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Author Archives: Chennette

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking and a Stew Beef recipe

Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago has become a new classic for Trini cooking, alongside the old faithful, the Naparima cookbook. It is now in its second edition (first published in 2005, this edition 2010), testament to its popularity. I am not entirely a newcomer to this book – years ago I sent […]

Touring the Homeland: Trinidad

So, in case you are a new reader to this blog, I am a Trini – I come from Trinidad and Tobago, and specifically, born and raised on the island of Trinidad. Trinidad is the most southern island of the Caribbean, right off the coast of South America. Being that close to the continent we […]

It’s a New Year!

And I am only 8 days late but Happy New Year! It’s also the beginning of a new decade, did you know? I didn’t realise until I heard some random “Top 40 songs of the decade” countdown. Wow. Was I too burned out from the millenium end/beginning discussions even 10 years later? But nevermind. We’re […]

Pizza Cheese Rolls

Nothing to do with Christmas – just a tasty variation on my Cheese Rolls recipe. I had to make some kid-friendly food this weekend as my sister’s under-5 posse was sleeping over. They like my cheese rolls (as long as they can’t detect any onions or pimento pepper in it) and they like pizza (cheese […]

Caribbean Vegan: a WINNER!

Hello People. We have a winner. Courtesy the lovely List Randomizer at random.org, Natalie, of Cinnamon Bums and the lover of “kabocha squash with a miso-tahini sauce over brown rice” is the lucky winner of a copy of Caribbean Vegan. I’ll be emailing you Natalie to get your mailing info for the publishers, but Congratulations! Everyone […]

Caribbean Vegan: a GIVEAWAY

COMMENTS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL I ANNOUNCE THE WINNER LATER TODAY! “Caribbean Vegan: Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free – Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion” If reading food-related blog and websites is part of your regular routine then you should already know by now about veganism and how it differs from vegetarianism. From wikipedia: “Veganism is a philosophy […]

More Photos from Brussels

I’ll be getting around to the giveaway never fear, but in the meantime, I’ve uploaded a few more photos of Grand Place, Brussels. Enjoy some old world city buildings. The rest of my photos from Brussels. I have realised that I have photos and stories from various trips since May that have been idling on […]

Updates and Caribbean Vegan

Dear Reading Public, Once again I have been remiss in regular posting. I am glad that after 4 1/2 years there is sufficient content to provide results for the searching Divali (Diwali) celebrants. And extra glad I updated my hosting package before the surge As always, the dreaded day job took over in the last […]

Halaal Trini Black Cake? (recipe)

A few months ago I got a request for a Halaal Trini Black Cake recipe. Those of you familiar with the permutations of the traditional Caribbean Christmas black cake (whether you call it black cake or great cake) will know that this cake is generally viewed as inextricable from its alcohol content. In fact, a […]

While I was in California…

While I was on vacation, my bandwidth was exceeded. Thanks people! I mean that. Clearly my visitors exceed my expectations and my brief forays into the world of social media and marketing have had some effect I shall have some upgrading to do… I’ll have a few photos to post soon, but here’s one from […]