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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... 

Banana Bread (recipe)

Banana Bread (recipe)
So I’m down to the wire, poised like a racehorse at the starting gate, determined to meet the deadline of this month’s Bread Baking Day. So what if I waited til the last possible moment, it still counts right? This month the theme is ‘Bread with Fruit’. Well what could be more tropical, and more classic, than banana bread? So far to date I’ve had luck with the recipes... 

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... 

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,... 

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 →

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 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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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,... 

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 →

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...