The Magic Tree

Hi Everyone, I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and Tolkien’s Lord Of the Rings trilogy, so last year when I read an article about Cuba mass planting the “Magic Tree”, I quickly wondered if it was the ‘tree of life’ Gandalf referred to in the Lord Of The Rings… just kidding!

Pretty little things…Cucumber Sandwiches

Hi Everyone, Cucumber sandwiches are often described as dainty and delicate, rarely are they thought of in the realm of eye candy, unless they are prepared as open-face sandwiches.

A serious miss

Eating at German’s Restaurant

Hi Everyone, Disclaimer: I am not a food critic nor do I aspire to be one.

Arrogant about fish cakes

Hi Everyone, Serve a Guyanese a fish cake that doesn’t look like the fish cakes they are accustomed to and they fight hard to hide their shock as they reluctantly reach for it.

Bottoms, corners, edges and ends

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, the fight for crusty, overcooked, highly flavourful bottoms (bun-bun), corners, edges and ends of cooked food and baked items can be fierce.

Beer Battered Banga (mary)

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, there are several ways to prepare fish to fry: seasoned, and dusted with flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal or some other type of dry breading.

Drizzling flavour

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Pancake Day is just a few days away… what’s the syrup plan this year for drizzling your pancakes?

Eating a ‘lil Garlic Pork

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone,  A little over two weeks ago when I shared my Holiday Bits, with you, I mentioned that I did not make any garlic pork for Christmas.

Tender liver, sweet onions

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, There are certain dishes that just make your day. For many, sitting down to a sumptuous Sunday breakfast of liver and onions sets the tone for the leisurely day ahead.

Sharing some Holiday Bits

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, Think of this week’s column as one of those dishes you prepare with scraps of ham left over from the holidays.

My approach to eating

Tastes Like Home

-Everything in moderation Hi Everyone, No food is bad or unhealthy. What makes food bad or unhealthy is our approach to food.

Foodie reactions of 2012

Tastes Like Home

Hi Everyone, One of the many things I like about writing this column is that it offers me the opportunity create old time favourites and discover new tastes and flavours.

Mmmm… Stuffing

Hi Everyone, After all the talk about roast chicken over the past two weeks, it begs that we address stuffing – a most flavourful, savoury accompaniment to roasts of any kind.

The pleasures of dunking

Hi Everyone, I am a dunker. Yep! I like to dip my bread, biscuits, cookies, and cake into a hot or cold beverage of choice, then, heavy with sweet liquid and softened, I devour it.

A natural body-builder

Hi Everyone, Feeling tired and run-down? Need a pick-me-up? Don’t reach for Red Bull or any other readymade energy drink.

Eating with the eyes

- the colour of food

Hi Everyone, A friend: “I ain’t want no blond sauce (referring to all light coloured sauces).

Spicing up my tea

Masala Chai

Hi Everyone, My world of tea drinking took an exotic twist back in 2007 when friends from the Indian sub-continent introduced me to tea masala (masala chai).