Zucchini Pasta with Marinara Sauce (recipe)
Today’s post was inspired by Kochtoph’s Food-O-Graphie event where food bloggers talk a little about the technical preferences that they have behind the photos that they share. As I sometimes get asked what camera I use for my shots I thought it may be helpful for some of you out there 🙂 The pic above... 
Trinigourmet in Condé Nast Traveler :)
I’m happy to note that TriniGourmet gets some link love in a recent piece in Condé Nast Traveler. Titled “I’m Dreaming of a Coconut Christmas” it takes a look at the Spanish influences in Trinidad’s Christmas Culture. I was quite excited when I got the heads up from the reporter. Clearly... 
'Raw' Avocado Icecream (recipe)
MMMM avocado. I’ve had more than my fair share this month as an experimental week of Raw Eating became a gradual lifestyle change. I’ve always loved avocados. All they need is a little salt and black pepper at the peak of their ripeness to turn their rich creamy texture into something almost other-worldly.... 

Arepas (recipe)

// Dec 28th, 2008
Arepas (recipe)
Earlier this year when my mother was diagnosed with severe gluten-related allergies it came as a surprise to her, and us. We never realized such an allergy could rear its head so late in a person’s life. After seeing what she went through physically in the weeks it took to diagnose we have all gone the extra... 

Holiday Food Recap

// Dec 27th, 2008
Holiday Food Recap
Clockwise from top left: Mom’s Jamaican Ginger Beer, Auntie Olga’s Black Cake tin, Jason’s Punch de Creme (I pretty much drank that bottle on my own 😀 ), Auntie Olga’s Trinidad Christmas Black Cake Mmmm, this post will be a short one as I’m still digesting 🙂 Mom’s Roasted... 

Happy Holidays!

// Dec 25th, 2008
Happy Holidays!
A Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate 🙂 To those who don’t my fondest wishes and hopes for you now and in the coming year 🙂 It’s very quiet and peaceful and sunny here right now, and I hope a similar atmosphere is pervading everyone’s home who reads this 🙂 Last night after... 
This weekend on Twitter I learnt about a photo event called “One Day In The Life Of…”. My interest was immediately piqued as Ilove taking random photo essays of the world around me. So, I joined the group, loaded fresh batteries in my camera and clicked away yesterday. If you’re interested... 
Sardine Pate (recipe)
Growing up in a cross-cultural household there were many moments when you realized that your home was a little ‘different’ from many of those around you. As a kid I went to a variety of private schools with large international populations so those differences seemed quite ‘normal’, however... 
TriniGourmet Q&A #4: Where to find Promasa and Punch de Creme in the UK?
Reader’s Question: II live in Sutton, Surrey, U.K. and I am having problems locating ‘Promasa’ yellow cornmeal. Can you advise me, if you know, of any market/delicatessen in the London area that I can purchase Promasa, for my Trini Christmas pastelles? I know it is the best because I used it in Florida when... 
Supermarket Sugarcane!
Sporadically over the past year I have seen packaged, pre-peeled sugarcane in the produce section of HiLo supermarket. As a child I would love when my mother would come home with fresh sugar cane. My parents would strip it and cut it into small sections which would then be kept in the fridge. It was so refreshing... 

MSG and Me

// Dec 14th, 2008
MSG and Me
Recently, within minutes of eating one of my mother’s egg foo yungs, I found myself developing a splitting migraine headache and growing weak. The onset was so rapid and violent that I became alarmed. Only a few days prior the same incident had happened to me, and somewhere within my consciousness I remembered... 
What do you think of Wendy Rahamut's Work? [RESULTS]
Wow, it’s been over a year since I’ve updated my poll! Well I’ve finally gotten around to closing this one, and here are the results. What do you think of Wendy Rahamut's Work? I love what she is doing (66%) I have issues with what she is doing (20%) I have no opinion on what she is doing... 
Homemade Tomato Soup (recipe)
This recipe from Michael Chiarello is one of my all-time faves for tomato soup. It is so simple and easy to put together. Since I originally made it earlier this year, on a rainy evening, it has become one of my fail-safes for when I get late-night hunger pangs. With it’s warm smooth texture I can only imagine,... 
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... 
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Pumpkin Pone (recipe)
First of all, thanks so much for all the kind comments and messages from those of you who took a moment to send my mom your support as she adjusts to her new gluten-free life. We were all quite surprised and happy 🙂 Thanks also to Johanna who let me know that many brands of cornflakes contain malt extract, a no-no... 
Braised Chicken in Coconut Milk
Yum Yum Yum. Those are the best words I can find to describe the fragrant burst of flavours that this dish offers. And to think that I would never have found it if I hadn’t participated in  Read More →

Falafel (recipe)

// Nov 28th, 2008
Falafel (recipe)
Falafel is an item that depending on your part of the world is either par for the course, or an unheard of oddity. Growing up here in Trinidad falafels were not part of my culinary experience, however in the last few years, Syrian-Lebanese eateries have become more and more popular and Middle Eastern fare has become... 
Exotic Caribbean Mountain Pride Dark Drinking Chocolate
In the past I have written about my love affair with Blendo’s chocolate. Well when I was in the supermarket the other day, to my horror nary a Blendo packet was to be found. However, there were two boxes full of cocoa pod shaped pallets of this new kid on the scene. One sniff and I was hooked. So, how did it... 
Crisp Lemon Chicken (recipe)
Roasts have always intimidated me. When I first started getting into cooking as a hobby they were one of the first things that I attempted, and let’s just say the results were often on the ‘slightly raw’ side. As a result, my family and I agreed that I would give whole birds an indefinite vacation... 
Glitter Gelatin Torte (recipe)
Earlier this year my mother fell seriously ill for several weeks. Numerous doctor visits and tests later it came back that she was suffering extreme toxicity due to an undiagnosed gluten allergy. This allergy appeared to manifest out of nowhere, but as with most things knowledge was power, and we all knew what had... 
Fruit & Nut Cookies (recipe)
Happy Sorceress’ monthly Blog Party series was one of the first food events that I took part in and I have always marvelled at how she continues to come up with creative and interesting theme. That’s why it made perfect sense for me to choose the 40th hosting of her virtual cocktail party as my official... 

Shandy Carib

// Nov 18th, 2008
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,... 

Green Sands

// Nov 12th, 2008
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... 
Jason's Kosher Antipasto Platter
Sunday October 19, was my sweetie’s birthday and I wanted to do something special for him to mark the occasion. Last year I went all out so I felt some pressure to not lower the bar this time around. The only problem was that the previous week had been one of the most draining ones I’ve had mentally... 
Auntie Olga's Trinidad Christmas Black Cake
The calendar may say October but already signs of Christmas are starting to pop up all around. Parang and carols are on the radio and many of my Avon customers have already put in their Christmas orders (beat that mall crush!). As every Trini knows the Christmas season is also Black Cake season! in the past I have... 
Trinidad Sada Roti (recipe)
Hoorah for World Bread Day! It’s been 2 years since I last participated and I was extremely not to miss the deadline this time around. Hosted each year by kochtopf World Bread Day aims to highlight bakers and bread recipes from around the world. Around this time of year the food blogosphere proliferates with... 

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