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Hello, Old Friend

Hello, Old Friend

Banana ‘trees’, Lady Young Road, Morvant “Time, time, time, see whats become of me While I looked around For my possibilities” – A Hazy Shade of Winter, Simon & Garfunkel I had the best intentions where blogging has been concerned, but like Simon & Garfunkel […]

Thinking About Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The first time I gave grilled cheese sandwiches serious thought as a culinary rallying force was when I initially came across Kalyn Denny’s South-Beach centered blog ‘Kalyn’s Kitchen’ some time in 2006. In it she posted a passionate response to columnist Pete Well’s article in […]

Nescafe Billboard

Heading home, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, 2007

Valentine’s Day Menu 2009

Some simple and quick recipes that I’ve enjoyed and hope you will as well. I myself, won’t be cooking this Valentine’s as J and I are heading out to dine. I will however have camera in tow, as where there is food, there is a […]

Cranberries are not Street Food

Can I just say how glad I am to be back in the swing of things where posting is concerned? πŸ™‚ Life has settled into something resembling a routine which allows me to realistically integrate my posts into my daily life. As many of my […]

San Juan Croisee

The San Juan Croisee From The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago: The westernmost of a succession of communities that sprawl along the length of the Eastern Main Road, brash, commercial San Juan (pronounced sah-wah) avoids being a Port of Spain satellite by the skin […]

Local Crixmart

Local Crixmart

Crixmart, Eastern Main Road Many formerly dingy roadside stalls and stands have, for the past year, been sporting shiny red ‘swag’ thanks to the Bermudez Company, the manufacturers of Crix. Normally I am not a fan of overt corporate branding, but this is one form […]

Bananas Ripening

Bananas Ripening

This is how we hang bananas bought green, so that they can ripen without developing soft spots from resting on a surface πŸ™‚ You will know that the banana is ripe when it starts getting spots. I’ve noticed the bananas (and mangoes) in US supermarkets […]

Bertram’s Pepper Sauce (redux)

Bertram’s Pepper Sauce (redux)

Late last year my father was at it again… making his annual batch of pepper sauce! I am so happy that many of you have made it and enjoyed it. If you haven’t already seen or tried the recipe, you can learn how to make […]

Holiday Food Recap

Holiday Food Recap

Clockwise from top left: Mom’s Jamaican Ginger Beer, Auntie Olga’s Black Cake tin, Jason’s Punch de Creme (I pretty much drank that bottle on my own πŸ˜€ ), Auntie Olga’s Trinidad Christmas Black Cake Mmmm, this post will be a short one as I’m still […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate πŸ™‚ To those who don’t my fondest wishes and hopes for you now and in the coming year πŸ™‚ It’s very quiet and peaceful and sunny here right now, and I hope a similar atmosphere […]

One Day In The Life Of TriniGourmet

One Day In The Life Of TriniGourmet

This weekend on Twitter I learnt about a photo event called “One Day In The Life Of…”. My interest was immediately piqued as Ilove taking random photo essays of the world around me. So, I joined the group, loaded fresh batteries in my camera and […]

Supermarket Sugarcane!

Supermarket Sugarcane!

Sporadically over the past year I have seen packaged, pre-peeled sugarcane in the produce section of HiLo supermarket. As a child I would love when my mother would come home with fresh sugar cane. My parents would strip it and cut it into small sections […]

MSG and Me

MSG and Me

Recently, within minutes of eating one of my mother’s egg foo yungs, I found myself developing a splitting migraine headache and growing weak. The onset was so rapid and violent that I became alarmed. Only a few days prior the same incident had happened to […]

Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride Dark Drinking Chocolate

Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride Dark Drinking Chocolate

In the past I have written about my love affair with Blendo’s chocolate. Well when I was in the supermarket the other day, to my horror nary a Blendo packet was to be found. However, there were two boxes full of cocoa pod shaped pallets […]

Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Jamaican Sunday Lunch

Growing up, one of the things that I gradually began to realize set me aside from my friends and classmates was the fact that in my house Sunday lunch was never a ‘Trini’ affair. Roasted Chicken, Rice and Peas, Boiled Plaintain (shown above) replaced my […]