Coconut Scones with Coconut Oil

A couple of years ago, in my Tastes Like Home column, I had written about my experiments using hardened coconut oil (liquid coconut oil that solidified when refrigerated) to replace butter in pastries, cakes and other treats like scones and biscuits.

Quick Cooking Lamb Chops

You might not think of lamb when it comes to making a quick dish but you should because it totally works; and if you have a pressure cooker, even better.

Breakfast Potatoes

Whenever I go out to breakfast or brunch, I ignore the bread, bagels and pancakes and head straight to the breakfast potatoes.

Pear & Bread Bruschetta Style

Are you enjoying the bounty of in-season avocado? I hope so. You can make shakes, salads, dressings and more with this buttery, creamy fruit that has an inherent note of sweetness.

Fried Broccoli

The term ‘fried’ in this recipe refers to the style of cooking we Guyanese employ when we talk about cooking vegetables – fried pumpkin, fried callaloo etc.

Green Tomato Choka

Tomato Choka is usually made with ripe, red, firm, juicy tomatoes, however, green tomatoes make excellent choka too.

Sweet Potato Dumplings

The market here (in Barbados) is rife with orange-flesh sweet potatoes. They are a joy to bake with simply because they make everything look stunning with a rich golden-orange hue.

Chicken Salad

Even though we live in a tropical environment all year round, we do feel the effects of the changing weather systems throughout the year.

Grilling Fruits

Everyone knows that pineapple and stone fruits can be grilled but there are other fruits that can be grilled too such as citrus fruits like oranges.

Fruit soup

If you’re looking for an easy dessert that uses mostly fruit, then you’ve hit the jackpot when you make a fruit soup.

Cassava in Pickle

Boiled and sliced ground provisions work well as a side dish or the main starch to a curry or stew with lots of sauce/gravy.