As Nairobi has continued to develop, urban farming has continued to die out. Most people have long traded these spaces for more lucrative ventures, such as rental spaces. But there are others who have taken up urban farming and sustain most of their daily food needs from produce they grow. One of them is Damaris Ngugi. Joyce Mkawasi has more on this story.
Just got a sweet review from the Library Journal on the fondant DVD with Robin. This is what they said:
Robin Hassett, co-owner of and baker at the Dessert Tray in Portland, OR, shares in this lively and informative DVD her tips and tricks for working with fondant, that mix of sugar, water, and flavoring that is the foundation of many candies and icings.
After discussing the basic tools and techniques, Hassett provides a recipe for fondant and then goes through the step-by-step process of decorating two different birthday cakes. Excellent production values and a well-designed menu allow viewers to navigate the DVD with ease. Hassett proves to be an engaging and cheery guide to the world of fondant, making this program the perfect choice for beginning cooks who want to start turning out their own colorful cakes. A useful addition to any public library cooking collection.—John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ.
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