Rum Rum Rum in my Cake Cake Cake! My all time favorite cake! Everyone knew how obsessed I was with fruit cake growing up and I still am. Both my grandmothers made extra cake just for me because I would have so much! Now I can make it myself and while good, totally not the … Continue reading Fruit Cake
Well this is going to take you some time! LOL! My recipe for Pastelle, although time consuming, makes all the difference mainly because of how I prepared the meat. I've already gotten several "best pastelle I ever had" comments. For those of you who don't know what this type of Pastelle is, here are the … Continue reading Pastelle
My husband loves sorrel so of I was going to make it this Christmas! Sorrel is a drink made and enjoyed during Christmas time from the flowers of a sorrel plant. The drink without added sugar is extremely sour due to the nature of the plant. I ate a lot of sorrel leaves growing up, … Continue reading Sorrel Drink
Truly the perfect plate! Everything goes so well together. My Moroccan inspired chicken gyro, aromatic Indian rice, Greek tzatziki, and good ole sautéed veggies. The Rice: Serves 3-4 Ingredients: 1 cup rice chicken broth or stock 1 cinnamon stick 3-4 cloves 1 bay leaf 4-6 saffron threads 1 tbsp butter 2-3 tbsp golden raisins 2-3 … Continue reading Mediterranean, Moroccan, Madness
I seriously can't resist gyros, so when I saw a video floating around facebook about homemade gyros in the oven, I had to recreate it myself. I used a spice mix that I stumbled over a long time ago called Ras El Hanout, which originates from Morocco. A couple years back, I tried making grilled … Continue reading Chicken Gyro At Home
My oh my, apple pie! Oh baby this was a good one. I made this on Thanksgiving day (a Thursday) for hubby and I, shared a piece with a friend the next day, and by Saturday it was all gone. I topped my piece with whipped cream (obviously it should have been ice-cream but I … Continue reading Apple Pie
A Trini staple throughout the year is Hops bread. Its basically a fluffy, airy dinner roll. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it does the job! This was my first attempt at making Hops bread. I used a combination of recipes, one I found online, the other in my Naparima cookbook and the last was good old … Continue reading Hops! (Aka Rolls)
You can't have a holiday party, may it be Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's without Stuffing! The perfect stuffing for me has to have a little crunch (pecans), a little sweet (corn bread), a little fruit (apples, I sometimes use dried cranberries), and a whole lota rich and savory (sausage, fennel, onions, wine, etc). I usually … Continue reading THE Best Stuffing, Dressing, whatever the hell you wanna call it!