Old Fashioned Vanilla Fudge

Isn’t it amazing how we can conjure up something delicious with just a few ingredients? I am always awed by different combinations of raw ingredients and how they can can be transformed through cooking, into things vastly different from their original form. It’s alchemy and the reason why I love cooking so much. Fudge is…

Festive Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Pretty festive cookies are inviting and synonymous with the Christmas season. I love to make these and dress them up in different styles, each being a unique piece of edible artwork. This cookie dough recipe is easily mixed and is very delicious. It is an extremely versatile dough which can be used in several ways…

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…

Coconut Swirl Bread, Salara

I must admit that I have a weakness for all things coconut. The fact that I live in the Caribbean and coconuts are synonymous with island life, may have something to do with that. I always have a stock of coconut products on hand for cooking and baking. Essentials are coconut water and coconut milk….

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…

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…

Enchanting Passion Fruit Curd

I distinctly remember the first time I tasted passion fruit. I was about 6 years old and we were visiting family in Trinidad. Even at this age, I was absolutely wowed by the flavor of this exotic and exciting fruit. I exclaimed, "What kind of juice is this?" I had already fallen in love with…

Caramel Banana Pecan Upside Down Cake

Last Thursday, we were given an entire hand of sweet fig bananas from a good friend, who is a farmer. We got these while they were still green and as such, we hung them in a hook in our kitchen. You may be wondering why there are paint marks on the skin of the bananas….