Vichysoisse Creole (recipe) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

Vichysoisse Creole (recipe) – Caribbean Beachcomber July/August 1969

As promised, I am currently cooking my way through a 1969 Food issue of Caribbean Beachcomber. For much of this year I have been privately delving into older cookbooks, both West Indian in nature, as well as International. In many ways I have found that 

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 

Playing with the Tuile of Hearts (video)

This post was originally published on January 29, 2009. It has been updated once since then. So here it is, right on the heels of my first Tuesdays with Dorie entry, my very first Daring Bakers challenge! I first learnt about Daring Bakers in 2006 

Eggplant Cutlets: Cotolette Di Melanzane (recipe)

Eggplant Cutlets: Cotolette Di Melanzane (recipe)

This post was first published February 8, 2009. It has been updated once since then. What do you get when you combine Fried Eggplant with the skill and experience of a world class chef? These out of this world ‘Eggplant Cutlets’. Like many of the 

Trinidad Sugar Buns/Hot Cross Buns (recipe)

Trinidad Sugar Buns/Hot Cross Buns (recipe)

Today is Corpus Christi in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. According to Gov.TT: Corpus Christi is a long-standing tradition in our islands, going back to our pre-British occupation by the Catholic Spaniards. Though mainly observed by Roman Catholics, it is a designated public holiday. 

Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe)

Trinidad Corn Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings (recipe)

Corn soup is a street food favorite here in Trinidad, especially at carnival time when vendors ply large pots of it that they spoon into styrofoam cups outside of fetes and clubs. It’s also popular as a Saturday lunch. Chopped pieces of corn on the 

Danish Kringle (recipe)

Danish Kringle (recipe)

I originally made this recipe for a 2007 edition of “Weekend Breakfast Blogging: Ethnic Dishes With A Twist”. Since then it has generated quite a bit of traffic, especially from Chowhound, something that -really- makes me smile 🙂 In the original challenge the host wanted 

Upside Down Chocolate Pudding (recipe)

Upside Down Chocolate Pudding (recipe)

This post was originally published January 23, 2007. It has been updated once since then. It was coming down to the wire for Sugar High Friday #27. The theme was chocolate and I still had no clue what I was going to make. Everything that 

Shavuot: Festival of Milk and Honey (2010 menu)

Shavuot: Festival of Milk and Honey (2010 menu)

Gnocchi Pomodoro (recipe linked below) Shavuot is an annual Jewish festival of dual significance. Agriculturally, it commemorates the time when the first fruits were harvested and brought to the Temple, historically, it also celebrates the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. To mark Shavuot 

Butternut Squash Soup With Ginger (recipe)

Butternut Squash Soup With Ginger (recipe)

Adapted from a recipe in Bon Appetitmagazine, this warm and creamy soup became an instant classic in my home and graced the table at last year’s Passover Seder. Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger Source: Adapted fromBon Appetit Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients 2 butternut squash (about 

Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake with Caramel Frosting (recipe)

Tennessee Banana-Black Walnut Cake with Caramel Frosting (recipe)

Made this 3 years back A Paula Deen Recipe We are still dating

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge (recipe)

This post was originally published on April 1, 2007. It has been updated once since then In 2007 I was asked to share Five (Foodie) Things Most People Don’t Know About Me. One of them was that cornmeal porridge is one of my ultimate comfort 

Goolab Jamoon Pudding (recipe)

Goolab Jamoon Pudding (recipe)

This post was originally published on January 23, 2007. It has been updated once since then. When I first heard about Leftover Tuesdays I immediately thought what a great idea! 🙂 If there’s one thing that I’ve learnt over the past few months (thanks to 

West Indian Bread Recipes

West Indian Bread Recipes

Through the years I have assembled more than a few West Indian bread recipes and have decided it is high time to compile them into their own post! Please note that I am more than aware that the current listing is far from exhaustive. As 

Passover Menu 2010

Passover Menu 2010

Passover 2010 falls this year on the evening of March 29th. Even though it is some time aways I have already receiving requests for recipes, as well as for local seders. At the moment I am not sure if my health currently allows me to 

Dominican Coconut Rum Punch (recipe)

Dominican Coconut Rum Punch (recipe)

This post was originally published on June 16, 2009. It has been updated twice since then. When Trinidad was all abuzz with preparations for the Summit of the Americas I got the wild idea to feature the foods of the member nations as part of