Rum Cake

It’s Christmas and this means that we are almost at the close of the year 2020. Traditionally there are many celebrations during the holiday season but like most things in 2020, we have adapted our gatherings to smaller groups and simpler celebrations than in past years as we observe and practice caution and forms of…

Bread Pudding for the Holidays

The holidays are almost here, but our traditional plans may not be the same as in past years. Whether we are forging ahead and meeting our families as per usual or have decided on a smaller gathering ; this is the best time to make some foods which are both tasty as well as comforting….

10 Amazing Facts About Tamarind

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10 Amazing Facts About Tamarind

For the love of tamarind I recently had a pleasant childhood flashback when I saw a basket of tamarind in my local supermarket and I was immediately taken back to my childhood in Guyana. Tamarind is not a fruit which I see very often here in Haiti. Although it is definitely known and there are…

Savory Indian spiced chickpea nibbles or Chickenfoot

Have you ever just had a mad craving for something and days or weeks would go by and you still can’t shake the thought of it? Well this was my situation and I decided to cave into my yearning for this Guyanese favorite and make some for myself. The object of my desire was a…

Easy Delicious Mango Sorbet

Fruit sorbets are absolutely delicious any time of the year. As they contain no dairy, they are perfect for those who are lactose intolerant and they highlight perfectly all of the natural flavors of the fruit being used. When fruits are in season and there is an abundance of goodness and it is the perfect…

Haitian style poached fish Poisson Gros Sel

Fish is a favorite on islands and easily found along coastal regions. The bounty of the sea is a blessing and those who live in close proximity to the sea can find fresh and delicious choices of fish, shrimp, lobster and shellfish around the year. If you are lucky enough to find freshly caught fish…

A Quick and Easy Chickpea Arugula Bowl

This is a delicious and super easy meal that I love to whip up for a fast lunch or dinner. Vegan and vegetarian, it incorporates the warm flavors of turmeric, garlic and cumin and a little heat with the addition of chili flakes which you can adjust to your liking. Add your favorite fresh greens…

10 Ways to Keep Busy and Positive during the Covid-19 Lockdown

I am accustomed to being at home for extended periods of time before the Covid lockdown. Over the past 18 months due to political and social unrest, there were many long periods of time when we were forced to stay home on lockdown. I have learned that being at home is not such a terrible…

Handy pantry substitutes and cooking in the time of a pandemic

Cooking at home while on lockdown seems to be the reality in everyone’s life these days. People are spending most of their time at home due to the constraints of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Regardless of where we reside in the world, we all find ourselves experiencing so many common realities, as we all make a…