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…

Valentine’s Day Menu 2010

Valentine’s Day Menu 2010

Dessert, Valentine’s Day Dinner 2009 – Chaconia Inn Last year, J and I stepped out in style (or so we thought) to the Chaconia Inn for what we hoped would be a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Boy were we wrong. Unfortunately we ended up leaving…

Tu B’Shevat (New Year For The Trees) Menu 2010

Tu B’Shevat (New Year For The Trees) Menu 2010

Chive Blossoms – our garden Tonight marks the start of Tu B’Shevat, one of my favourite holidays on the Jewish calendar. There’s something whimsical and life-affirming about having a New Year’s celebration for the environment and the seder (religious) service which accompanies it has a…

Passover 2009 Menu

Passover 2009 Menu

The past two weeks have been a blur, and I’ve fallen behind on food events and posts. Not that I haven’t been cooking, but finding time to sort and edit has been sorely lacking. In due in no small part to my having a heavier…

Valentine’s Day Menu 2009

Some simple and quick recipes that I’ve enjoyed and hope you will as well. I myself, won’t be cooking this Valentine’s as J and I are heading out to dine. I will however have camera in tow, as where there is food, there is a…

Jason’s Kosher Antipasto Platter

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…

Rosh Hashana & Eid 2008: A Holiday Week in Review

Rosh Hashana & Eid 2008: A Holiday Week in Review

Wow, so much went on last week! With Rosh Hashana and Eid overlapping this year I decided to cook up a storm! So what did I make? Here were my menus for each day. Raisin Challah Day 1 – Rosh Hashana menu Honey Raisin Challah…

Independence Day Menu 2007

Independence Day Menu 2007

Happy Independence Day to all the Trini readers and passersby πŸ˜€ Hard to believe but our nation has now been free of colonial rule for 45 years! πŸ˜€ My menu inspiration today is the old red, white, and black. I’ll be making: β€’ Sarina’s Independence…

Mother’s Day 2007!

Mother’s Day 2007!

I’m sitting here watching a Japanese chef on Discovery Travel & Living and finishing up my menu plan for this Mother’s Day. We’re gonna be having the following for a late lunch, and Tuesday mom and I will have a girl’s day out to see…

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

Lag B’Omer – Picnics are Fun!

One thing that many people (both Jewish and non-Jewish) don’t know is how many holidays and festivals there are in the Jewish calendar. Although the best known celebration is Hannukah (because of the proximity it shares at times to Christmas), Hannukah is actually a relatively…

Trinidad Hot Baked Fish, ‘Bang Bang Salsa’, and Caribbean Rice and Peas

This is what I made for dinner last weekend πŸ™‚ Trinidad Hot Baked Fish, “Bang Bang’ Salsa (kudos to Marsha for putting me back into a Dave Koz frame of mind, and Caribbean Rice and Peas (from a recipe that I developed for Nandita at…

Corn, Callaloo and Sorrell

A true inter-generational feast. My aunt’s sweet corn casserole, my mother’s callaloo, and my sorrel rum punch. All together on the same stage πŸ˜€

Mom’s Curry Chicken and Saim

Mom’s Curry Chicken and Saim Aaaah, there’s nothing like cooking in harmony with the seasons. Currently one of my favorite vegetables, saim (a type of broad bean), is in season and like Chennette’s mom, my mother has been going a bit buckwild with it πŸ˜€…

Ole Year Offerings (2006): Coquito and Black Bean Hummus

Here it is, the last in my Ole Year Offerings series. And it is the ultimate in ‘last-minute’ entertaining. Neither of the dishes requires any cooking! That’s right, just combine and serve! It doesn’t get any easier than this πŸ˜€ In keeping with the ‘…

Ole Year Offerings (2006): Trinidad Goolab Jamoon and Sarina’s Passionate Mint Tea

So far I have only shared savory dishes for New Year’s so I thought it was time to mix it up with something sweet! Especially since the theme of this month’s Sugar High Friday was Sugar Art! Goolab jamoon is a sweet finger food that…

Macaroni Pie, Callaloo and Ginger Beer

Macaroni Pie, Callaloo and Ginger Beer

Mom’s macaroni pie, callaloo and ginger beer πŸ˜€