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 …
Mithai

Mithai

Humpf…there’s an ongoing battle in my home between Mr. Jehancancook and I.   It began more than a year ago when I took what I didn’t know was the last ice cream bar and left the empty box in the freezer.   I had deprived him of the right to polish off the last of the ice cream AND had the temerity to leave the empty box as a tease.   How dare I? He was hell bent on paying me back.   There...Read more …
Jerk Pork Sliders with Mango Avocado Salsa

Jerk Pork Sliders with Mango Avocado Salsa

    Last Jerk recipe for a while…I promise!  It’s just that I’ve been cooking a lot of jerk lately, it’s become an addiction and since I share some of my recipes with you guys, you’ve been bombarded with it.   Sometimes I like to experiment with the classics and add a new spin to it.   For this recipe I wanted something that’s both spicy and sweet, so I added quite a bit of brown sugar to the classic jerk marinade....Read more …
Vermicelli Take Two

Vermicelli Take Two

This was always one of my favorites for breakfast as a child.   While this is usually served at special occasions such as weddings, my mom would make this as a special breakfast for us.    Similar to porridge, this is made with thin, white vermicelli noodle that’s cooked in sweetened milk and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. Typically there are two version of this dish; one has a soup like consistency, while the other is cooked until it is thickened,...Read more …
Mac n’ Cheese

Mac n’ Cheese

Some things just speak for themselves. I could tell you a little story.  Or I can give you history on this dish but based its popularity of this dish and awesomeness in these photos… I will let it speak for itself. Make me…. Mac n’ Cheese or Macaroni Pie 1 lb Macaroni cooked according to directions on the package 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, grated 8 oz gruyere cheese, grated 4 cups whole milk ¼ cup butter ¼ cup flour 1...Read more …
BBQ Jerk Chicken

BBQ Jerk Chicken

It’s the middle of May and I can’t help thinking of summer.   While its’ been warm in Atlanta since late February, Memorial weekend marks the unofficial start of summer.  I’m filled with thoughts of all things summer; brightly colored bikinis, days spent poolside, dining al fresco and festivals in the park constantly occupy my mind.   I’m ready to jump in head first. As a tropical girl at heart, I crave the hot rays of the sun so I take advantage...Read more …
Caribbean Chicken Soup and Parsley Dumplings

Caribbean Chicken Soup and Parsley Dumplings

And my two weeks of no meat has finally come to an end and I survived to tell the tale.  Surprisingly I didn’t miss it at all!   Even though I didn’t eat meat, I cooked it a few times for the Mr. because he just couldn’t survive without it.  I was totally surprised at my willpower and lack of interest; I didn’t even sneak a bite.   At the end of the two weeks I celebrated by making a Cinco De Mayo feast, and oh...Read more …
Spinach and Rice Pilaf

Spinach and Rice Pilaf

  Let me tell you a little know fact about me-I am a country girl at heart.   I was born on the West Coast of Demerara and lived the first years of my life in Stewartville.   Most of my days were spent climbing fruit trees, fishing guerilla style aka noodling, eating copious amounts of cane from a nearby cane field or walking through knee deep mud just for the hell of it. Living less than a mile from the ocean,...Read more …