In Summary
  • That bakery literally sweetened and coloured my high school life.
  • One day, I dropped in as usual and was just about to place my various orders as usual when I caught sight of this luminous green slice of deliciousness with a strawberry perched in the middle and chocolate oozing at the sides.

I went to Moi Forces Academy, Lanet and the Molo-line matatus would drop us off at the Tea Room stage around 11.30 am.

On my way to board a matatu to my home in Ngong, I would always stop over at Paul’s Cookiemans bakery for some cake and take-away cookies. Oh, I relished those cakes.

The moment I neared that joint, a small ocean would automatically begin to form in my mouth. White forest, black forest, red velvet, vanilla cupcakes; their wide array of colourful and delicious cakes always left me spoilt for choice. I had a budget every term for Paul’s Cookiemans cakes.

SLICE OF DELICIOUSNESS

That bakery literally sweetened and coloured my high school life.

One day, I dropped in as usual and was just about to place my various orders as usual when I caught sight of this luminous green slice of deliciousness with a strawberry perched in the middle and chocolate oozing at the sides.

My heart skipped a beat.  Following my drooling gaze, the attendant asked if I would like to try out this new exciting flavour.

A plate from one of the healthy meals made by yours truly. PHOTO| MARION MAINA

Without a moment’s hesitation, I nodded in the affirmative as I rummaged through my backpack to dig out the extra money outside my budget.

The cake was green with red strawberries and dark chocolate streaming from its edges; of course I wanted to try it, duh-huh!

Colour is a powerful aspect of food. It gives it its appearance which in turn whets our appetite boiling down to our eating behaviour.

I have seen people serve lumps of dull boiled food and torture themselves to clear their plate in the name of “healthy eating.”

You find a plate heaped with boiled cabbages and potatoes wallowing in watery soup simply because someone is watching their weight.

UPTIGHT AND MISERABLE

Two weeks down the line, the person either gives up on their entire journey or is uptight and miserable.

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