Fish Stew

Fish Stew

  There a few dishes that always make me happy and this is one of them.   There’s something about simple stewed fish that is simply comforting.   Not too fussy, no special ingredients needed here yet it always delivers.   Here’s a little know fact about me—I HATE frying.   I hate bobbing and weaving trying to avoid the hot oil splatters; just this year I was burnt right between my eyebrow and eye by hot oil so I only fry when it’s...Read more …
Pineapple Lime Popsicles

Pineapple Lime Popsicles

It’s almost the end of Summer and yet I’m now posting about these awesome popsicles that I made more than a month ago.    I was severely distracted and just forgot about them.  The pictures were taken, edited and waiting to be published but it was not until I visited Chef and Steward’s blog and read a post on passion fruit popsicles did I remember that I had this post waiting in blog post purgatory. And it’s not that I don’t...Read more …
Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

It’s no secret that Fall is quickly approaching and I must say I’m a bit excited.   It’s not that I don’t love Summer…I do, but there comes a time when a girl wants to snuggle up in scarves and boots and watch the leaves change colors.   And it makes me all fuzzy and warm on the inside just thinking about it.   Now Winter could wait…to be honest it would be perfect if Spring followed Fall but that’s just wishful thinking.  ...Read more …
Where I shop: Georgetown Food Market

Where I shop: Georgetown Food Market

I love sharing with my readers and in the past have shared some of my secrets to finding Caribbean ingredients in my Survival Guide for the Caribbean Cook.   In this post I will the only Guyanese grocery store that I know of and frequent in Atlanta: Georgetown Food Market.   Located in Decatur, this quaint grocery store is well stocked with lots of essential products from Guyana and the Caribbean.    Though small in size, it carries an impressive variety; from chowmein...Read more …
Summer and a Souse recipe

Summer and a Souse recipe

Some of you have noticed my absence and I apologize but sometimes summer gets in the way.   The past few weeks have been filled with BBQs, Festivals, Luncheons, days at the pool and hosting family from out of town so I took a much needed break. While I have not been blogging, boy have I been cooking and eating!!   The 5 lbs gained in the last month is proof of the excess.  My brother and his family were in town,...Read more …

Giveaway Winner Announced

Thank you all for those who entered the giveaway.  I know a lot of you were disappointed that the classes are in NYC but I plan on doing another giveaway soon that’s more inclusive.    Now on to the winner! The winner of 1 cooking class by My Mommy and Me Catering is: Maritce: ” I want to learn how to cook ackee and saltfish….i’m half jamaican and my boyfriend is from St. Kitts and I have no caribbean cooking skills…I...Read more …
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 …