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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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Goolab Jamoon Pudding (recipe)

Goolab Jamoon Pudding (recipe)
This post was originally published on January 23, 2007. It has been updated once since then. When I first heard about Leftover Tuesdays I immediately thought what a great idea! If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt over the past few months (thanks to Rachael Ray) is that leftovers don’t have to be reheated facsimiles of their former selves. This may have been common sense to... 

Trini Bakery Goodies – The Photos

Trini Bakery Goodies - The Photos
Coconut Rock Buns (link to recipe below) Over the last few weeks on Twitter, myself and various other Caribbean cooks (who suitably enough converse under the #caribbeancooks hashtag) have been sharing and reminiscing over various food-related childhood memories. Chennette, who is my dearest and oldest foodie friendship, took the conversation to her blog with the post “Ode To The Bread Van”.... 

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Getting Your Roti On In Broward County (article)

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Getting Your Roti On In Broward County (article)
Image from Cliff1066 Ft. Lauderdale Flickr setThe Broward-Palm Beach New Times recently wrote “A Quick and Dirty Guide To Getting Your Roti On In Broward County”. Featured eateries include: • Lovey’s Roti in Sunrise (8336 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; call 954-741-9212) • Lucky City (5574 W. Sample Road in Margate; call 954-972-1880) • The Curry Hut (5416 W. Atlantic Blvd.... 

Eating “After Dark”: Recipe Books for the Frisky Foodie

Eating
Well, well, well looks like a simple Google search for recipes containing avocado and honey, has led me unknowingly into the seedier side of the Foodie-verse. Yes my dears, did you know that there is a whole section of cookbooks devoted to the goals of seduction and sensual (culinary) surprise? The interplay of food and physical desire are as old as time. Just look at the biblical Song of Songs or... 

Frustration: A Baking Haiku

Frustration: A Baking Haiku
My first attempt sits Trinidad Butter Loaf, sigh How do you make yours? Tweet  Read More →

Dem Tiefin’ We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community

Dem Tiefin' We?!?: Copyright infringment and the local blogging community
Graffiti Art – Queen’s Park Savannah This post was originally published on November 11, 2008. It has been updated 3 times since then. Last Update November 5, 2010 This post was originally written in November 2008 when I was shocked to learn that an application on Facebook was flagrantly using my images. I’m no stranger to finding my images on other people’s sites and I’m... 

New Commenting System Up!

New Commenting System Up!
Hi everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I recently upgraded the way that comments operate on TriniGourmet.com. Previously I moderated every comment as the site receives a strange amount of hateful comments/attacks that I would rather not publish, and as to be expected, a fair amount of spam as well. Unfortunately as the comments can be quite numerous at times I don’t... 

Urban Farming: A Small-Scale Solution to a Full-Scale Problem

Urban Farming: A Small-Scale Solution to a Full-Scale Problem
The Added Value farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn: across the street from Ikea, this flourishing urban farm–built atop asphalt–turns city money and volunteer labor into a thriving center of food, education and youth outreach. Photo by: www.flickr.com/photos/jessicareeder/ / CC BY-SA 2.0 This post was originally published on October 5, 2008. It has been updated once since then. From time... 

West Indian Bread Recipes

West Indian Bread Recipes
Through the years I have assembled more than a few West Indian bread recipes and have decided it is high time to compile them into their own post! Please note that I am more than aware that the current listing is far from exhaustive. As a result I am dividing it into two parts which will be continually updated. If you don’t see a recipe here that you would like me to add to the site please leave... 

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?

Trinigourmet Q&A #7: Where to buy wholewheat roti in Tampa, FL?
This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series Q&A Reader’s Question: Where can I find some whole wheat roti…thats my question! I’m in Tampa, Fl TriniGourmet’s Answer: Hi readers. I am handing this request over to you, please answer in the comments so that all your answers are archived for future reference. Thanks! Tweet  Read More →

Passover Menu 2010

Passover Menu 2010
Passover 2010 falls this year on the evening of March 29th. Even though it is some time aways I have already receiving requests for recipes, as well as for local seders. At the moment I am not sure if my health currently allows me to pull off a repeat of last year’s successful Reggae-Jazz seder, but we’ll see I traditionally have a vegetarian dinner at Pesach, and this year will be no... 

