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Conkies – Ole  School Cooking

Conkies – Ole School Cooking

Hi Everyone,There are many old time foods that we can make today using the most modern of appliances and techniques, but Conkies (aka sweet dumplings) is not one of them .

Forbidden Love Bacon

Forbidden Love Bacon

Hi Everyone, Smoky, salty, fatty, crispy, bacon is all that and more .

Steppers, Trotters & Heels

Steppers, Trotters & Heels

Hi Everyone, I love feet, that is, chicken feet, pig’s feet and cowheel .

Okra Slush  – It sweet fuh days!

Okra Slush – It sweet fuh days!

Hi Everyone,  Have you ever had Okra Slush? No? Man you missing out, especially, if like me, you can’t get enough of the slender, green-apple-coloured vegetable called okra (ochroes) .

Coconut Oil Pound Cake

Coconut Oil Pound Cake

Hi Everyone,I’ve been baking and experimenting .

Hot Candy

Hot Candy

Hi Everyone, Hot, spicy, peppery and sweet, candied ginger is a real sweet treat .

Kneading sweetness

Kneading sweetness

Hi Everyone,  Making bread with potatoes is nothing new .

Roll it!

Roll it!

Hi Everyone,  There are many cooking utensils that get passed down from one generation to the next - masala bricks, mortars and pestles, pots, pans and rolling pins too .

Hard-dough Bread

Hard-dough Bread

Fort Lauderdale Soirée Pt. 4

Hi Everyone,It’s been nice sharing with you about the meet-up in Fort Lauderdale with Al, CAG and Observer, along with their wives Mar, Desi and Pat .

Bamboo Fire Café

Bamboo Fire Café

Hi Everyone, Welcome to part 3 of a 4-part series about a gathering of Tastes Like Home friends who met for the first time in July this year .

Al’s Secret Bakes Fort Lauderdale Soirée – Pt. 2

Al’s Secret Bakes Fort Lauderdale Soirée – Pt. 2

Hi Everyone,There are many cooks who cook their hearts out and feed as many people as possible .

Food, Fellowship & Friendship Fort Lauderdale Soirée – Pt. 1

Food, Fellowship & Friendship Fort Lauderdale Soirée – Pt. 1

Hi Everyone,This week begins a 4-part series of a gathering of Tastes Like Home friends that was held in July of this year .

Slow to sweetness Caramelized onions

Slow to sweetness Caramelized onions

Hi Everyone,A couple of weeks ago I was telling you about sweating onions, well this week, it is about caramelizing the alliums .

Foodie Summer Pursuits

Foodie Summer Pursuits

Hi Everyone,  Each summer when I travel for my annual vacation, there is always a foodie pursuit for an ingredient, a tool, a piece of equipment or something kitchen related .

Sweating The Good Stuff

Sweating The Good Stuff

Hi Everyone,  Sweat is one of the least appetizing words when it comes to food and cooking, but sweated onions are a key part to cooking many dishes .

A Generation of Innovative Cooks

A Generation of Innovative Cooks

Grandmothers

Hi Everyone,  Are we in the last age of a particular generation of grandmothers’ cooking? I’m referring to the grandmothers that had few resources but created meals out of simple fare to feed their families, grandmothers that cooked from instinct rather than a written recipe .

A ‘lill sauce with big flavour

A ‘lill sauce with big flavour

Chadon Beni

Hi Everyone,The herb chadon beni is to Trini cuisine what that special fine thyme is to Guyanese cuisine – ever present, a favourite and a signature flavour .

Paratha Roti –

Paratha Roti –

Clap it or shake it?

Hi Everyone, “Long ago, roti used to clap, ply ply… nowadays is share mug shake… sigh .

Freeze it!

Freeze it!

Hi Everyone,  Daylight breaks earlier and the sun sets later, summer is here .

Buying Black Pudding

Buying Black Pudding

– it is a backdoor affair

Hi Everyone,  This week’s column concludes the 2-part look at Black Pudding .



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