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 …
A successful first try

A successful first try

As a young girl this was one of my favorite street foods to buy as a snack while at school.  It was a joy to dip the light, deep fried split pea fritters in a hot mango sour(our name for chutney). Happy, happy, joy, joy…today it transports me back to the many lunch breaks I spent standing on a long line in the hot sun, hoping to purchase some Pholourie.  This is snack reflects our very alive and dominant Indian...Read more …
Cheese Straw, stars and snowflakes.

Cheese Straw, stars and snowflakes.

At this time of year there is always a holiday party, cookie exchange or some sort of gathering that you may have to host or attend.  This is a great appetizer that is the first to go and is very easy to make.  You can make this ahead of time and store it in an air tight container until you are ready to serve.  I grew up eating this but it was always done in long strips, hence the name cheese straw.  My...Read more …
Sugared almonds for your Holiday Party

Sugared almonds for your Holiday Party

Imagine a warm roaring fire, friends and family trimming  the christmas tree and feasting on these nuts.  They are delicious and addictive.  I found the original recipe in Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, but made some adjustments.  This batch is flavored with cinnamon, but you can easily adjust the flavor by adding spices such as chili powder and paprika or orange zest.  I will be making another batch and adding it to my cookies packages that I will be sending to loved ones...Read more …
Finally…Beef Patty

Finally…Beef Patty

This recipe has been sitting in my drafts for 1 month.  I have no idea why I haven’t posted it as yet, but today is the day!  To all of my readers who have requested this recipe, I apologize for my laziness.  This recipe completes the trio of guyanese pastries, which are cheese roll, pine tarts and beef patty.  This is a great entertaining recipe and always one of the first things to go whenever it is served.  Its best described...Read more …