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 …
GOAT CURRY

GOAT CURRY

Goat is the most consumed meat in the world, though not hugely popular in the US.  It is very popular in Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean.   Goat has a bit gamy but is closest to Lamb in flavor.   Though it can be cooked in many ways, the only way we Guyanese cook goat is curried. To be quite honest, we Guyanese curry EVERYTHING.  Chicken curry, duck curry, fish curry, shrimp curry, squid curry, labba (paca) curry, iguana curry…you...Read more …
GUYANESE PEPPERPOT

GUYANESE PEPPERPOT

It’s Christmas eve.   And while the rest of Atlanta is hustling about, making last minute purchases-I have time to sit, drink wine and write a blog post. Why? Because I’ve finished all of my tasks ahead of time. Not to say that I don’t have anything to do today, but I can do it with leisure.  While tipsy. What’s left to do? 1.  Bake Bread 2. Vacuum 3.  Mop 4.  Drink eggnog Ahhhh…life!!  Now on to my Pepperpot recipe....Read more …
A treat after all the hard work

A treat after all the hard work

This past week has been interesting, I adopted a new dog and started a boot camp workout.  It has been very tiring.  As many of you dog owners know, its a lot of work house breaking a puppy.  Between waking up at 5 am to drive to the park to be tortured and making multiple walks so that our new puppy can have potty breaks, I am  exhausted! Lately I’ve been slacking off when it comes to exercise.  I’ve swam,...Read more …
Long overdue

Long overdue

I have a major complaint. The trees have began  its annual journey, their leaves have changed color and are beginning falling.  The stores are filled with scarves and sweaters and holiday decorations.  The nights are filled with frost and a cold breeze comes through my open window each night. So why in the world is it 80 degrees during the day? My brain is scattered and utterly confused; its fall dammit!  Its time to put away the short shorts and...Read more …
I do what I want…just for today

I do what I want…just for today

I licked my plate today.  I had to.  I woke up to an empty house, just me and my dog.  My husband’s out of town.  I put on an old  t-shirt  full of holes. I turned the AC way down to 74 degrees.  I cooked liver for lunch…and when I was done, I licked my plate.  I can do what I want and I intend to!!  Until he returns…. I was ready to flip my day upside down…I was going...Read more …
GUYANESE CHICKEN CURRY

GUYANESE CHICKEN CURRY

Curry is a very popular dish in Guyana.   More than half of Guyana’s population originate from India, so our culture and cuisine reflects that.   Any vegetable or meat can be made into a curry,  I used the very popular chicken and potato combination. Here it’s served with Dhal Puri, and Indian flatbread. Chicken and Potato Curry 4 lbs chicken, cut up 5 cloves garlic, crushed 10 stems fresh thyme 2 chicken bouillon cube 1 cinnamon stick(optional) 1/3 cup canola oil 4 medium potato cut...Read more …