RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s so good to be back from the Holiday ‘Break’. I hope you’re all well 🙂 I’m brimming with ideas for the blog and this brand over the next 12 months and I’ve already started rolling them out. Firstly my Patreon 

Punch de Creme (recipe)

Punch de Creme, is another of Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drinks. One thing that I really like about punch de creme (as opposed to traditional eggnog) is the use of citrus flavors like lime and Angostura bitters (which has orange extract). This gives the ‘nog’ a 

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

As promised, here is a recipe for Paime (pron. PAY-me)! Paime is basically a sweet version of the savoury pastelle. I only recently discovered that Paime is also a traditional Xmas dish. Well that explains why it seemed I never could find it lol! No 

Trinidad Pastelles (recipe) now with Delicious Vegan Option!

One of Trinidad’s seasonal delights, pastelles are a steamed cornmeal pie wrapped in banana leaves and filled with stewed meat, olives, and raisins. I’ve been told that they are very similar to Latin American tamales, and indeed Venezualan foodblogger Tomasnomas has a link to the 


Well you know how Trinis like how to do everything las’ minute? 🙂 If you don’t have enough time to try my mother’s ginger beer recipe, here is a quick recipe from that needs only 24 hours fermentation. Best of luck! 😀 Click here 

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

My mom’s Jamaican Ginger Beer brewing in the sun 😀 The above scene and bottle feel as though they have always been with me, they occur with such comforting regularity. Ginger beer is something that is enjoyed by both Trinis and Jamaicans however in my 

Jamaican Sorrel Rum Punch (recipe)

    When I first made this in 2006 it was my first time using a pack of dried sorrel for a recipe. I was pleasantly surprised. If you allow it to steep overnight the results are pretty damn good. The below recipe is my 

Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)

Christmas in Trinidad is a diverse multicultural affair. Not just for the Christian population, but also through the secular participation of the nation at large through the enjoyment of our local christmas songs (called parang) and especially the creation and consumption of our traditional Christmas 

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Like sorrel, Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas institution. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound (and I love taste testing when we make the visiting rounds). Still, the best black cake is always the recipe that one grew up 

In Trinidad, Christmas is Parang! (video & holiday recipe roundup)

What is Parang? Well Parang is the soundtrack to Christmas here in Trinidad. More than that however Parang is also a culture, a way of life that sweeps through my island after the lights of Eid and Divali have been put away. The What is 

SPECIAL OFFER! Cook Holiday Glam! (Ends Nov. 30)

Hey everyone! Are you ready to Cook Holiday Glam? I know I am! That’s why I’m so happy to announce that I’m running an E-Cookbook Special Offer on my Patreon page, just in time for the holiday season! I took these books off the site in 

Coconut Sweetbread [Recipe] + Only 6 Days Left in my Special Patreon Famalay Offer!

A while back on my Instagram/Facebook Stories I asked which recipes I should post next. Coconut sweetbread was a popular choice! What a great excuse to get flour back on my hands, which is exactly what I did to prepare this loaf for my most 

Dorie Greenspan’s Molasses Cake

Man oh man it feels so good to be back in the kitchen again!  I haven’t baked in ages, definitely not for the year, so I thought that it would be fun to try my hand , last month, at a cake for my monthly 

Culinary Chat with Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles Coming Thursday! + 7 Days Left on My Special Famalay Patreon Offer!

See this woman right here? (No, not me! lol!). This “little” lady is Chef Cheryl-Ann Shortt-Charles and I consider her one of the unsung GIANTS of the local culinary scene. A multiple medal-winning pastry chef, I first got to know her during my winning stint