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.

Bitter Love

Hi Everyone,   Karaila (bitter melon/bitter gourd), like okra, is one of those vegetables that you either love or hate.

When only white rice will do

Hi Everyone, On a daily basis we can choose from a variety of starches to accompany the protein part of our meal that may consist of meat, seafood, vegetables, or legumes.

Request for Milk Bread

Hi Everyone, As I told you last week, my mother is visiting and, over the period of time that she’s been here, there have been several requests for specific things that she would like to eat and drink.

Changed hands

Hi Everyone,   It didn’t just happen but it is only now that I have come to fully understand how much arthritis has affected and changed the use of my mother’s hands in the kitchen.

How do you like your eggs?

Hi Everyone, There is a golden rule when entertaining, particularly for small gatherings – that we cook to suit the tastes of our invited family and friends and not exclusively to our likes.

Cou-cou and Guyanese fish

Hi Everyone,   This column was written on Thursday, April 28, 2016. I heard the following exchange on the radio today in Barbados between a moderator and a 90-year-old Barbadian woman, as they talked about people through the years who have done remarkable things for their communities without ever seeking the limelight.

One sauce, many uses: Marinara

Hi Everyone, Are you interested in a sauce that you can make in large batches that stores well; a sauce that can be used all year round for a variety of dishes – meat and meatless – and even serve as dip?

Stock Up

Hi Everyone, You can enrich your meals, reduce salt, and save money by making and using your own homemade stock.

Madeira’s Malasadas

Hi Everyone, Bear with me as I tell you, in a rather roundabout way, how I ended up making the best doughnuts I have ever eaten.

Lead Pipe

Hi Everyone, There is something indescribable about the combination of freshly grated coconuts, flour, sugar, a little butter, ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg and a few drops of essence, all brought together by milk or water.

A year of discovery

Hi Everyone, We’re still in January (barely) but it means that I can still wish you a very Happy, and blessed New Year!

An Edible Crown

Hi Everyone, Make way for a princely cut of meat that will impress the heck out of everyone at your holiday table – a crown roast of pork.

Blackened not burnt

Hi Everyone,   We like bun-bun but not burnt food. Blackened dishes can often end up looking burnt but they aren’t.

Deliciously Cool

Hi Everyone, Skin on, skin off; with or without seeds; sliced, diced, smashed or pureed, cucumbers are cool and tasty!

Roes of Pleasure

Hi Everyone, The heated oil shimmers. Onions, fresh herbs and chopped hot peppers hit the pan and sizzle.