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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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TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

TGRWT #2 - Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)
Although this is the first time that I am sharing an entry to They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) this is actually not the first time that I’ve created a recipe for this ongoing ‘Molecular Gastronomy Project’. Unfortunately my first creation was so ghastly, so toxic, that I could barely swallow one bite and promptly attempted to discard it when my mother’s frugality exploded... 

Indo Fair 2007

Indo Fair 2007
While at the Taste of T&T 2007, I was approached by a Tourism guide who was polling attendees. While sharing my thoughts on the event (which will be posted by the end of the week, G-d willing) we got to talking about local food. She told me of the Indo fair, which began last week and runs until early June, and suggested I check it out. She is not the first to share a positive reaction to the offerings... 

Q&A #1: What is Green Seasoning?

Q&A #1: What is Green Seasoning?
This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series Q&A One of the unexepcted pleasures of running this site is getting a chance to hear and answer your questions. Some of you are Trinis who have lived abroad for some time. Some of you are foreigners who have come to love a certain special Trinbagonian and want to recreate their culinary memories. Others of you are foreigners who have visited our shores and... 

The Lighthouse restaurant celebrates Indian Arrival

The Lighthouse restaurant celebrates Indian Arrival
I’ve been meaning to visit the Lighthouse restaurant for quite some time now. This series may be just the thing to get me there πŸ™‚ I love the waterfront ambience at Crews Inn, especially at sunset as the outlines of the numerous yachts slowly turn into charcoal silhouettes πŸ™‚ I have temporarily forgotten the name of the patisserie at Crews Inn but when I went (shortly after they had opened)... 

Technical Difficulties!

Technical Difficulties!
Well well well, look how allyuh get me in trouble! πŸ˜† I finished last weekend feeling on top of the world. I had attended Taste T&T, met Lilandra and Chennette, and had given TriniGourmet a spanking hot new redesign. Yes, life was good. Then, Monday afternoon, in the middle of writing my recap of Taste T&T I got an error when I tried to save my draft. A ‘suspended’ error. I... 

Snakebite (recipe)

Snakebite (recipe)
It’s been a while since I whipped up a little poison for y’all, and what’s more poisonous than a snakebite? πŸ˜€ OK. I never heard about this concoction before this week and the only reason I even stumbled across it was because I wanted to take part in the Edible Reptile food challenge. But who cares? It tastes great! Especially ice cold! Simply mix one part lager beer and one part... 

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)
Fried vegetables in a light, almost meringue-like, batter. Delicious! Although this recipe calls for squash or zucchini I used up veggies that I had on hand (cauliflower, potatoes, mushrooms and more!) The results were just as excellent. This is -the- perfect beer food πŸ˜†  Read More →

Angelo’s on Ariapita

Angelo's on Ariapita
The above advert for a restaurant (new?) called Angelo’s caught my eye in the Saturday Express. Ariapita Avenue is the main culinary artery for dining in and around Port-of-Spain and it really is amazing how many restaurants it seems able to contain! I think I”ll have to check them out, especially as Tiramisu is currently my HΓ€agen Dazs flavour of choice (for reasons that will be posted... 

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)

Chubby Soda (now in 6-packs!)
If there’s one thing that can’t be denied it’s that Trinis love their soda (or ‘sweet drink’ as its commonly called). Growing up here I was spoiled to an endless array of flavours that I thought would be matched or surpassed when I went to the US for 5 years. Sadly this was not the case. Flavours here mimic the natural (passionfruit, banana, mango, mauby, apple, grapefruit... 

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

Friendship Cookies (recipe)
There are three things that are always in stock in my mom’s pantry, onions, garlic and ginger. We use ginger in so many dishes it’s not funny! I suspect it’s a holdover from the Chinese part of her heritage πŸ˜› Most recently I used ginger in a sweet, rather than savoury, recipe when I made my mom a batch of Friendship Cookies for Mother’s Day. As a result, I thought that this... 

