Tamarind Cooler

Tamarind Cooler

    Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right” Rise up this mornin’ Smiled with the risin’ sun Three little birds Pitch by my doorstep Singin’ sweet songs Of melodies pure and true Sayin’ “This is my message to you oo oo” Singin’ “Don’t worry about a thing ‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right” Singin’ “Don’t worry (don’t...Read more …
Weekend Recap and a Coconut Cake Recipe

Weekend Recap and a Coconut Cake Recipe

  How was your Easter spent?  Did you go to church?  Did you spend it at home or did you go out?   My Easter was quiet and relaxing and spent at home with my family.   I watched my son explore the contents of his first Easter basket and no, 6 months old is not too young for an Easter Basket.   I skipped the candy for obvious reasons; he can’t eat them and I would have been the one inhaling the...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 …
Grilled Tamarind Chicken

Grilled Tamarind Chicken

  Why is it that everything tastes better when cooked outdoors?   Would this Tamarind BBQ chicken have been delicious if it was baked?  Of course, but it tastes better because it was grilled.   I remember as a child cooking curry and rice on a coal pot in the yard as part of playing house.  Yes—when we Guyanese played house we go hard.   We would do a “bush cook” and I guarantee we would eat, then proceed to lick our fingers/plates...Read more …
An Open Letter

An Open Letter

To whom it may concern: Recently it’s been brought to my attention that my photographs from my blog have been stolen yet again.   This time, not only did they crop my watermark but had the temerity to add their own as though they took the time and effort that went into the picture.   This Newspaper that is based in Trinidad went beyond theft and to the point of deceit.   Their intention was to portray to their readers that they care...Read more …
Pineapple Ade

Pineapple Ade

With the change of the seasons brings the desire to be outdoors as much as possible.  The same goes for my cooking.  I’ve found myself grilling a few times a week.  Apart from enjoying the lovely weather while I cook, I do enjoy the flavor that charcoal gives meat.    It’s almost April and I’ve already been cooking like its summer on a regular basis.   Spring brings the desire for lighter, refreshing meals.   Gone are the heavy soups and stews, it’s...Read more …
Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Six months ago I refused to touch anything even flavored with coffee much less have a cup of jo.   That was until my life underwent a change of epic proportions.  I had my son. Thanks to this my guy I started drinking coffee out of necessity and but still wasn’t crazy about it.   It gave me the extra kick I needed in the mornings after a somewhat sleepless night. Now I take pleasure in a cup of coffee, so much...Read more …
Shrimp Stuffed Roasted Red Snapper

Shrimp Stuffed Roasted Red Snapper

I made a trip to the Farmers Market this week to pick up some supplies.  I was mainly looking for tamarind and smoked white fish.   I was browsing the fish section when I saw these beauties which were reasonably priced. Lately I’ve been craving roasted fish but never got around to actually making it so I decided to pick up a couple of pounds with the intention of doing just that.    When it comes to snapper, I don’t like it...Read more …
Happy Hour

Happy Hour

    I’ve had a very busy weekend of recipe testing among other things.   This didn’t leave me with enough time to blog as I usually do.  After spending all day in the kitchen I have absolutely no desire to cook for my blog. Hopefully I will find time to get back to blogging later on this week.   I’ve grilled, baked, roasted, stir-fried and boiled, at the end of the day I crawled into bed only to wake up to...Read more …
Green Seasoning

Green Seasoning

It’s the middle of March and its 83 degrees today.   My first thought was to put on a frilly frock with colorful sandals and frolic about the place, instead I find myself in jeans and a tee at the farmers market elbowing my way to freshest of the herbs.    I live about a 5 minute drive from the DeKalb Farmers Market and it’s the best place to find fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood.    There is also a wide...Read more …