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.

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.