ATLANTIC STATION FOOD CRAWL

ATLANTIC STATION FOOD CRAWL

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of going on a Foodie Crawl at various restaurants in Atlantic Station.  Atlanta Station is located in the heart of Midtown and is a mixed used space with restaurants, shops, condos and even a movie theater; you can shop, catch a move and dine all within walking distance. There are a variety of places to grab a bite in Atlantic Station.  I began my food crawl at Rosa Mexicano where we they...Read more …
SMOKED HERRING

SMOKED HERRING

Smoked herring is a common breakfast dish in the Caribbean and is usually sautéed with onion, peppers and herbs.  It is often served with bread, bake, dumplings or ground provisions.   West Indians love fish and eat it in every form, while fresh fish is readily available smoked, salted and canned fish pops up on the table from time to time.   Sardines, smoked herring and salt fish are usually eaten as breakfast in many households and are always met with delight.  Smoked herring can be a...Read more …
GUAVA MANGO AGUA FRESCA

GUAVA MANGO AGUA FRESCA

I just returned from Guyana and I’m suffering from withdrawals and have been craving the fresh food and drinks that I had while I was there.  I was walking in the farmers market recently when the most intoxicating smell drew my attention; I had no choice but to follow my nose and it led me to a pile of guavas.  I scooped up a pound of guavas with the intention of making guava cheese and sharing the recipe on the...Read more …
JERK PORK RIBS

JERK PORK RIBS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HogWildThrowdown #CollectiveBias It’s been pretty warm in Atlanta so I’ve already started grilling outdoors because not only do I love cooking outside, I also love the smoky flavor from the charcoal.  I rolled out my grill this weekend and made the best Jerk Pork Ribs using a homemade jerk rub and Smithfield® Extra Tender Back Ribs that I picked up at Walmart.   ...Read more …
TRINIDAD FOOD CRAWL

TRINIDAD FOOD CRAWL

The last time I was in Trinidad I put together a list of local eats that you must try such as Richard’s Bake and Shark, pholourie and Trinidad’s most popular street food doubles.  This time around I wanted to show you a different side of Trinidad that goes beyond doubles.  When Maria of Trini Chow heard I was head to town, she reached out to take me on a food crawl and of course I accepted!  TriniChow.com is the authority...Read more …
COCONUT BAKE

COCONUT BAKE

Bake is a breakfast staple in Guyana and most of the Caribbean Islands. There are many versions that are both fried and baked or roasted and are known by many names such as fry jacks, fry bake, float, Johnny cakes, sweet bake, etc. Bakes are popular breakfast items because they are very filling, economical and quick to make; a hot breakfast is always just a few minutes away. This version of bake takes a bit longer to prepare since it...Read more …
STRAWBERRY PICKING

STRAWBERRY PICKING

There’s nothing like an outing in the spring.   A few weeks ago my boy and I took the Mazda 6 for a drive out to the country to pick strawberries.  I was given the Mazda 6 i Grand Touring to test drive for the week and was ready to take it for a mini trip.  With real time GPG, Lane Departure Warning and satellite radio, we were ready to hit the road.   Every year for the past 3 years I’ve...Read more …
BEEF LASAGNA

BEEF LASAGNA

This post is sponsored by ConAgra Foods. I cook almost daily for my family, and I enjoy it tremendously. While I love being in the kitchen, I know that’s not necessarily the case for everyone, and cooking daily can be challenging. In the month of May, I’m partnering with ConAgra to help raise awareness of their #GreatAmericanCookInchallenge, which encourages us to cook at home more and eat out less. I eat out frequently, but most of my excursions are blog-related...Read more …
VINAIGRETTE COLESLAW DOG

VINAIGRETTE COLESLAW DOG

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National.   Spring is officially here in Atlanta and I couldn’t be happier.  I love the warm weather because it means that I get to spend more time outdoors. As the weather warms up, I entertain more, which means breaking out the grill.  I usually keep my menu fairly simple because when entertaining it’s important to have enough energy to mingle with your guests, so slaving over a meal is a no-no.  I like...Read more …
YUCCA FRIES

YUCCA FRIES

  Cassava or yucca is a staple in many countries in the Caribbean and South America.   It is a starchy root that has a mild flavor and can be used in many ways similar to potato and can be bought fresh or frozen.  The most difficult part about cooking cassava is removing the tough outer peel but with a bit of practice it’s fairly easy.  The frozen cassava is already peeled but I will link a video on now to...Read more …