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Hops Bread with Cheese Paste

I have been trying to make my own bread more regularly, because the local bread in Guyana tends to be on the sweet side, and soft, never crusty. My mother’s hops bread recipe (posted here by Lilandra and previously blogged by me) hits the spot always, and uses no oil or shortening, yet is fluffy […]

Coucou Pie (Recipe)

You may recall that coucou has appeared on this blog before. Back then, this traditional Trini (and Bajan) cornmeal dish appeared as part of a Sunday lunch with red beans and stew chicken. Coucou is generally regarded as a bit labour intensive, similar to polenta, requiring one to stir cornmeal into hot liquid etc constantly […]

Brimstone Hill Fortress, St Kitts

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in St Kitts and Nevis. It is actually on the island of St Kitts, or St Christopher. It’s a pretty big compound, and you can imagine it would have been bustling when occupied. There are forts and barracks and extra forts on bits of […]

Tea on the Mount

I visited Mount Saint Benedict, and more particularly had tea at Pax Guesthouse  in December 2010. This is part of that tour of Trinidad I was conducting with friends of mine from the US…clearly I never got around to completing the account! “Mount Saint Benedict, or the Abbey of Our Lady of Exile, is a Benedictine […]

The Emperor Valley Zoo

The Emperor Valley Zoo in Trinidad is managed by the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago, which has been around since 1947. The Zoo itself was opened in November 1952, which means it is in 60th year of operation, in its lovely location opposite the Savannah. From the website: “The Emperor Valley Zoo (EVZ) is […]

Asa Wright Nature Centre

I started these posts about Trinidad and Tobago back in January, and although I haven’t continued since February, there are still a few more places to visit from my must-see list for Trinidad and Tobago! Asa Wright Nature Centre is in the Northern Range in Trinidad, in the North-East-ish area of the island (it’s not […]

Gran Couva – Cocoa and La Vega

Gran Couva is internationally known for one thing (at least) – Trinitario cocoa. Gran Couva is part of the Montserrat hills in the Central Range of Trinidad, where the combination of the trinitario cacao, the weather, the soil (the things the French collectively call “terroir“) converge to make some of the finest cocoa in the […]

Caroni Bird Sanctuary, Trinidad

The Caroni Bird Sanctuary is an official wildlife reserve in Trinidad and Tobago and is part of what is more commonly called the Caroni Swamp. The swamp is a relatively large wetland in the west of the island of Trinidad, roughly between Port of Spain and Chaguanas. There may be some who might believe that […]

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 […]

Chennette in California

You may not have noticed, because I don’t have scheduled or sometimes regular posts, but I am on vacation. I have been offline for 3 days and this is only a brief aberration. I meant to post the day I was traveling but airports and airplanes conspired against my having time to open up the […]