15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte

15 Minute Magic Chocolate Amaretti Torte
Once a baking test Now a Pesach tradition Try the steps below Fifteen-Minute Magic: Chocolate Amaretti Torte Page 276-277, Baking: From My Home to Yours Makes 8 Servings 6 large double Amaretti di Saronno or 18 mini amarettini cookies (2.75 oz) (other brands can be used as well) 3/4 cup almonds (blanched or not; whole, sliced or slivered) 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2... 

Cassava Pone (recipe)

Cassava Pone (recipe)
This post was originally published on November 5, 2008. It has been updated once since then. Mmm pone. A sinfully sweet childhood memory. Not a pudding, not a cake, but something somewhere in between. Pones are usually made from root vegetables. You can also make them with carrots, sweet potatoes and pumpkin. This time around I decided to try my hand at a popular local version made from cassava.... 

TriniGourmet Q&A #6: Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?

TriniGourmet Q&A #6:  Do you know of anyone in Brooklyn or the Bronx who frosts black cakes?
This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Q&A Reader’s Question: I came across your recipe (for Trinidad Black Cake) just last month. I baked the cake and by a turn of events I gave one to a colleague who is getting married in June. Her fiance tasted it and is now hinting that he wants me to make his groom’s cake and a sheet cake to feed 250 guests. I have no problem baking the cakes,... 

Chef’s Table Recipe: Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass

Chef's Table Recipe: Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass
Chef's Table: Ciabatta-Wrapped Sea Bass (ABC News)This recipe for Ciabatta-Wrapped Striped Bass just caught my eye and is definitely a novel and creative way to use ciabatta bread! Combining the flavours of a saffron sauce with a tomato-fennel stew, and easily adaptable to kosher restrictions, this will definitely be gracing my dinner table in the near future (I’ll probably be leaving out the... 

Weekly curry ‘may fight dementia’ (article)

Weekly curry 'may fight dementia' (article)
Image: Sarina’s Coconut Rice With Lentils and Cashews (recipe here) Not that I need any encouragement, nor am I sure do many of my regular readers, but the BBC ran an article last year touting the benefits of regular curry consumption. Among one of the findings was that a key component in curries (curcumin) can help to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Excerpts:. Curcumin... 

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Pt. 9: Brian MacFarlane

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Pt. 9: Brian MacFarlane
Sitting here on a Carnival Tuesday night, watching Brian MacFarlane’s opening presentation for his band this year “Resurrection the Mas” By this time tomorrow we should all know if he has been able to achieve an unbelievable 4 consecutive “Band of the Year” titles. MacFarlane is currently my favourite band designer. I am not a fan of the generic beads and feathers style... 

Valentine’s Day Menu 2010

Valentine's Day Menu 2010
Dessert, Valentine’s Day Dinner 2009 – Chaconia Inn Last year, J and I stepped out in style (or so we thought) to the Chaconia Inn for what we hoped would be a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Boy were we wrong. Unfortunately we ended up leaving as quickly as we could (the planning was horrible, seating was cramped, tables too small, lighting bright, music system so loud we couldn’t... 

Yu Sheng/Yee Sang “Rainbow Raw Fish Salad” (recipe)

Yu Sheng/Yee Sang
This post was originally published on February 18, 2009. It has been updated once since then. Prior to last year I had never heard of Yu Sheng (also known as Yee Sang), indeed I only became aware of its existence thanks to research done for a blogging event. As this year the Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day it seemed only fitting to repost this recipe, which is one I’ve fallen... 

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Pt.8 – JW & Blaze “Palance”

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival Pt.8 - JW & Blaze
No Trinidad Carnival post for 2010 would be complete without mention of JW & Blaze and the phenomenon that is “Palance”. This song has taken a word that I doubt I even heard more than once in a year, and turned it into something that everyone is working into the most random and non-sequitur of sentences. There are KFC Palance ‘feasts’ and yuh dun know I want a Palance T-Shirt... 

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