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Vegetable Prices Rise (article)

Vegetable Prices Rise (article)
Citizen journalist photos from the Trinidad floods on November 18, 2008. For more, visit www.news.co.tt Photo by Trinidad News on Flickr The following article appeared in Trinidad’s Newsday Newspaper last month. As I have written previously the rising cost of food prices has hit us hard here. It’s not uncommon to see the price of a product rise every 7 days on some items. It’s... 

Naparima Cookbook Order Updates!

Naparima Cookbook Order Updates!
In other news… 2008 has barely begun and already it’s stressing me out. The New Year literally started out with me submitting my first refund, in over a year of mailing out Naparima Cookbooks. And it wasn’t the last… It appears that everything shipped on December 5th has gone AWOL. What makes this upsetting to me is that the packages were mailed promptly from my end and did... 

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s been so long since my ‘triumphant’ return post Honestly, I never thought that things would get so hectic, so quickly. Yes, it was holiday season but still! Basically, within one week of writing my last post I was offered a weekly radio segment, signed up to become an Avon Lady (hehehe, if you’re in the POS area/West Trinidad I’d... 

I’m Back!!! :)

I'm Back!!! :)
Hey everyone, sorry for being offline so long. I never expected that my net problems would have lasted as long as did. Good news though, my connection is back and so without further drama or delay I can get back to posting and sharing recipes, reviews and other food-related items that catch my eye here in Trinidad Thanks to everyone who sent emails of concern and encouragement, I will respond to... 

HHDD #15 – Equal Opportunity Tarts: And the Winner Is…

HHDD #15 - Equal Opportunity Tarts: And the Winner Is...
Running with Tweezers‘ eye-popping Chocolate Tartlets with Candied Grapefruit Peel! Congrats to Tami for her submission and thanks to everyone who took part and/or voted I’ve had a great time hosting this round and look forward to visiting the blogs of all who took part much more often in the future Tami should be receiving 2 issues of Caribbean Gourmet magazine in her mailbox in the... 

HHDD #15 – Equal Opportunity Tarts (The Roundup!)

HHDD #15 -  Equal Opportunity Tarts (The Roundup!)
Well, here it is! The long anticipated (hehe) roundup of this month’s installment of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day. This was my first time at hosting a food event and I really have to thank Barbara (this event’s creator, and resident cook at Winos and Foodies) for holding my hand throughout the process. I really had a blast going through everyone’s entries and have added all of you... 

Hay Hay It’s Donna Day #15 – Tarts: All-Inclusive / Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Tarts (recipe)

Hay Hay It's Donna Day #15 - Tarts: All-Inclusive / Caramelised Onion and Anchovy Tarts (recipe)
Welcome to the latest installment of Hay Hay It’s Donna Day It’s a huge pleasure (and honour) to host this current round, my first time hosting a food event of any kind! Barbara, of Winos and Foodies has been an amazing help to me in setting everything up and definitely deserves a hearty shout-out So, on to this month’s theme! I toyed with many ideas before settling on that... 

Win VIP tickets to the St. Lucia Food and Rum Festival!

Win VIP tickets to the St. Lucia Food and Rum Festival!
Enter MACO Magazine’s “Share your Caribbean travel experience” competition, and get the chance to win VIP tickets to the St Lucia Food and Rum Festival, and free subscriptions to MACO magazines. All you have to do is write about your experience visiting a Caribbean island (other than your home country). Your essay should be no less than 700 words. It must include a description of the island’s... 

Choices on Tempo: Roots, Reality, Culture (video)

Here at TriniGourmet I always try to maintain a balance between indulgence and healthy living. It is this type of balance that I think is the key to a harmonious life and overall wellness. Although my focus here is food, this blog and my everyday reality doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Unfortunately a balanced approach to living is all too often not being passed on to the younger generations in our... 

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 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 Luck Deluxe is one of my favourite... 
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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, everytime... 

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... 

Dining With Saints (CIC Old Boys’ Association)

Dining With Saints (CIC Old Boys' Association)
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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 →

S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants

S.Pellegrino's World's 50 Best Restaurants
Several months ago I was excited and surprised to be asked to join the Caribbean panel for The S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants survey. Of course I said yes! Two weeks ago my official thank you letter, and the issue of Restaurant magazine that presented the final top 100 candidates, arrived. Sadly (but not surprisingly) no Caribbean locations made the cut. There simply isn’t enough... 

Mystery packages are on their way!

Mystery packages are on their way!
A huge thanks to everyone who has patronised and donated to TriniGourmet’s e-commerce and fundraising efforts to date. I’m working on ways to thank each of you individually. Until then, the above are just a sample of the freebies that are currently on their way to TriniGourmet’s ‘Customers of the Month’ for 2007 (to date). Could one of them be you? Tweet  Read More →

Shop Chef’s Catalog for Father’s Day!

Make Dad happy this Father?��Ǩ�Ѣs Day by surprising him with gifts from CHEFS Catalog. CHEFS has everything he is sure to love from grills and knife sharpeners to cool kitchen electrics. Tweet  Read More →

Chefs Royal 2007: Flags of the Nations

Chefs Royal 2007: Flags of the Nations
For the price they are asking I really find they could have provided more information. What nations will be represented? Who are the chefs? Wha de jail? Oh well, because it’s QRC I may just check it out anyway For those who don’t know QRC a.k.a Queen’s Royal College is one of the most prestigious male high schools in Trinidad and Tobago. • QRCLink • QRC on Wikipedia Tweet  Read More →