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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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RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Rum Balls | Julie’s Kitchenette

RECIPE: Chocolate-Dipped Rum Balls | Julie's Kitchenette
Although the recipe may look a touch complicated, it couldn’t be simpler. The key is to have cake crumbs ready to go. I thawed cake slices from my freezer and pulsed them in the food processor. You can also use a white or chocolate cake. Either would work well. Other than that, you can alter the booze you use, although after making a few batches, I like them better with a strong booze (high alcohol... 

Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea at the Trinidad Hyatt Regency

via #instagram ift.tt/1Cw5Hrd Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon #tea at the Hyatt Regency #trinidad (Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm). Reservations recommended (1-868-623-2222)   Enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea at the @hyatttrinidad (Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm). Reservations recommended. trinidad #caribbean #inahyattworld tea #teatime #foodie #delicious #tealovers #amazing A photo posted by TriniGourmet... 

WINE FIND: Le Vigne di Alice Damàn Prosecco DOC

via #instagram ift.tt/1wcl1E3 Le Vigne di Alice Damàn Prosecco DOC Produced by two women in the northern-most reaches of the Conegliano and Valdobiaddene hills  in Italy this prosecco will liven up any brunch or celebration. PROFILE: Fruity mix of pear and red apple; white acacia flowers PAIRS WELL WITH: stuffed pastries, smoked salmon, pasta dishes with cream or butter sauces, dishes with coconut... 

ARTICLE: All About Cassava! (plus my Top 5 Cassava Recipes)

ARTICLE: All About Cassava! (plus my Top 5 Cassava Recipes)
Some #tuber realness – #cassava #sweetpotatoes #yucca #groundprovisions #food #vegetable #yum #yummy #amazing #dinner #lunch #breakfast #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #caribbean A photo posted by Sarina (@sarinanow) on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:11pm PDT I love cassava. Simply love it. This unassuming tuber is versatile enough to take the center role in both... 

WINE FIND: Kendall-Jackson Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Noir

via #instagram ift.tt/1BseH0O Gold Medal Winner: 2014 Los Angeles International #wine Competition My thoughts: Light and fruity it lacks the astringency that many locally associate with reds. This is definitely a wine that one can enjoy sipping on its own and I can see that it would also pair well, across the board, with many foods. I see this wine as being an easy introduction for those who have... 

REVIEW: Miss Em’s Sweet Potato Multi Grain Bread

via #instagram ift.tt/1xGcScS The last few days have been full of brainstorming, writing, and other behind-the-scene goodness! Keeping me going has been this loaf of “Miss Em’s” Sweet Potato Multi Grain #bread that someone brought my way. Made in San Fernando (according to the label) it’s hearty and particularly delicious when toasted. I definitely see this becoming a staple... 

ARTICLE: Have a Banana!

via Instagram ift.tt/1CvoMvI Mmm bananas! Loaded with potassium these nutritional powerhouses should definitely be part of your daily diet. Interesting fact! Despite the term “banana tree”, bananas are actually a large herbaceous plant, the fruit of which are botanically berries! Related Links: • 10 Weird Banana Facts (Fooducate) • 25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas (Food Matters)  •... 
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PAIR IT! Mario’s Veggie Pizza & Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc

PAIR IT! Mario's Veggie Pizza & Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc
  Sometimes I just don’t want to cook. There, I’ve said it. Surprised? Don’t be! I love cooking but like all love affairs sometimes I just want to be the center of attention, want to be able to kick back, or just enjoy some solitude. That’s when I indulge my cravings for restaurant/takeout fare. Although people sometimes think that I eat gourmet fare 24/7 the reality is... 

10 Outrageous Champagne Food Pairings | Wine Folly

10 Outrageous Champagne Food Pairings | Wine Folly
Love this article that I came across online recently from Wine Folly. Key takeaways are that you don’t have to fear the ‘bubbly’ with everyday snacks or party appetizers. Indeed, speaking from experience, I must say from time to time  I enjoy splurging on a bottle of wine, pairing it with something humble in nature (Crix and cheese anyone?), and in sum creating something that’s... 

ARTICLE: Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly

ARTICLE: Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly
  “blueberry aromas and accents of camphor, anise and the slightest floral hint…”Wine Advocate 2010 Penfold’s “Grange” Shiraz … are winemakers actually blending blueberries into their wine? The answer is no. The secret lies in aroma compounds. Curated from Where Wine Flavors Come From: The Science of Wine Aromas | Wine Folly   This article from Wine Folly explains the scientific... 

