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Ramadan: Lure of the Fried Goodness

Ramadan Mubarak! It‘s always this time of year that I am prompted to post at least once, not surprisingly since the blog is travel and food oriented, and during the Muslim month of fasting, one’s mind tends to turn to food… and also not surprisingly, if one has grown up in Trinidad, fried foods, specifically […]

Fresh Carite!

“FRESH CAAAAAREEET, FRY-DRY, CRO-CRO, BIG BIG SHRIMP!!!” Does that sound familiar? One of the benefits of living on an island is the availability of fresh fish. In Trinidad and Tobago, even if you live 10 minutes from the coast and a fish market, the fresh fish will come to you, straight from the sea. Fish […]

Ramadan musings: I miss coffee

It’s the 5th day of fasting and as I approach the lunch hour, I am not hungry but I do miss having coffee in the office. I spent the first 20 years of my life not liking coffee at all unless it was heavily sugared and milky a la wake-coffee (you know the huge vats […]

It’s Ramadan!

I know. It’s been almost a year since I last posted. Since Eid ul Fitr, at the END of the last Ramadan. And here we are, again at Ramadan. I am not sure at this point I have any of my regular readers still but welcome to you if you are here. If you are […]

‘Id Mubarak!

It’s ‘Id ul Fitr once again, the Muslim celebration that comes after the month of fasting, Ramadhan. I haven’t posted in a while but what else is new 😉 Rest assured that there are cookings and plannings going on in the household, particularly as this year I am in la casa familial in Trinidad. Even […]

Eid on the Beach

I am convinced that all Caribbean Muslims should have Eid salaah (prayers) on the beach. It’s in our blood and our essential island nature after all. What could be better? Those are the women’s shoes on the sand of Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where a group of about 50 men and women gathered […]

Eid Mubarak, from Montego Bay

Eid Mubarak from Jamaica! Yup, that’s the sunset for the end of Ramadan, out of my hotel window in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Gorgeous isn’t it? And yes, I’ll be spending Eid here…at least the first day (don’t you know it’s a 3 day celebration?) Part of my job involves travel. This is not news to […]

Black Eye Peas Googni (Boil and Fry) Recipe

Since the blackeye peas featured heavily in my last post, I thought perhaps I should post the ‘recipe’ for this simple and popular Ramadan dish (well, popular in Trinidad, would love to hear if others know about it). When I called it googni on Facebook last week, I got a couple queries about the name, […]

Ramadan: A Week of Fasting

I have now completed 6 fasts, and tonight began the 7th day* of Ramadan. For the last couple years, Lilandra has blogged regularly during Ramadan, sharing the family’s meals for Suhr (last meal at dawn before beginning the fast) and Iftar (meal to break the fast) as well as stories of some of the traditions […]

Ramadan Mubarak!

Tonight is the first night of Ramadan for most of the Eastern Caribbean.* Tomorrow will be the first day of fasting, but as the Islamic months start with the sighting of the new moon at sunset, the “day” is counted from the beginning of the night! Ramadan is a month where Muslims try to be […]