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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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Trackback Love: week ending July 28, 2007

Trackback Love: week ending July 28, 2007
• Dispensing Happiness: Blog Party #24 Blogger’s Choice Stephanie “The Happy Sorceress” is host to the Monthly Blog Party get-together. Every month she sets a theme that we food bloggers have to adhere to when creating our appetizer and complimentary cocktail. This month the theme was an open one. I submitted Scallion Pancakes with a sparkling Green Tea (pictured)… yummers!... 

Mango Cake (recipe)

Mango Cake (recipe)
This month’s theme of Sugar High Friday is “tropical paradise“. Well seeing as I live on the very tropical island of Trinidad this should be a cinch! Currently, mangoes are in season and we are buried under several bags of the good stuff (courtesy of friends and neighbours) so I have been trying to use them in as many ways as possible. So far I have made my Coco-Mango smoothie,... 

Foodies Unite!: Blogging for a Good Cause

From Monday July 16th until September 3rd Ari of the über-excellent Baking and Books will be holding a fundraising raffle for the 2007 Jewish Environmental Bike Ride. She hopes to meet her goal of raising $2000 and is offering individuals one virtual raffle ticket for every $5 donated. Up for grabs are 56 cookbooks, ranging from current favorites such as David Lebovitz’s Perfect Scoop: Ice... 

TriniGourmet’s Top 3 Posts (as of July 2007)

TriniGourmet's Top 3 Posts (as of July 2007)
1. Trinidad Doubles Trinidad doubles is the ultimate local street food. Cheap. Hot. Hearty. Filling – recipe here 4. Trinidad Macaroni Pie This dish is part of the traditional Trinidadian Sunday lunch and is also offered in cubed form at BBQs and other casual outdoor functions. Feel free to play around with the proportions. – recipe here 3.Trinidad Saltfish Accra –... 

Sarina’s Caribbean Cooler (repost)

Sarina's Caribbean Cooler (repost)
As part of my summer drink series I thought I’d pull a quintessential West Indian cocktail, the Caribbean Cooler, straight from the TriniGourmet archives. This recipe originally came from my mother’s retro copy of Jamaican Cuisine (1964) and can be seen here. Feel free to replace the alcohol with soda water or a fruit juice of your choosing for a ‘virgin’ cooler  Read More →

Mom’s Curried Eggplant, Curried Pumpkin and Rice

Mom's Curried Eggplant, Curried Pumpkin and Rice
Just a photo of a random lunch mom made recently. She also made curried chicken but I wasn’t in the mood for any  Read More →

Trinigourmet Media Mentions 2007 – Caribbean Beat Magazine, Allyuh.Com, BlackWeblog Awards

Trinigourmet Media Mentions 2007 - Caribbean Beat Magazine, Allyuh.Com, BlackWeblog Awards
2007 was a bumper year for Trinigourmet.com, top media accolades included: 1. Being named Best Food Blog by the Black Weblog Awards. 2. Being named a Top Ten Trini blog by Allyuh.com 3. Being cited in Caribbean Beat Magazine’s feature article “Cooking In Cyberspace”. Also: Good Luck Deluxe: Let’s Visit Trinidad & Tobago Good... 
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Scallion Pancakes and Sarina’s Sparkling Green Tea (recipe)

Scallion Pancakes and Sarina's Sparkling Green Tea (recipe)
Several months ago, Canadian food blogger kslobodian (who was also the subject of my second Nyam interview) posted a recipe for Green Onion pancakes. Green onion pancakes (or scallion pancakes as I know them) were something that I was introduced to during my college years in Massachusetts. They quickly became a staple of each visit that I (and my good friend Shyama) would make to our town’s... 

Regal ‘Olive Oil’ – A Pomace Disgrace

Regal 'Olive Oil' - A Pomace Disgrace
There really is no substitute for extra-virgin olive oil, something that I’m sure every foodie would attest to. However finding decent olive oil is getting harder and harder for me at my local supermarket. It wasn’t always this way. Up until several months ago they carried several foreign brands in convenient 250ml containers. Sure they were a little pricey but I considered the expense... 

Army Of Chocolate Biscotti

Army Of Chocolate Biscotti
Like most food bloggers I have amassed a huge set of backlinks to recipes that I want to ‘try’ one day In fact, I would not be hurt if no one believes me anymore when I comment on their blog that I have bookmarked their recipe to try, as it appears that I never seem to get around to it. Well I have set a challenge to myself to become more proactive when it comes to actually putting these... 

Angostura 1919 (Germany Promo)

Angostura 1919 (Germany Promo)
Angostura 1919 @ Angostura.com  Read More →

Bring on the Trinidad Fruit Drink Recipes!

Bring on the Trinidad Fruit Drink Recipes!
I enjoy reading the phrases that people type into search engines to reach TriniGourmet.com, they really give me insight into what people are looking for, and occasionally I also get a good giggle (like the time someone typed in “summon me steaming hot pastelle“ 😆 ! ) Not too long ago the phrase “Trinidad Fruit Drink Recipes” popped up and really got me thinking. You see,... 

Jamaican Cornmeal and Cheese Cakes (recipe)

Jamaican Cornmeal and Cheese Cakes (recipe)
Most of the recipes that I post here have been made on a Friday for Shabbat dinner, however there is a significant amount of recipes that are also made around 7p.m. when I get the ‘munchies’. This recipe for Jamaican cornmeal and cheese cakes is just one of those. My mother said she’s never heard of them but she also only likes cornmeal in porridge so I have no idea if this recipe... 

Calling The Food Fairy (article)

Calling The Food Fairy (article)
The following article appeared in the June 23rd edition of the Trinidad Express. Even though I have been back home for 7 years now I keenly remember what it was like to be living in an area with little to no access to the ‘tastes of home’. Writer Ric Hernandez’ piece does a wonderful job I think of capturing that literal (and metaphorical hunger). Calling the food fairy Ric Hernandez Saturday,... 

Q&A #2: What is the recipe for Rituals’ Double Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake?

Q&A #2: What is the recipe for Rituals' Double Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake?
This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Q&A Reader’s Question: • Can i get the recipe for the Double chocolate oreo cheesecake from Rituals? TriniGourmet’s Answer: When I first posted this picture of a slice of Double Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake (actually from Vie de France) I never expected to get so many requests for its recipe. Unfortunately I don’t have one… but there are... 

Fried Breadfruit and Buljol

Fried Breadfruit and Buljol
Fried Breadfruit and Buljol Yet another earthy rootsy breakfast fave. The creamy coolness of the fried breadfruit chips gives a solidity and neutral canvas for the spicy heat of the shredded saltfish and scotch bonnet peppers. So yum!  Read More →

Global Goodness (#3)

Global Goodness (#3)
Speedlinks to interesting stuff I’ve found on the INTERwebz 😛 1. Dragonfire has an excerpt of Ramin Ganeshram’s excellent Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad And Tobago (Hippocrene Cookbook Library) on their site. Check it out 2. After a brief disappearance dried sorrel is back in local supermarkets with a vengeance. Really interesting as Xmas (chief sorrel-making time) is still... 

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.... 

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