Nyam #2: Canada’s kslobodian is sump.tuo.us

Nyam #2: Canada's kslobodian is sump.tuo.us
Confused by my title? Don’t be πŸ™‚ This is simply the second in my Nyam series πŸ™‚ For those who are newer to this blog, Nyam was a series I started last year where I interview the creators of food blogs that capture my imagination and appetite πŸ™‚ My first interview was with fellow Trini blogger Chennette. This time I shifted my gaze to the far north, Vancouver Canada to be exact. Canada... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Flyer

Taste of T&T 2007 - Flyer
The Taste of Trinidad & Tobago is here! Click image to enlarge/read details  Read More →

Chefs Catalog Memorial Day Sale!

Chefs Catalog Memorial Day Sale!
From now through May 31st, CHEFS Catalog is offering Free Shipping on all orders of $99 or more! Be sure to check out their Memorial Day Sale as well. πŸ™‚  Read More →

Taste of T&T 2007 – Gourmet Ticket in Hand!

Taste of T&T 2007 - Gourmet Ticket in Hand!
My ticket for this weekend’s Taste of T&T is in my hands and boy am I getting excited! πŸ˜€ Isn’t it lovely? πŸ™‚ I picked it up at Joseph’s, one of the participating restaurants. It was my first time to their premises and I was very impressed by the layout. I will have to check them out soon πŸ™‚ hey Chennette and Lilandra wanna swap my Chicken Tandooris for your wine? πŸ˜†... 

Sarina’s Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)

Sarina's Spicy Caesar Salad (recipe)
My last entry to Hay Hay it’s Donna Day went off so well that I’m not exactly sure why it’s taken me so long to submit another concoction. Oh well, this entry remedies that in a healthy veggie way. This month the theme was Caesar Salad, something that I’ve heard a lot about, have even seen first hand, but never tried. Strange, considering that my own eating habits lean towards... 

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)
I love burgers and I’ve made no attempt to hide my belief that Trini street burgers are extremely special πŸ™‚ So, when I saw that Writing At The Kitchen Table was having a burger challenge I knew I had to throw my hat into the ring and represent the ol’ Red, Black and White πŸ™‚ The only problem… I had never made a Trini street burger from scratch before! No problem, I have certainly... 

Taste of T&T 2007 – Chef & Gourmet Menu details

Taste of T&T 2007 - Chef & Gourmet Menu details
Well the menu and restaurant details for this weekend’s Taste of T&T are out, and I am impressed. These offerings sound delish! I am seriously reconsidering not shelling out for a gourmet ticket. Check ’em out! πŸ™‚ ETA: Looks like I’ll be stuffing myself in Group C with Chennette and Lilandra πŸ˜€ Group C – Saturday: . Food Etcetera (Chef Dean Johnson): Spiced Rubbed... 

Fresh Express Shuts Down

Fresh Express Shuts Down
Photo from Lilandra‘s awesome Fresh Express Flickr Set News of Fresh Express’ demise comes as a great (and depressing) shock to me. Before my accident I relied heavily on their offerings to provide my lunchtime fare. From their teriyaki chicken salads to vegetarian wraps and roast beef sandwiches, I found the idea that fresh fast food could be obtained relatively cheaply at every supermarket... 

Have You Eaten At ‘Caribbean Flavours’ (NYC)?

Have You Eaten At 'Caribbean Flavours' (NYC)?
In my continuing quest to share the ins and outs of Trinbagonian cuisine I have decided that its time to also include our ‘ambassadors’. I’m talking about those brave mom and pop operations that open up at home and abroad offering our fare to foreigners and locals alike. The quality of these places can range from the sublime to the abysmal which is why I want to begin compiling... 

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)

Fresh Green Bean Salad (recipe)
This light salad is simple enough to assemble in minutes yet elegant enough to serve to company. The lemon juice really gives the beans much needed ‘sparkle’. Be sure to sprinkle liberally with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper for even more flavour and flair πŸ™‚  Read More →

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