Tastes Like Home
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 .
Hi Everyone,Cooking for the holidays can be a royal pain .
Hi Everyone, There are many ways to cook potatoes – boiled, stewed, curried, sautéed, fried, steamed, grilled, microwaved, baked and roasted .
Hi Everyone, After all the talk about roast chicken over the past two weeks, it begs that we address stuffing – a most flavourful, savoury accompaniment to roasts of any kind .
Hi Everyone, This week we conclude the 2-part series on roast chicken .
Hi Everyone, This week we begin a 2-part series on roast chicken .
Hi Everyone, Say the words Shine Rice and the responses would range from nostalgia to longing to hunger .
For the love of fried doughHi Everyone,Do you like fried bakes of any kind? Then prepare to cheat on them with Johnny Cakes .
Hi Everyone, Please don’t roll your eyes .
Hi Everyone,It is excellent for baking, roasting, toasting, frying, searing and sautéing .
(Brazilian Cheese Bread)Hi Everyone, Is it bread, a bun or a roll? Does it really matter? Especially when you can’t seem to stop yourself from eating at least 3 at one go?One of the many things I like about South American cuisine is the abundant use of root and tubular vegetables .
Hi Everyone,Though I do not have a sweet-tooth, every now and then I like to have some sweet baked item with my tea in the afternoon or evening .
Hi Everyone, I am a dunker .
Hi Everyone,Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant and then tried to replicate it at home? I have .
Hi Everyone,Feeling tired and run-down? Need a pick-me-up? Don’t reach for Red Bull or any other readymade energy drink .
Hi Everyone,A friend: “I ain’t want no blond sauce (referring to all light coloured sauces) .
Hi Everyone, My mom makes a mean (really good) shrimp cake .
Hi Everyone,There are several versions of rice cooked with turmeric and or curry powder that are Curry Rice .
Hi Everyone, My world of tea drinking took an exotic twist back in 2007 when friends from the Indian sub-continent introduced me to tea masala (masala chai) .
Hi Everyone,There are certain dishes when made and eaten just set your soul at ease .
Hi Everyone, There are subtle differences between a country style biscuit (think KFC and Pillsbury) and a scone .
Hi Everyone,The one particular aspect about food in Guyana that I miss the most is fish .
Hi Everyone, For us here in the Caribbean, chutneys are hot, spicy, tangy (acidic) condiments .
Hi Everyone,I remember a time when dessert was a very simple affair – right out of a box and sometimes a can or tub .
Hi Everyone, Porky, meaty, sweet – that’s Lap Cheong (in Cantonese) .
Hi Everyone, Lime + water + sugar = swank .
Hi Everyone, Antigua & Barbuda beat out front runners Italy, France and Germany to cop first place and the title of Best Design in the recently concluded prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in their nominated category! Writing that sentence and reading it aloud is such sweet pleasure .
Hi Everyone,Have you ever found yourself sitting down to a plate of food and saying, “You know what this (fill in the blank) needs? Some pepper sauce, achar…” I’m not just talking about a condiment here, I’m referring to little bites created to accompany the food .