Focaccia

Typing away at blog posts is left for after I’ve cooked (and eaten) or tested recipes.  To tell the entire story of the undertaking for that one post and using the points jotted in my journal, I have a clear-ish idea of the message I hope to convey.  That’s when I stick to the script and…

Summer in Review

Every summer sure is memorable.  Filled with scheduled back-yard cook-outs turned full bashment by sunset, every food and music festivals you can think of that fall on the hottest days here in NYC and my traditional weekly strolls through the city’s green markets.  Experiencing the farmer’s market in the summer reminds me of home. Trips…

London tings

A weekend in London Taking it easy for two hours last Friday morning on the Eurostar train ride from Paris to London.  Not eager to connect to Wi-Fi to post selfies of me sipping a cup of the best Americana a train station could offer or to research more restaurants and things to do.  I…

Waste not, cause you might not have it again.

My first 24 hours here in Paris was filled with excitement of arriving after purchasing round-trip tickets earlier this year after my forty-something day holiday trip to the Caribbean.  Lots of walking around in large train stations, transferring from one train line to the next to get to my friend’s hill-top apartment.  Walking the entire…

It sweet too bad!

I love when friends call me with casual invites to catch up!  With its promised laughs in attempt to shift focus from the shitty state of the nation; conversations that provoke thoughts of how better we can be our sister’s keeper and the ever so NYC thing to do – people watch.  All this to…

Provincial Trini

While catching up with my brother, an occurrence that happens most times over internet messaging, today I made a well needed international call to Trinidad.  Whether typed out or spoken aloud, our light conversations always start off with “so, what yuh drinking these days?”  It sways back and forth from infrastructure – we joked about…

Trini Food. This is my story

A web designer recently asked me ‘what sets you and your blog apart from others?’  She, a trini and design professional based in Philly, asked many questions in hopes of us working together to ‘pretty up’ d blog nah – yuh know.  Our informal phone call was great; I’ve never had this creative meeting before…

Tea Time at Eloquii

I can’t recall how I got introduced to Eloquii, though I have thick, solid colored sweater dresses for cooler months, wide fashionable belts and comfortable skirts made of printed fabric in my closet more than five years old, or what my first order off the on-line plus-size store was, all I know that I’m a…

Never too much

Sweet Plantains with Sautéed Onions, Tomatoes and Jalapeños To this day I still enjoy eating boiled sweet plantains as a side dish, to accompany many a Sunday brunches.  And with it being packed with Vitamins A, C and minerals like Potassium, I’m left feeling less guilty to indulge.  Kick the naturally sweet flavor up a notch…

Burger Badassness

What kind of burgers do you like?  In passing, this was the question I asked a selective few of my colleagues at the job last week.  Most don’t know my first love–cooking, started in my mother’s kitchen and not in accounting class in Champ Fleurs, Trinidad.  I’m okay with them thinking of me as the…

Sweet Plantain Pancakes

From your view it must look like all I cook is breakfast and brunch food.  Cheddar, Strawberry Crème Fraiche Biscuits; how I use my ‘one cup’ rule to make just enough Fry Bakes for my single life cooking; Shakshuka for hosting brunch at home for friends and Lavender Maple Syrup for simple French Toast.  If…

Trini-Mex!

What better occasion than Cinco de Mayo to have a delicious overlapping of cultures with these Curry Goat Tacos to serve to friends.  Two years ago while still figuring out if blogging was a direction I should go, I wrote a ‘Taco Night’ post on Tumblr.  Three short paragraphs barely painting a picture of how…