snacks

Coconut Rock Buns (recipe)

Coconut Rock Buns (recipe)

Coconut rock buns are a nostalgic treat for me. I vividly remember saving up my allowance, as a child ,to buy them from the lady who sold baked goods out of the back of her station wagon every Wednesday afternoon at my prep school. Now […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 πŸ™‚ Inspired by The Happy Sorceress’ theme requirements, and some leftover ginger ‘hard candy’ that I had made on […]

Fried Plantain (recipe)

Fried Plantain (recipe)

Fried Plantain is a simple snack that appears to be common on tabletops across the Caribbean. I’ve grown up eating them my father’s way which is to wait for the plantain skins to turn almost black before panfrying them on high heat, until they are […]

TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

TGRWT #2 – Savoury Banana Fritters (recipe)

Although this is the first time that I am sharing an entry to They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) this is actually not the first time that I’ve created a recipe for this ongoing ‘Molecular Gastronomy Project’. Unfortunately my first creation was so ghastly, so […]

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Batter-Fried Zucchini (recipe)

Fried vegetables in a light, almost meringue-like, batter. Delicious! Although this recipe calls for squash or zucchini I used up veggies that I had on hand (cauliflower, potatoes, mushrooms and more!) The results were just as excellent. This is -the- perfect beer food πŸ˜†

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

Friendship Cookies (recipe)

There are three things that are always in stock in my mom’s pantry, onions, garlic and ginger. We use ginger in so many dishes it’s not funny! I suspect it’s a holdover from the Chinese part of her heritage πŸ˜› Most recently I used ginger […]

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

Trini-Style Hamburgers (recipe)

I love burgers and I’ve made no attempt to hide my belief that Trini street burgers are extremely special πŸ™‚ So, when I saw that Writing At The Kitchen Table was having a burger challenge I knew I had to throw my hat into the […]

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 Aloo Pies (recipe)

Is there a Trini who hasn’t chomped on an aloo pie? It seems that I’ve been eating them as long as I can remember. They were a staple in both my primary and secondary schools’ cafeterias (or as we call them ‘tuck shops’). They are […]

Scottish Oatcakes (recipe)

Scottish Oatcakes (recipe)

When I first read about Beck ‘n Posh’s British food challenge (titled Fish n Quips) I was immediately filled with curiousity, excitement and fear. You see, and I hope I don’t offend too many, most of my memories of eating in England are far from […]

BBM 2.0 – Doitung Macadamia Nuts with Wasabi

BBM 2.0 – Doitung Macadamia Nuts with Wasabi

Although this is one of the last of the items in my Blogging by Mail package to be written up it actually was the first item to be opened. My mother is a nut addict and I had never tasted macadamia nuts before so it […]

Trinidad Doubles (recipe)

Trinidad Doubles (recipe)

As I’ve written in the past Trinidad doubles is the ultimate local street food. It’s cheap. Usually hot/warm. Hearty. Filling. The below video, from the bookmann, is for the old skool style of doubles with 2 bara that form a ‘chickpea sandwich’. These days doubles […]

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 ‘ […]