The Joy of Crêpes

My daughter loves crêpes, and as such, I make them quite frequently. When I make a batch, she knows that she will not just be happy eating them once, but rather that there will be a fresh stock of frozen ones put away for another breakfast or snack. Although I love cooking and baking, I…

Brazilian Gluten-Free Cheese Puff

If you’ve ever been to a Brazilian Steak House restaurant, chances are you have tasted these delicious little cheese “breads”. This recipe came to me via a good friend Lauretta who has lived in Brazil. They are made with tapioca flour and are gluten-free. These little balls of deliciousness puff up beautifully while in the…

Accra: Haiti’s Favorite Appetizer

In Haiti when you’re waiting for dinner and the hunger pangs are being aroused, the most delightful and welcome “amuse-bouche” which can be served is a plate of piping hot crisp Accra. This hors d’oeuvre transcends all others and is the perfect bite to accompany drinks, both alcoholic or non-alcoholic. These little golden fritters are…

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…

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…

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…