Comfort Food

As a child, one of my favorite meals was a Chinese style chicken soup which my dad was an absolute master at making. It was made with a whole chicken and he used aromatics like ginger, scallions and a star anise for the broth. The “shun” or broth was delicious in itself. The clear stock…

Hurricane Prep

So we are all in the throes of panic here in the Caribbean at the moment. It’s the eve of the passage of Hurricane Irma in my corner of the world. As I write this post,a hurricane has started its warring path through the lesser Antilles and is projected to pass through the greater Antilles…

Nothing better than a bowl of warm comforting oatmeal with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and drizzled with some local Haitian honey. Good morning and have a safe day. It’s the calm before the storm as Hurricane Irma makes her way towards us.Bonne journĆ©e tout mounšŸ‡­šŸ‡¹

Nothing better than a bowl of warm comforting oatmeal with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and drizzled with some local Haitian honey. Good morning and have a safe day. It’s the calm before the storm as Hurricane Irma makes her way towards us.Bonne journĆ©e tout mounšŸ‡­šŸ‡¹

Pickled fruit and Pepper sauce in the West Indies

Most of the English speaking Caribbean will share a similar type of culture and history. Even though Guyana is situated on the continent of South America, we are culturally a part of the Caribbean. The food and the spices used in Guyana, Trinidad and Jamaica are very similar. These are countries which once had large…

The Magic of the MountainsĀ 

I feel at home with mountains here in Haiti. I was awe struck the first time I saw them as they were uncommon to me coming from Georgetown, Guyana. For 18 years of my life, I had lived in an area which was below sea level. My native land is vast, lush, green and beautiful,…

Creamy Rice Pudding

I was planning a visit to my father-in-law this morning, and wanted to take him something he liked. I remembered that he always enjoyed “Riz au lait” or rice pudding, so I thought it would be nice to make him some today. It took about 40 minutes to make and I took it over while…

Potato Balls Guyanese Style

If you are Guyanese you will certainly have grown up eating this favorite food. It’s vegetarian and is made with a tasty mashed potato seasoned with fragrant spices and coated in a batter made of ground chick peas and then fried until golden brown. As I do not have yellow split peas readily available here…

Man’s Best FriendĀ 

I have always loved animals from as far back as I can remember. Growing up there were always pets at home but they were not kept in the house, but rather in the yard. We had dogs, cats, and even had rabbits as pets. In Guyana many people had dogs in their yards. Most often…

Custard Apple and Cachiman

Such a rush of childhood pleasure fills me as I sit here and eat this fragrant custardlike fruit. I have been eyeing this one here for the last 24 hours and waiting for it to ripen perfectly. I just touched it and one of the outer bumps moved in revealing the cream colored inner flesh…

Fried Zucchini with Herb Yoghurt Dip

This is an easy and very tasty little appetizer which you can make quickly. It’s perfect as an hors d’oeuvre or a snack and gives the crunch and satisfaction of a fried dish without the guilt of a heavy fried fritter. Makes ( 24 wedges) serves 2-3 as an appetizer  Ingredients 3 small zucchini about…