Smoked Herring Chiquetaille Haitian Style

A breakfast plate of chiquetaille d’hareng or smoked herring and avocado with cassava bread, artisanal crackers and baguette. I am a firm believer of always having pantry staples on hand. You never know when you need to whip up a little something at a moment’s notice. It’s always a good idea to also have a…

Delicious Chicken Fritter (Haitian Marinade au Poulet)

One of the great pleasures in life is good food. All around the world, people enjoy snacks both sweet and savory. It’s funny how different cultures have similar foods, with maybe a few seasonings which differentiate them. All over the world people eat a form of fried batter basically made of flour and water. The…

Banana Jam Is The Ultimate Comfort Food

Living in the Caribbean, means that great bananas are always plentiful and reasonably inexpensive. Every week I buy a bunch, but sometimes the heat can make them ripen faster than they can be eaten. As we all have a tendency to like to eat fresh fruit which looks appealing, ripening bananas with their blotchy peel…

Carambola Jam

In my yard in Guyana stands a beautiful,mature and very prolific carambola tree. In my memory it was the perfect tree. It was not too tall that the fruit were inaccessible, nor too flimsy that it could not bear the burden of the fruit it bore; it was just right. Its mature trunk was thick…

Carnival in Haïti

In Haïti, once the Christmas and New Year festivities are over, it immediately signals that the pre-Carnival season is imminent. You have to understand that for Haitians, Carnival is probably the biggest celebration of the year. For many here, Carnival is greatly anticipated and it is truly a time where people of all walks of…

Cheese Nibbles

Who can resist a little nibble of cheesy goodness? These comforting snacks are the absolute perfect bite for just about anytime of the day or night. The ingredients are simple and not too many; yet the result is rich and delicious. It is an oldie but goodie and one which I grew up eating as…