Callaloo Patty

Callaloo Patty

  I had an entire blog post planned and then this happened–> my son crawled for the first time today.     I rarely speak about my private life but as I started to write I realized my heart was filled with melancholy and all I could think of was his new found freedom.   While I watched him wriggle his way across the carpet, my emotions changed from glee and pride to sadness in an instant.    Long before I became a parent,...Read more …

Giveaway: Cooking Classes For Two

  **This Giveaway is now closed** I must confess that this warm weather has derailed my cooking.   If you follow me on Instagram you will see that I am still cooking…just not as much.  I promise that I will be back soon with all new recipes but in the meanwhile I will be giving away 1 complementary cooking class for two courtesy of My Mommy & Me Catering.    My longtime friend and Chef extraordinaire Shauna along with her mom owns...Read more …
NOT Your Mom’s Tapioca Pudding

NOT Your Mom’s Tapioca Pudding

This is not the tapioca you remembered from childhood.   This is a grown up, sophisticated version of what our moms fed us for breakfast.   Also known as sago, tapioca porridge had a texture that I hated as a child and absolutely refused to eat it.    Years later as an adult, I decided to give it a try and lo and behold, I actually liked it. Tapioca, which comes from the cassava plant  is grown in tropical regions of Asian and...Read more …
Jehan Can Cook Out And About

Jehan Can Cook Out And About

  This weekend I had an amazing opportunity to be at judge at Marietta Square Farmers Market Culinary Competition.   Thomas James Sparvka contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be a judge and of course I immediately accepted. Two chefs from nearby restaurants would have 1 hour to shop the Marietta Square Farmers Market for ingredients and 1 hour to prepare an appetizer and a main course with the produce that they purchased.   Chef April Higdon...Read more …

Out and About

On Saturday June 23rd..that’s tomorrow, I will be judging The Marietta Square Farmers Market Culinary Competition!  Two competing chefs will have go head to head in a cook-off challenge where they will have one hour to shop the Farmers Market for ingredients and one hour to cook!   In case you’re not familiar with Marietta Square Farmers Market head over here and check it out.    With over 50 vendors offering an assortment of produce, baked goods, fresh flowers, the Marietta...Read more …
Pork Curry

Pork Curry

When I’m out of veggies and have a huge piece of meat staring back at me begging to be made into something fab, curry is usually my go to meal.   This weekend I was faced with just this scenario. I peeked into my freezer and spotted a huge pork shoulder that I had intended on roasting butttt I would have to find something to serve along with it so I scrapped that idea and decided to curry it instead.   Who...Read more …
Green Mango Drink

Green Mango Drink

Many of you probably aren’t familiar with the taste of a green as it lives in the shadows of its future self, the ripe mango.    Generally most recipes use ripened mangoes but do you know that in Guyana and parts of the Caribbean the green mango is used more in cooking?   We typically save the ripe mangoes to be eating straight off the tree in its purest form whereas the green mango is used in a variety of...Read more …
A Night out and a Steamed Snapper Recipe

A Night out and a Steamed Snapper Recipe

It’s always nice to have a day of pampering and thanks to Tami of Talking with Tami  and the Drybar in Atlanta for throwing a girls night of pampering. If you haven’t been to the DryBar, you should.  For a flat fee of $35 you can have your hair blown out in a variety of styles that you chose from the menu. We were treated to complimentary champagne, cupcakes and blowouts pared with great company.    I noshed, mingled and met new...Read more …
Stewed Kidney Beans

Stewed Kidney Beans

  Side dishes are so easily overlooked.   When deciding on a menu, you will find that most people think of what meat to cook and how to cook it first; once that is finalized, only then do they think of what to cook on the side when in actuality side dishes can be the star on the plate. How many times have you gone to a restaurant, ordered a fantastic meal but the side dishes are totally uninspired, sort of...Read more …
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 …