Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Is Your Oven Correct? (Why It’s Important To Calibrate)

Do you trust your oven? A lot of times I get questions from readers criticizing how a recipe came out and demanding that I change the instructions or details πŸ™‚ It always somewhat amuses me that clearly -I’m- the one to blame if -their- attempt 

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

TWD: Cottage Cheese Pufflets

I hate.. hate… HATE when a recipe gets the best of me. It’s a control thing, I freely admit it. But after 3 valiant attempts I must grudgingly, and rather apologetically confess that this deceptively simple dessert beat me bad. The first time I attempted 

Bussin’ Coconut

Bussin’ Coconut

Every now and again I get criticized by a reader for using ‘shortcuts’ in my recipes. Whether it’s a frozen this or a grated that, I’m bound to hear from someone who thinks that unless I grew it, picked it and shelled it myself, I’m 

Hello, Old Friend

Hello, Old Friend

Banana ‘trees’, Lady Young Road, Morvant “Time, time, time, see whats become of me While I looked around For my possibilities” – A Hazy Shade of Winter, Simon & Garfunkel I had the best intentions where blogging has been concerned, but like Simon & Garfunkel 

Thinking About Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

The first time I gave grilled cheese sandwiches serious thought as a culinary rallying force was when I initially came across Kalyn Denny’s South-Beach centered blog ‘Kalyn’s Kitchen’ some time in 2006. In it she posted a passionate response to columnist Pete Well’s article in 

Nescafe Billboard

Heading home, Churchill-Roosevelt Highway, 2007

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 

Cranberries are not Street Food

Can I just say how glad I am to be back in the swing of things where posting is concerned? πŸ™‚ Life has settled into something resembling a routine which allows me to realistically integrate my posts into my daily life. As many of my 

San Juan Croisee

The San Juan Croisee From The Rough Guide to Trinidad & Tobago: The westernmost of a succession of communities that sprawl along the length of the Eastern Main Road, brash, commercial San Juan (pronounced sah-wah) avoids being a Port of Spain satellite by the skin 

Local Crixmart

Local Crixmart

Crixmart, Eastern Main Road Many formerly dingy roadside stalls and stands have, for the past year, been sporting shiny red ‘swag’ thanks to the Bermudez Company, the manufacturers of Crix. Normally I am not a fan of overt corporate branding, but this is one form 

Bananas Ripening

Bananas Ripening

This is how we hang bananas bought green, so that they can ripen without developing soft spots from resting on a surface πŸ™‚ You will know that the banana is ripe when it starts getting spots. I’ve noticed the bananas (and mangoes) in US supermarkets 

Bertram’s Pepper Sauce (redux)

Bertram’s Pepper Sauce (redux)

Late last year my father was at it again… making his annual batch of pepper sauce! I am so happy that many of you have made it and enjoyed it. If you haven’t already seen or tried the recipe, you can learn how to make 

Holiday Food Recap

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 πŸ˜€ ), Auntie Olga’s Trinidad Christmas Black Cake Mmmm, this post will be a short one as I’m still 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

A Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate πŸ™‚ To those who don’t my fondest wishes and hopes for you now and in the coming year πŸ™‚ It’s very quiet and peaceful and sunny here right now, and I hope a similar atmosphere 

One Day In The Life Of TriniGourmet

One Day In The Life Of TriniGourmet

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 

Supermarket Sugarcane!

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