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.

Tandoori Masala-rubbed Chicken

This is not the traditional tandoori chicken where the meat is marinated overnight in yogurt, ginger, garlic and tandoori masala, and then grilled or barbequed.

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.

Two-step Pork Belly

The headline above is not really the name of this dish; it is more representative of the number of steps involved in preparing the dish.

Cheddar-Scallion Biscuits

If you are looking for something special to make for breakfast on this Mother’s Day morning or for afternoon tea, these cheddar-scallion biscuits would be ideal.

Crusty Potatoes

Think of this dish of crusty potatoes as one giant roastie. Roasties are British-style roast potatoes.

Tomatoes with Basil Oil

I do not know which cuisine or who came up with the idea of pairing tomatoes with basil, but, as you know, it is an unbeatable combination – raw or cooked.

Fish Fried Rice

No, I do not mean Vegetable Fried Rice topped with fried fish; I am talking here about fish that’s cooked-in/stir fried with the rice and vegetables.

Marinated Roasted Peppers

Roasted sweet peppers marinated with fresh lime or lemon juice, salt, good quality olive oil and seasoned with garlic, is a tasty bite any way you have it.

Baked Spicy Asian Wings

Chicken wings make perfect finger food whether you are entertaining, thinking of food to snack on over a long weekend, or nibbles to take on an outing.

Mimosa, Perfect for Brunch

One of the things I like about brunch—apart from being able to serve foods that straddle breakfast and lunch—is the opportunity to serve crisp, sparkling fruity cocktails such as the Mimosa.

Morning Shakes

Those of you who have been reading me over the years know that breakfast is always a struggle for me.

Masala Okra

As much as we may like certain ingredients, buy and cook them regularly, there are times when we seek to have them in different ways.

Pineapple Chow

Trinbagonians make a quick pickle called chow that they eat as a snack or an accompaniment to meals.