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.

The Other Parts

Hi Everyone,  Ewww… Gross! Yuck! These sounds plus expressions of scorn and disgust are usually the reaction of many people when they are offered the other parts of meat, poultry or seafood.

‘Sweet hands’

Hi Everyone, “Sweet Hands means that a person is so talented in the kitchen that anything he or she makes… is like manna from the Gods.” That is how American journalist, chef and cookbook author, with roots in Trinidad, Ramin Ganeshram, explained the title of her book back in 2010 when it was published.

Have a cookie

Hi Everyone, This cookie ain’t gonna crumble. This cookie ain’t hard. This cookie is soft and chewy.