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Passionate foodie, founder of Trinigourmet and Caribbean Lifestyle Maven. Author of "Glam By Request: 30+ Easy Caribbean Recipes"

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TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)

TRINIDAD EXPRESS FEATURE: Pass The Ponche! (includes recipe for Beetroot Punch de Creme)
This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Trini Christmas I am delighted to be included in the Trinidad Express’ Saturday Feature (12/20/2014) on our local ‘eggnog’ Punch de Creme Love the different perspectives and recipes, including one for that increasingly popular variant Beetroot! If you want my own recipe for Punch de Creme you can snag it by clicking this link. Read the article... 
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Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)

Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)
Christmas in Trinidad is a diverse multicultural affair. Not just for the Christian population, but also through the secular participation of the nation at large through the enjoyment of our local christmas songs (called parang) and especially the creation and consumption of our traditional Christmas foods. No Christmas in Trinidad would be complete without some rum-soaked black cake cold thick Punch... 

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)
This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Trini ChristmasLike sorrel, Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas institution. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound (and I love taste testing when we make the visiting rounds). Still, the best black cake is always the recipe that one grew up with. In this case my black cake comes from my aunt, who also uses this... 

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)
What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What is Parang? webpage has a wonderful overview of the history and features of Trinidad Parang. ‘Parang’ is the present Trinidadian interpretation of the Spanish... 

EVENT: Bailey’s Dulce de Leche Launch!

EVENT: Bailey's Dulce de Leche Launch!
Wednesday, November 5 2014 saw the T&T launch of Bailey’s newest flavour ‘Dulce de Leche’ at the recently opened Rizzoni’s Ristorante Italiano and I was thrilled to participate in the event. My day started at 4:30 a.m. and was a blur of morning show appearances, mid-day photo-taking (behind the camera) and then more picture taking (this time in front)... 
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F1RST.com launches “Menus and Catalogues” feature

Consumers in Trinidad and Tobago will soon be able to browse specific products, services and menu items of local businesses online through the new Menus and Catalogues feature being released by the search platform, F1RST.com. The Menus and Catalogues feature will empower consumers to make purchasing decisions for a meal or product directly from the palm of their hands in a fast and convenient way.... 

Sundae Fest 2014

Sundae Fest 2014
After an amazing debut Sundae Fest is back for its second year. If you missed my writeup of last year’s festivities check it out here. This is definitely one culinary event that is worth marking down Sundae 20th July 2014 – its back!!! The double scoop! Sundae Fest is centered on family, friends, fun and Ice Cream! The event venue will be dramatically designed and transformed... 

At the launch of Franciacorta wines – “the champagne of Italy” #trinidad #caribbean #wine #drink #drinks #foodporn

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Cumin Potato Orange Spinach Salad with Mango Chutney Dressing (via Instagram)

I came up with this recipe for Episode 6 of “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina”. All who had it dubbed it an instant fave from the very first bite. It combines all the elements that I consider essential to a successful salad – color, contrasts and texture. Get the recipe: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/cumin-potato-orange-spinach-salad-with-mango-chutney-dressing-recipe-video/ via... 
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Charles Chocolates – Krik Krak

More gourmet brands are readily available now – both locally and foreign made. However when nostalgia hits and I want to be transported back to a simpler mood and time I still reach for a Krik Krak. via Instagram ift.tt/1jDKndv Tweet  Read More →
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A Sunny Tablescape (via Pinterest)

Info : Loving the sunny and organic vibe of this tablescape! May 21, 2014 at 03:15PM Check out more of my favourite tablescapes on the TriniGourmet “Caribbean Glam” tablescapes Pinterest board Follow Sarina’s board Tablescapes: Caribbean Glam™ By Request on Pinterest. Tweet  Read More →
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APRIL GIVEAWAY! 3 Questions with Debbie of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Hot Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY! 3 Questions with Debbie of Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Hot Sauce
Earlier this week I shared my review of a new product “Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Hot Sauce”. To learn more about its creator and how to enter to win a 3-bottle sampler of your very own, read on! “As a child growing up in San Fernando, I watched my father make his homemade pepper sauce from scratch using ingredients from the local market. I was inspired... 

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce

APRIL GIVEAWAY/PRODUCT REVIEW: Peppa Deb's Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce
Last week I received an amazing 3-bottle sampler of Peppa Deb’s Original Caribbean Pepper Sauce. Available in hot, medium and spicy it was way too good not to share with y’all!  I don’t often use commercial pepper sauces, as my father makes an excellent one. Indeed I am often told that his recipe “Bertie’s Mega-Hot Pepper Sauce” is a fave of... 
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Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu
Photo: Sookdeo Baney March 30 is Spiritual Baptist/Shouter Liberation Day in Trinidad & Tobago. From Wikipedia: Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Liberation Day is an annual public holiday celebrated in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on March 30. The holiday commemorates the repeal on March 30, 1951 of the 1917 Shouter Prohibition Ordinance that prohibited the activities of the... 

Banana Daiquri (recipe) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

Banana Daiquri (recipe) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969
As I type this it’s 3pm, on a Tuesday. Yes, a Tuesday. Sometimes that’s just how life goes and it’s been -that- kind of week already. So, follow my lead and take a mid-day break today. It’s on me! (If your boss complains, make one for them too! ) This recipe comes from my ongoing “Caribbean Beachcomber” series. Banana Daiquri INGREDIENTS: 1/2... 

LIVE VIEWING POST: Watch Trinidad’s Brandon Soverall on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”!

LIVE VIEWING POST: Watch Trinidad's Brandon Soverall on Food Network's
Trinidad’s Brandon Soverall competes on Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen” tonight at 10pm EST. Currently the sous chef at “Triniti” in Houston, TX, USA, he first gained prominence among local foodies via cooking events at Port of Spain’s Fanatic Kitchen Studio. About Cutthroat Kitchen: From Wikipedia – Cutthroat Kitchen is a reality... 

Purim Menu (video)

Purim Menu (video)
Purim Menu 2011 • East Indian Chickpea Salad • Hummus • Pasta Puttanesca • Broccoli Gratin • Haman’s Ears/Orejas de Haman • Sarina’s Rum and Raisin Hamantsachen It always tickles me how close Purim and Carnival fall most years. I especially enjoy Purim because it’s the only time of year to make, and eat, various sugary goodies! One of my favourites is my Rum and Raisin... 

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