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.

Deprived by LIAT

Hi Everyone, A couple of weeks ago, I was among a planeload of passengers (90% of which were Guyanese) checked in on a LIAT flight to Guyana.

Nuttier for coconuts

Hi Everyone, It seems like it was just the other day that I wrote telling you, I’m Nuts for Coconuts, but you know what?

The Lure of Fried Chicken

Hi Everyone,   The news of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s return to Guyana next week under a new franchise owner has a lot of people excited.

Skinny Good

Hi Everyone, The next time you peel green or turning plantains to cook, do not throw away the skins.

Shell, Peel, Communicate

Hi Everyone,   When was the last time that you had a real heart-to-heart conversation with your child, parent, relative, loved one, or a friend?

Cassava… Biscuits?

Hi Everyone, There comes a time when you wonder if your friends enablers are genuinely motivated by a desire to see you create and succeed, or whether it is to appease their hunger.

Fruity drinks

Hi Everyone, If you are of a certain age you will recall the August holidays being rife with outdoor activities – climbing trees, picking fruits and eating them to our heart’s content, playing gam (marbles), hop scotch, and running our own Olympic-style races.