Tastes Like Home
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 .
Hi Everyone, Serve a Guyanese a fish cake that doesn’t look like the fish cakes they are accustomed to and they fight hard to hide their shock as they reluctantly reach for it .
Hi Everyone,THE SCENE:Time –early Saturday morning .
Hi Everyone, One of the main reasons I like to cook roast pork is just so that I can make and eat the cracklings .
Hi Everyone, There is no doubt that garlic butter is magnificent on warm bread .
Hi Everyone, I’ve lamented about it often enough but just in case your memory fails you, let me offer a refresher .
Hi Everyone, the fight for crusty, overcooked, highly flavourful bottoms (bun-bun), corners, edges and ends of cooked food and baked items can be fierce .
Hi Everyone, there are several ways to prepare fish to fry: seasoned, and dusted with flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal or some other type of dry breading .
Hi Everyone, Pancake Day is just a few days away… what’s the syrup plan this year for drizzling your pancakes? Often taken for granted, the syrup is just as important as the pancake .
Hi Everyone, A little over two weeks ago when I shared my Holiday Bits, with you, I mentioned that I did not make any garlic pork for Christmas .
Hi Everyone, There are certain dishes that just make your day .
Hi Everyone, I was planning to hopefully recreate a treat I’d eaten a few times from a snack lady while at secondary school .
Hi Everyone, Think of this week’s column as one of those dishes you prepare with scraps of ham left over from the holidays .
-Everything in moderation Hi Everyone, No food is bad or unhealthy .
Hi Everyone, One of the many things I like about writing this column is that it offers me the opportunity create old time favourites and discover new tastes and flavours .
Hi Everyone, Regardless of how much searching we do for new recipes to make at Christmas, it is always the old favourites that win our hearts and taste buds .