De salt meat in de rice

Hi Everyone, Several years ago while standing in the cashier line at one of the supermarkets here in Barbados, a man (tourist) standing immediately behind me pointed to the small tray I had just put on the cash belt and asked what it was.

What’s cooking: Spices

Hi Everyone, What’s Cooking is a series in which I answer questions and share advice about food and cooking that you may have but are too shy to ask.

Keeping promises

Three-Mustard Mango Sauce

Hi Everyone, Have you had your fill of mangoes yet? Me? Almost. Next week I am going in to preservation mode – pureeing the pulp and freezing in half cup portions for use later in the year.

Fresh Mango Tart

Layers of sweetness

Hi Everyone, How are you enjoying the bountiful mango season? I love gazing at the basket of mangoes on my kitchen counter.

What’s Cooking

Pressuring with liquid

Hi Everyone, What’s Cooking is a series in which I answer questions and share advice about food and cooking that you may have but are too shy to ask.

Watermelon Rind

Don’t Toss It; Eat It

Hi Everyone, Eat and drink your belly full of sweet juicy watermelon but don’t toss the rind; cook it.

Behind the scenes of Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, You may be surprised to know that I rarely get a chance to eat some of my favourite dishes like fried rice, rice and peas, stewed chicken, potato salad, and chicken salad among other things.

Green Tomato Salsa Verde

Another Green Sauce

Hi Everyone, The tomato season here in Barbados is short this year due to a prolonged dry spell, but I read recently that Guyana is enjoying a bounty of produce at excellent prices; more on that later.

The resistance is over

Hi Everyone, I’ve told you this before – being raised Catholic meant that Lent consisted of strict dietary conditions during that period, as dictated by my mother.

What’s Cooking: Rice

Rinsing, soaking

Hi Everyone, What’s Cooking is a series in which I address questions you may have about food and cooking but maybe too shy to ask.

Clapped, pounded or shaken?

Hi Everyone, A couple of weeks ago, in response to my column on fish curry, a very good friend of mine insisted that the roti for his curry must be hand-clapped.

Put the coconut in the curry

Hi Everyone, Although I eat fish all year round, during Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – I tend to eat even more fish and seafood, mostly because of tradition.