Tastes Like Home

Lead Pipe

Lead Pipe (hard, stick-like coconut bread)
(Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, There is something indescribable about the combination of freshly grated coconuts, flour, sugar, a little butter, ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg and a few drops of essence, all brought together by milk or water.

Conversions & Substitutes

Measuring Spoons (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, Picture this – you’ve just pulled out a recipe you had bookmarked or jotted down. You’re reading through the recipe to assemble the ingredients and you’ve come upon measurements in weight rather than volume, English versus American.

‘Sweet hands’

A homemade ‘sweet hands’ favourite: Chicken Chowmein (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, “Sweet Hands means that a person is so talented in the kitchen that anything he or she makes… is like manna from the Gods.” That is how American journalist, chef and cookbook author, with roots in Trinidad, Ramin Ganeshram, explained the title of her book back in 2010 when it was published.

Have a cookie

Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies
(Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, This cookie ain’t gonna crumble. This cookie ain’t hard. This cookie is soft and chewy. While there are many varieties of cookies, a lot of them claim to be warm, soft and chewy, evoking feelings of comfort, but when you bite into them, they are anything but, with many of them turning to granules in your mouth.


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