Let the good times roll

-With these Pumpkin-Rosemary Rolls

Hi Everyone, Grace your holiday table with these stunning rolls and watch them quickly disappear.

A Meal In A Can

Hi Everyone, It’s dinnertime. The last roti has been clapped; it collapses in a soft leafy mound atop the other roti in the bowl.

Fried eggs

August holidays Part 3

Hi Everyone, This is part 3 of the 5-part series on Tastes Like Home August Holidays.

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.

Preserving the heat

Talking Heat, Talking Flavour Part 3

Hi Everyone, This is the third and final part of our heat series on hot peppers.

Maiwiri versus Wiri Wiri

Talking heat, talking flavour

Hi Everyone, This week begins a 3-part series on hot peppers that are currently enjoying a bountiful season.

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.

Something for everyone

Hi Everyone, The woman sitting next to me on the plane from my most recent trip to Guyana remarked how amazing it was that we Guyanese have so many different things we make and eat at Christmas.

Timely advice worth remembering

Hi Everyone, December has arrived like guests that turn up too early for a party – they are expected, and you like them, it’s just that you’re not quite ready.

No Pasta Dishes, Please

Hi Everyone, Well look-eey hey. A woman caused cuhmess (Bajan slang for commotion) earlier this month, when she got up in one of Barbados’ Anglican churches during the announcements session, to encourage people to bring a Bajan dish for their upcoming day of fun to mark Barbados’ 50th Independence, and had to nerve to say, “No pasta dishes, please.