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  1. islandgal246
    September 9, 2009 • 12:21 pm

    Thank you for this information I am sharing it with many blogging friends around the world. In guadeloupe they use it in a crayfish stew.

  2. Voila
    September 20, 2012 • 6:04 am

    Love this site. Tried this recipe and the sauce came out great. A helpful tool for clean up that is not as harsh as bleach is baking soda or any cleaning agent with sodium bicarbonate as its active ingredient. Everything cleaned of nicely. I would also suggest using gloves to reduce the reddening of the hands. Hope this helps. Btw, the new look of this blog is really refreshing.

  3. Anonymous
    May 31, 2013 • 11:33 pm

    I simply wanted to thank you for the amazing blog you have designed here. It truly is full of ideas for those who are genuinely interested in Trini Cooking and Culture.

  4. Henry
    July 21, 2014 • 1:09 pm

    Haha, i did a Google search and this link was in the top 5 and lead me right back to here. So no need to answer me on last comment lol.

  5. Henry
    July 21, 2014 • 3:15 pm

    Very much enjoyed learning about this and that it came from the Achiote Plant. I actually enjoy learning new things. Yet having left my Island of St.Kitts so young as a kid I’ve realized there is lots that I have forgotten and lots of things that I don’t know about much of the native plants. Great many Plants, Fruits, Herbs wildly populate the island as well plants brought to the island by the Caribs and Europeans dating all the way back to the Caribs who had a prominent existence on St.Kitts and during the Colonial British and French Wars over the Island known back then as the “Mother Colony”.

    So its a bit sad that I don’t know much of my local plant vegetation that are used and can be used in cuisines. The Caribs used to use this plant for dyes and paint. And though I can’t quite recall ever seeing or noticing this Achiote Plant used in any dishes growing up as a kid don’t mean its not used. But this plant grows on my Island. We had a local clothing industry that used allot of local made dyes in making colorful clothing of the island. I can only guess this might have been used. I just never really knew other than dyes what else it was good for. But now I know.

    Living in the U.S. I don’t think i’d be that lucky to find that many pods of the plant to make the Roucou. But hey at least i know just in case i do what it can be used for. Maybe i find it in a bottle the finished product.


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