Cheese Spread

Cheese Spread

I’m taking advantage of the 7 hour drive back from a getaway to Virginia by taking the time to write a quick post.   I took the last week off from blogging to enjoy the holiday weekend and travel with family.   We took a short drive up to Roanoke, Virginia to visit my sister in law and to bring her daughter back to spend time with her grandmother.   It was also a milestone for my 7 month old; this would be...Read more …
Saltfish Fritters

Saltfish Fritters

Blogging today proved to be a real challenge.   My son decided he needed his mommy every waking moment of the day.   Whenever I was approximately 10 feet away he would sound the alarm.   On a normal day he’s contented to know that I’m in the same room, and that he can hear or see me, but today was different.   And I obliged.   Whatever the reason was, I had to put cooking on the back burner and tend to my son.   ...Read more …
Jamaican Pepper Shrimp

Jamaican Pepper Shrimp

My first encounter with Jamaican Pepper Shrimp was a year ago when my in-laws stopped by with these in hand.  I fell in love that day.   As always, whenever I’m blown away by a dish that I’ve never had before, I pick the brain of the chef so that I could recreate it at home.    Ridiculously simple to make, it’s packed with flavor and a kick of heat. Typically served on the roadside, the shrimp with shell intact is...Read more …
Happy Easter

Happy Easter

  I was elbow deep in the kitchen baking a Coconut Cake for Easter when I received a request for Deviled Eggs.  I immediately started on these because they are very simple to make but is out of this world.  It is always the first to go when served at a party; who doesn’t love Deviled Eggs?   This is also wildly popular dish for Easter.   You can add just about anything to the filling, it’s very versatile.  I’ve seen Deviled...Read more …
Curry Chicken Patties

Curry Chicken Patties

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. One minute you’re sitting on the couch daydreaming about having a relaxing day and the next you’re in the kitchen elbow deep in flour.     How does this happen? On any given day I’m planted firmly on the couch catching up on my Bravo shows.  Somewhere in between a neck roll and a cussing it occurs to me that only one thing can make this moment perfect and that would be_____ (insert food).   I have...Read more …
Lamb Patties

Lamb Patties

Hi my loves, it’s been a while. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes there’s just not enough time in the day.  Truthfully, I just needed to take a breather.  I found myself hitting a creative wall and thought a month off of blogging is probably needed.   And then Spring arrived and it brought a feeling of renewal.  So I’m back and with a recipe that accidentally came together. I had a pound of ground lamb in my fridge that...Read more …
Jamaican Beef Patties

Jamaican Beef Patties

As a Guyanese I felt the need to share with my readers a new cookbook written by a fellow Guyanese Cynthia Nelson.   She’s written for many publications such as  Caribbean Belle magazine and About.com as well as a column for Stabroek Newspaper called  Tastes Like Home .   I started my own Blog after visiting Tastes Like Home,  it was the first time I’ve seen our food showcased so beautifully and recipes that actually work! I’ve tried many of her recipes...Read more …
Cooking Blindly

Cooking Blindly

This is the most challenging task I’ve encountered since starting this blog.   I knew that it was going to be difficult since I had no recipe and no experience and just my taste buds to guide me, but I underestimated this task. When I decided to take on making black and white pudding, I called my mom and asked her for a few tips–she’s never made black pudding but she has made white pudding in the past.  Her only tip...Read more …
Green plantains, pure joy.

Green plantains, pure joy.

When life gives you green plantains, you make plantain chips.  And to go with those plantain chips you make mango sour. Another delicious, school yard snack from my childhood. I ate most of the chips by the lunch time. Sigh….enjoy. Plantain Chips 4 Green Plantains canola oil for frying salt Makes about 4 servings Peel plantains, and cut into thin slices. Heat about 2 inches of oil to about 350 degrees.  If you don’t have a thermometer, test the oil...Read more …
Time travel with just one bite

Time travel with just one bite

Please don’t click that red x at the upper right corner of the page or navigate away from my cheese tarts.  I implore you to give my “rustic” tarts a fair chance. It may not be much to look at but these seemingly simple creations have lived in my mind for the past 17 years.   My desire to recreate those moments of bliss that I experienced as a child has lived on in me, and has driven me to make...Read more …