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu

Spiritual/Shouter Baptist Day Menu
Photo: Sookdeo BaneyMarch 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 Shouter or Spiritual... 

WINE FIND: KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc

via Instagram ift.tt/1xcEzfl KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc This wine is a great example of modern-styled, South African Chenin Blanc. The wine displays upfront tropical fruit and floral characters with subtle orange blossom and a touch of lime. PROFILE: This fresh and fruity wine is bursting with tropical fruit aromas, gooseberry and green apple with hints of minerality. The wine is soft and... 

ARTICLE: The Sweet Taste of Giving Pt. 1 (How 3 Food-Related Companies are helping to build a better Trinidad & Tobago)

ARTICLE: The Sweet Taste of Giving Pt. 1 (How 3 Food-Related Companies are helping to build a better Trinidad & Tobago)
Fresh Start Limited, Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Gillian Goddard & Sun Eaters Organics – 3 companies that are helping to build a better Trinidad & Tobago.  Late last year, when The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) published its 2014 findings of the most charitable countries in the world, like many Trinbagonians I was surprised to learn that our small island nation had ranked 10th globally! World’s... 

TriniGourmet’s Hotlist for February 2015

TriniGourmet's Hotlist for February 2015
The second month of 2015 has just wrapped up and rushing into the second spot for the first time ever is The Complete Caribbean Cookbook by Beverley Le Blanc. Not being familiar with this title I’m definitely going to check it out for a later review. I must say I’m interested to find out the reason for its sudden popularity though! If you are one of the people who searched for/purchased... 

EVENT: Finlandia Vodka (T&T Launch)

EVENT: Finlandia Vodka (T&T Launch)
Last Saturday February 28, AMCO hosted a customer appreciation event for Finlandia Vodka at the Space La Nouba Nightclub. Dubbed the Finlandia Pool Party Oasis, guests were treated to complimentary signature Finlandia Cocktails like Mango Breeze, Spring Bloom and the La Pina Cocktail made from Finlandia Classic and Mango-flavoured Vodkas, and finger food to the sounds of SPACE DJs Shervon, Anil,... 

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec

WINE FIND: Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec
via Instagram instagram.com/p/xKcP6qOI5a/ Laurent-Perrier Champagne Demi-Sec PROFILE: Opens with aromas of dried fruit, almonds and hazelnuts,. Finishes, with flavors of peaches and cream PAIRS WELL WITH: sweet & savoury combinations, South Asian cuisine, fruit and cheese plates (especially with French farmhouse cheeses like Soumaintrain and Bleu de Vacqueyras), mac and cheese/macaroni pie, desserts,... 

REVIEW: “Angostura Bitters (The Taste That Changed the World)”

via Instagram ift.tt/1AkzEv3 “Angostura Bitters (The Taste That Changed the World)” is an easy to follow, vividly photographed cookbook. The recipes lean towards an international palette, rather than Caribbean, and cocktail pairings (utilizing the Angostura line of liquors) are offered for many of the dishes. Copies can be bought at the House of Angostura (Corner Eastern Main Rd &... 
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Trinidad & Tobago Carnival: Part 9 – Road March

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival: Part 9 - Road March
As Carnival Tuesday draws to a close one song, and one song alone will be crowned as the “Road March” winner. To win “Road March” one’s song needs to be one the played most often over the two day Carnival period, at the various judging points throughout both islands. In many ways the “Road March” is the People’s Choice as it is the tune that the crowds... 

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 8 – Ash Wednesday

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 8 - Ash Wednesday
After the frenzied crescendo of Carnival Tuesday all merriment and debauchery ends (or is supposed to end) with the ushering in of Ash Wednesday and the start of the Roman Catholic observance of Lent. My father tells me that ‘back in the day’ all sound stopped at midnight and no calypso would play on the radio with the end of Carnival Tuesday. Things have definitely changed since then!... 

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 7 – Carnival Bands

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival: Part 7 - Carnival Bands
  I was talking to a Brazilian friend a few years ago and she was surprised at some of the differences between our Carnival and theirs. You see it was a few weeks prior when she decided to look and see what costume/band she should play with. She was shocked when all the Trinis were like, whoa you are way too late. You see, here Carnival bands launch their designs in the final quarter of the previous... 

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