Tastes Like Home

The spice in my rice

Cardamom-Saffron Rice (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, With the holidays looming large, everyone is looking to spice things up – literally and figuratively. The powerful spice trio of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg has the path cleared for them as they head directly to many holiday favourites – beverages, meats, cakes and cookies.

Sweet balls of coconut laddoo

Tastes like home

Hi Everyone, While Phagwah is all about savoury snacking, Diwali is about sweet meats – sweet snacks and desserts. This sweet-laden festival brings out the sugar lovers in full force with offerings of Gulab Jamoon, Burfi/Barfi, Sweet Rice (Kheer), Peera and a host of other snacks including Laddoo.

Gone fishing

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.