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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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Kyocera’s Perfect Peeler?

Kyocera's Perfect Peeler?
I love seeing what kitchen gadgets are hot on the market. I freely confess that if I had the budget I would buy and try every single one of them! This month the Food Network featured a product called Kyocera Perfect Ceramic Peeler that really caught my eye. You see peeling vegetables is one of the most boring and annoying tasks that I have to do in the kitchen. Grating cheese and carrots is up there... 

Add the TriniGourmet ‘Search Provider’ to your browser!

Add the TriniGourmet 'Search Provider' to your browser!
Hey everyone, I’ve added a little feature that will allow you to search TriniGourmet.com at any time, regardless of which pages you have open in your browser. Simply follow the below steps. 1. If you are using Firefox you should see a glowing arrow in your search bar. IE7 does not give off any visual notifications but the option to add the search provider is still there, by selecting the... 

The Nut Roaster

The Nut Roaster
Yet another find that I thought I’d share, it’s been getting some good reviews! The Back to Basics PCNR Nut Roaster gives you the ability to quickly and easily create a favorite snack in your own kitchen. Intended for glazing a variety of hard nuts, the stove-top Nut Roaster’s unique and durable design enables the glazed nuts to mix evenly by a simple turn of the top-mixing handle.... 

Coco-Mango Smoothie (recipe)

Coco-Mango Smoothie (recipe)
I gotta tell ya. I’m feeling really left out of the foodie blogsphere right about now. It seems all everyone is talking about is summer salads, strawberries, blueberries, peaches light dinners and OMG it’s so hot they can’t eat ‘real food’ … and I’m sitting here in my tropical yard where it’s the same high temperatures the year round trying to figure... 

Strawberry-Coriander Cake with Coconut Glaze (recipe)

Strawberry-Coriander Cake with Coconut Glaze (recipe)
I can’t believe it’s already been a month since the last installment of They Go Really Well Together. This time around the challenge was to come up with a recipe that combined the elements of strawberry and coriander, and boy do I think this was the most successful pairing to date! I decided that I would try my hands at a strawberry jam cake, and blend the coriander in that way. Coriander... 

Herbed Square Bread (recipe)

Herbed Square Bread (recipe)
When I saw that Zorra at Kochtopf had decided to start a monthly bread challenge I knew I had to take part. I love to make bread and I don’t make as many varieties as I would like This would be an opportunity to really challenge myself and put to use some of the many tips and tricks I’ve been absorbing through osmosis via The Fresh Loaf For this first challenge Zorra wanted us to... 

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)

Eggplant Ragout with Tomatoes, Peppers and Ground Beef (recipe)
Eggplant is one of my favorite plants so it was with great joy that I saw that it was the main focus of this month’s JFI food challenge. Here in Trinidad you can find the eggplant called by many different names. In the course of the day it is not uncommon to hear it being referred to as not only eggplant, but also melongene, aubergine, or baigan – even by the same person! This dish is... 

Sarina’s Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)

Sarina's Vegetarian Potstickers (recipe)
It’s been several months since I’ve taken part in a “Waiter There’s Something in my…” challenge. So, it was with great excitement that I saw that this month’s theme was dumplings. Who doesn’t love dumplings?!? And I have tons of variations on the theme!… Then I read the rules more closely… oh my… the definition of dumpling was being... 

Dining With Saints (CIC Old Boys’ Association)

Dining With Saints (CIC Old Boys' Association)
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Cinnamon-Apple Streusel Muffins (recipe)

Cinnamon-Apple Streusel Muffins (recipe)
Hearty, dense, earthy, wholesome. These are the words that I traditionally associate with muffins, thanks to years of my mom’s bran-carrot-raisin concoctions. As good and nutritious as those are they are also the polar opposite of everything that this recipe was. Yet another slam-dunk from The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes, these muffins were light, airy, and delicately... 

Green Rice (recipe)

Green Rice (recipe)
This recipe was the first one that my mother decided to try from my copy of The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes. Since then she’s made it at least twice a month and I never tire of it. Smoky, spicy, and heavily herbed it is almost a main dish by itself From The Good Home Cookbook: More Than 1000 Classic American Recipes: “Arroz verde, “ or green rice,... 

Bagna Romano (recipe)

Bagna Romano (recipe)
My anchovy fixation continues and everyone in my home is loving it! This recipe for Bagna Romano couldn’t be any simpler. Pasta, anchovies, garlic and cheese. That’s it! The pasta is so delicious it is a meal in itself! From: Cooking with Three Ingredients: Flavorful Food, Easy as 1, 2, 3 This sauce runs over with the complex salty fermented richness of oil-cured anchovies and garlic.... 

Sarina’s Chocolate Saturns & Ginger Trigs (recipes)

Sarina's Chocolate Saturns & Ginger Trigs (recipes)
Spaced out by the title of this post? You should be! I’ve been bit by the Sci-Fi bug just in time for this month’s Blog Party Inspired by The Happy Sorceress’ theme requirements, and some leftover ginger ‘hard candy’ that I had made on Friday, I put the following together… Chocolatey, creamy, with a sneaky rum assault, I named this cocktail after the ringed... 

Espresso Cake (recipe)

Espresso Cake (recipe)
Mmm Mmm Mmm. Can you believe that this is my first entry to Sugar High Friday for the year? I don’t know what’s taken me so long! But look at this cake, I think it was worth the wait This time around Domestic Goddess asked participants to post desserts that they ‘crave’. Well I crave chocolate cake. Not only is it the cake that I make the best but it also needs little... 

Sarina’s Peppery Paprika Cornbread (recipe)

Sarina's Peppery Paprika Cornbread (recipe)
For my first entry to Weekend Breakfast Blogging I was awhirl with ideas. The theme was ‘Spice it Up’ and I toyed with the ideas of a spicy omelette, spicy hash brown potatoes even a spicy breakfast shake before finally settling on this spicy cornbread Tweet  Read More →

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)

Cauliflower au Gratin (recipe)
Cheesy and tangy, this is a rich, buttery ,and all-so-easy, way to enjoy your vegetables Tweet  Read More →

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma

Krishnawatie Tiwari: The Face Behind Yumma
I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across this article in the Trinidad Express. So often we pick up products in the supermarket and don’t think of the names and faces behind the label. Corporations and brands just seem, by nature, to be faceless and robotic. That’s why it was so interesting and enlightening to read the story of Krishnawatie Tiwari, the creative force behind Yumma,... 

deVine Wine & Spirits Festival (2007)

deVine Wine & Spirits Festival (2007)
(click image to view full size promo) Fresh on the heels of Taste T&T is the deVine wine festival. I can’t wait Tweet  Read More →

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower: Ziti Gratinati (recipe)

Baked Ziti with Cauliflower: Ziti Gratinati (recipe)
There is something about the dishes that I’ve tried so far from America’s master chef Mario Batali. Something very clean, simple and almost spartan. I really appreciate how his recipes allow the flavours of his ingredients to shine, and how he creates an interplay of textures that never seems forced or contrived. My admiration for his food philosophy only increased after watching his... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Final Recap! (video)

Taste of T&T 2007 - Final Recap! (video)
Ok, the TriniGourmet is now probably the last Trini on the planet to share her experience of this year’s Taste T&T festival, but you know what they say ‘save the best for last’ It’s taken me longer than I had expected to get to this because of 1) the server issue I had last month 2) putting the PaperBag Gourmet Club series into effect 3) working on another ‘mystery...