Baking soda vs Baking Powder and how to use them effectively

Baking soda vs Baking powder Have you wondered what the difference was between baking soda and baking powder?Were you ever in the process of making something which required one of these leavenings only to realize that you didn’t have the one which the recipe listed? And if so, did you simply substitute one for the…

Hibiscus Orange Ice Tea

In the heavy oppressive summer heat, a cool beverage is always welcome. In the Caribbean, the months of June through September are ones of long sunny days and extremely high temperatures. Although we have sunshine all year around, these months are particularly hot ones which means that everyone is looking for ways to keep their…

Cinnamon Maple Cookies

This little cookie is quite a surprise. It’s a mix between a sweet pastry and a shortbread. There’s a lot of flavor in a little bite and a fine complexity that is derived in the rolled version. As the cookies bake, the butter, sugar, cinnamon and maple syrup meld together magically creating a golden crisp…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins 

Nothing more enticing than the smell of fresh baked goods in the morning. I love to make muffins, and banana chocolate chip are a constant favorite in my home. They are easy to whip up and I can use up bananas which have gotten too ripe to be eaten but are perfect for baking up…

Caramelized Pork Roast with garden vegetables. 

This dish is a great one for a day when you have some time on hand as it needs to simmer and cook in the deliciousness of all the wonderful ingredients until it is tender and succulent. It is one of my family’s favorites and is a true comfort food. I start with a pork…