Tastes Like Home

Cou-cou and Guyanese fish

Biagan Choka and Sada Roti (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone,   This column was written on Thursday, April 28, 2016. I heard the following exchange on the radio today in Barbados between a moderator and a 90-year-old Barbadian woman, as they talked about people through the years who have done remarkable things for their communities without ever seeking the limelight.

Stock Up

Chicken-noodle Soup with homemade stock (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, You can enrich your meals, reduce salt, and save money by making and using your own homemade stock. Stock is a flavoured cooking liquid made from meat, bones, seafood, vegetables, herbs and spices cooked in water for a period of time to extract the flavour from the ingredients used.

Yummy homemade fries

Frying chips (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, It is hard to resist ordering French Fries when a menu lists hand-cut fries, or house fries. For me, it conjures images of my mom standing at the stove, her lone, prized, non-stick pan filled with a little more than an inch of oil, and thick, hand-cut sticks of potatoes surrounded by bubbles from the hot oil.

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.

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