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1987 Malta Carib Commercial (video)

Malta Carib has been a staple in my home since I was a child. Growing up I felt like quite a ‘big woman’ drinking it from the bottle (I had no idea it was non-alcoholic ). During the 80’s it was promoted not just as an energy booster, but also as an aid for students preparing for exams! From CaribBeer.com Malta Carib is a full-bodied, refreshing non-alcoholic malt beverage that... 

Aromatic Angostura Coffee

Aromatic Angostura Coffee
Why not try a few dashes of Angostura bitters in your cup of coffee today? Amazon.com Widgets This post was originally published December 8, 2006. It has been updated once since then. Tweet  Read More →

A Beer is a… Carib (video)

A Beer is a... Carib (video)
Carib Brewery, Eastern Main Road, Champs Fleurs Ask any Trinidadian to complete the following phrase. A beer is a … and you’ll instantly hear a loud uproarious ‘Carib’. For over 50 years the Carib Brewery has been producing Carib beer to the delight of Trinis both at home and abroad. I know that for myself seeing a Carib sign in a pub or a bar abroad was enough to make me... 

Rumona Liqueur (Caribbean Beachcomber advertisement July/August 1969)

Rumona Liqueur (Caribbean Beachcomber advertisement July/August 1969)
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Rumona liqueur is still very much in production. Unfortunately, I was not able to learn too much more about the history of this product online. If anyone wants to share some info with me I’d really appreciate it! With over 200 years of production now I think they have a lot to be proud of! Especially if the taste is as good as the few... 

Mango Lassi (recipe)

Mango Lassi (recipe)
I’ve been dreaming of mango lassi for some time now. Mango lassi was something I first discovered during my college years in the US and I haven’t had it since returning to Trinidad seven years ago. This rich cool, slightly tart, beverage is the perfect complement to spicy, fiery cuisines and is also hearty (and healthy) enough to be a satisfying shake all on its own. When our mango bounty... 

Mid-80’s Stag Commercial (video)

In the 80’s there were no two bigger rivals in the local Beer trade than Stag and Carib. Both had ad campaigns using local musical icons and slick marketing campaigns. In the above minimalist ad, Calypso King of the World, The Mighty Sparrow waxes poetic on its virtues Although in random talks with people Stag seemed to be the sentimental favourite, at the end of the day it was Carib though... 

Beet ‘Koolaid’ (recipe)

Beet 'Koolaid' (recipe)
Beets. You either love them or hate them. This vibrant, juicy root vegetable seems to polarize people whenever I bring them up for discussion. As a kid I grew up drinking (and loving beet juice), but as an adult I find myself less and less able to enjoy it in cooked form. And, Jason? Well he just can’t stand them. Not even in juice form This recent concoction really hit the spot for me, and... 

Banana Basil Smoothie (recipe)

Banana Basil Smoothie (recipe)
Since mid-December I have spent my weekdays consuming mostly raw dishes and drinks. Smoothies in particular have become my staple breakfasts (and sometimes stand in for lunch and dinner as well!). They can be simple, just 2 or 3 ingredients, or elaborate, containing everything but the kitchen sink. This recipe for a Banana-Basil smoothie veers towards the simpler side of the spectrum which is why... 

Shandy Carib

Shandy Carib
Everyone who knows me knows that I have the alcohol tolerance of a 5 day old Pomeranian puppy. So, for me drinking a Shandy or two is the furthest I usually go when it comes to flights of intoxication. (Except for the occasional martini or cocktail but that’s pretty rare). It’s my favourite way to unwind, and J usually makes sure to show up with one in each flavour (the trifecta as I call... 

Green Sands

Green Sands
It was some time ago when I learnt via Can Cook Must Cook that one of my childhood faves was back on the block! Growing up, a sip of Green Sands was a really big deal as it was the closest that I was allowed to ‘alcohol’ (not including the thimble-sized portion of red wine that I was allowed at special dinners). In my teens I took to making my own shandies by combining Carib beer and... 

Lucozade

Lucozade
Going through the photos I’ve taken over the past year, including my period without internet activity I came across this photo of a Lucozade bottle. A local drugstore was giving them away for Father’s Day 2007. Yes, random I know My first instinct was to check the expiry date… to my surprise it was still good! To those who don’t know, Lucozade is the British ‘equivalent’... 

Angsotura 1919 (promo)

Angsotura 1919 (promo)
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Greek Frappé (recipe)

Greek Frappé (recipe)
I first learnt about Greek Frappés on a travel show. The picture that was painted of leisurely camaraderie, united by a cold iced coffee on a sunny day was one that triggered every romantic bone in my body Curious to learn more I consulted the web and discovered that this ‘tradition’ is a relatively new one with a rather amusing ‘birth’ From Wikipedia: Frappé dates back... 

Get Your C Ginger-Lime Tea (recipe)

Get Your C Ginger-Lime Tea (recipe)
A rainy day. A warm cup of ginger-lime tea. Bliss. This recipe for Ginger-Lime tea comes from Everyday With Rachael Rayand is chock-full of goodness. Fresh lime/lemon juice provides a boost of vitamin C, and grated ginger brings powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. The combination of citric sweetness and spicy heat is not just good for chilling out on an afternoon but the health benefits... 

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 Tweet  Read More →

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... 

Angostura 1919 (Germany Promo)

Angostura 1919 (Germany Promo)
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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... 

Carrot Punch (recipe)

Carrot Punch (recipe)
This recipe is my submission to Mixology Monday. I decided to use Orchard’s Carrot Punch (which includes pineapple juice, orange juice, and passion fruit) instead of plain carrot punch and as a result I think this is why the punch didn’t have a strong ‘carrot flavour’, something I was really looking for. I also am not too sure about how the beer and condensed milk went together.... 

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? 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 apple... 

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