The Best Belgian Waffles

Breakfast is one of my absolute favorite meals. During the week however, the morning rush in my house does not allow for leisurely breakfasts. I have found myself quite disappointed after getting up early to make a cooked breakfast; only to be told that there is simply no time to eat. I can whip up…

8 Tips for Living Your Best Life Everyday

If you were diagnosed with an incurable illness and were told that you had 6 months to live, would you change anything about the way you lived? Are there things that we consciously or subconsciously put off everyday thinking that there will be plenty of time to do them some other time? Sometimes I feel…

Breadfruit Croquettes Island style

Bread fruit is delicious and versatile. Whenever it is in season, I buy them often as they are a family favorite. As they ripen quickly in the warm weather here in Haiti, I find it most practical to prepare them for storage in my freezer for quick and easy use whenever I feel like having…

The importance of raising ethical children 

How do we learn principles and ethics? How do we instill values in young children  that will last? How can we raise children today with strong ethical values?  A Haitian creole greeting is “Onè” or “Honor” and the response is “Respè” or “Respect”. It’s a very old form of greeting and these days is mostly…

Passion Fruit Mousse

With passion fruit in season, it’s quite easy to find these delectable delights everywhere. I buy them buy the dozen and my family are spoiled with fresh passionfruit juice several times per week. I have also been making portion controlled packets and freezing them for use whenever I need them. The pulp and seeds keep…

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 journée tout moun🇭🇹

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 journée tout moun🇭🇹

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 Mountains 

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…