than baking these boozy yeasted barley pancakes with peaches and whiskey?


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Almond shortbread is just one of those melt in your mouth goodness simple deserts that I always dreaded to make, becasue of the impulse of finishing the batch by myself.

Dry Aged  Meats (Lamb & Beef) - ደረቅ አረጋዊ ስጋ

When processing meat to age, two major changes take place in a duration of two weeks to one month.

  1. The dehydration process creates a greater concentration of meat flavor and taste.
  2. The meat natural enzymes break down the connective tissues in the muscle, which leads to more tender – melt in your mouth meat.

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