Tastes Like Home
Hi Everyone,Fact: food is expensive .
Hi Everyone, One of the things about communicating is knowing when to say what, to whom, and how to say it .
Hi Everyone,It’s been another memorable year for Tastes Like Home .
Hi Everyone, De Trini(s) might never let me back in deh country for what I have done with their beloved Punch de Crème but I think if they stop long enough to taste my Punch de Crème Bread Pudding they might forgive me .
Hi Everyone, With the holidays looming large, everyone is looking to spice things up – literally and figuratively .
Hi Everyone,Could it really be?In my research into our foods - where they came from, how we prepare and consume them - I came across some information that gave me an “ah ha” moment .
Hi Everyone, The Italian sweet bread – Panettone – reminds me of the Christmas holidays .
Hi Everyone,Have you seen the 2014 Cookbook Calendar put out by the National Milling Company (Guyana Inc)? I received a couple of copies a few weeks ago and have been ticking off which recipes I want to make .
Hi Everyone, Two Saturdays ago, the Guyana Cultural Association of New York, held its annual symposium, and this year the theme was: Who are we?The theme asks a timely question and one that certainly gives us pause .
Hi Everyone,While Phagwah is all about savoury snacking, Diwali is about sweet meats – sweet snacks and desserts .
Bananas are the world’s most popular and best-selling fruit, outranking the apple and orange .
Hi Everyone, We talk about life, work, relationships, and God, among other things .
Hi Everyone, Sunday lunch is one of the most looked-forward to meals of the week .
Hi Everyone,I have a friend visiting who is watching her cholesterol intake and so each morning, I make her scrambled egg whites .
Last week’s recipe of Thai fish cakes – that included a signature ingredient in Thai cuisine, lemongrass – prompted questions from several readers about the use of the lemongrass stalk .
Hi Everyone,There are many things that the Atlantic hurricane season brings – the need to stock up on canned food, bottled water, batteries, candles, matches, portable radios and then there is the requisite construction work to ensure that roofs are intact, shutters are sturdy, trees trimmed and the yard free of debris .
Hi Everyone, I have this monologue with myself each Saturday that I go to the market:“You have the list right? No deviating from it (the list) today .
Hi Everyone, One of the thrilling things about cooking with spices and herbs is that you can use them in many combinations and on each occasion be totally surprised by the flavour .
Hi Everyone, I have an obsession with bakes .
Hi Everyone, Developing flavour when cooking is about technique and time .
Hi Everyone,A few weeks ago I was visiting some friends up North .
Hi Everyone, Here in the Caribbean we live in a tropical environment that enjoys summer weather all year round but in July and August, it gets even hotter .
Hi Everyone, Since we’ve been baking sweet cookies for the past two weeks, I thought that it is time that we add something savoury to the table .
Hi Everyone, After all the talk about buttery shortbread cookies last week, I am keeping my promise to share with you the late Urmia Cummings’ butter cookies which she called Teatime Cookies .
Hi Everyone,I always say, if you’re going to have a cookie, then have a cookie .
Hi Everyone, This week I conclude the 2-part series looking at cooking with pressure cookers .
Hi Everyone, I have a new baby – a Futura Pressure Cooker, from the makers of the world-class Hawkins cookers! The addition of the Futura now brings the count to 4 .
Hi Everyone,I hung around my aunt Betty’s kitchen a lot when I was growing up .
Hi Everyone, There is very little if anything that needs to be done to fried sweet ripe plantains .
Hi Everyone,Have you ever seen what that golden powder, also known as turmeric and dye looks like in its fresh form?Here’s what it looks like – slender and ginger-like but with orange hues emanating from the deep, profoundly rich colour of its flesh .
Hi Everyone, It’s been almost 13 years since my first taste of fried onions and the memory is still as fresh as if it were yesterday .
Hi Everyone, I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and Tolkien’s Lord Of the Rings trilogy, so last year when I read an article about Cuba mass planting the “Magic Tree”, I quickly wondered if it was the ‘tree of life’ Gandalf referred to in the Lord Of The Rings… just kidding! But then again, if one is to carefully study all the health benefits of the Moringa tree, not to mention its use in certain parts of the world to help poor nations fight food insecurity and malnutrition, .
Hi Everyone, I’m sure that many of you have had stuffed duff before .
Hi Everyone, It does not take much convincing for me to try a new or different recipe when certain ingredients are involved .
Hi Everyone, Want a sauce that you can use with rice, noodles, ground provisions, seafood, poultry, meat and vegetables? And the best part? No cooking is involved! Read on .
Hi Everyone,Cucumber sandwiches are often described as dainty and delicate, rarely are they thought of in the realm of eye candy, unless they are prepared as open-face sandwiches .
Hi Everyone, Disclaimer: I am not a food critic nor do I aspire to be one .