Commentary: Too Many Public Holidays

It has been said that we have too many public holidays in Trinidad and Tobago.  This is not a new topic for us, every now and then a letter to a newspaper editor would criticize the many public holidays we enjoy and how they cause a dip in our economic productivity and ultimately a dip [...]

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Channa Soup Cutters

Channa Soup Cutters

With the carnival season upon us, this channa soup cutters recipe has come at the right time.  As local traditions suggest, alcohol is always complemented with a spicy appetizer.  Why spicy?  It is said that the spiciness in the appetizer prevents one from getting intoxicated too quickly. Preventing Hangover This is what some people claim; [...]

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Olive Bread

I had to make this olive bread twice before I posted it.   The first time I made it as bread sticks and it all disappeared.  I had no final picture for this recipe since it went that fast.  The second time, I decided I had to make it in a form of a bun.  I [...]

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Guava Cheesecake

I have been thinking  of making a guava cheesecake for some time now.  Guava is hard to find these days due to it being out of season, and when I saw a box of guava cheese, or guava paste as they call it, selling at a local supermarket, I was delighted.  It was time to [...]

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Sorrel Liqueur

Here is another exclusive recipe which was literally one in the making for some time now.  It took 21 days for it to cure and a lot of patience.  When the 21 days was up I was pleased to serve it to my anxious New Years visitors who all found it tasted terrific.  However, this [...]

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Cooking For Two

The approaching month of February got me thinking of couples who like preparing their own meals.  I consider cooking for two a very easy and, might I say, a very rewarding task.  You just have two persons to consider and this makes it a lot simpler than planning a meal for large family. You  can [...]

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Rice Delight

You know how I love to give you all a story, well this rice delight has a beautiful origin; one that I have to share…  The Community Centre  was perched on a tiny block of land on the mountainside, in a little village on the Northern Range called El Luengo. But, small as it may [...]

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black eyed peas pelau

Black Eyed Peas Pelau

With Old Years upon us that only means one thing for me; a black eyed peas recipe for good luck in the New Year. Some moons ago I did the usual black eyed peas and rice; a recipe that has long traditions in our country and and goes as far as Louisiana but of course [...]

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Sugarless Fruit Cake

I made a sugarless cake a few months which got rave reviews by my readers for its simplicity and speed. Some even experimented and converted the cake to a fruit cake/ black cake by adding soaked fruits.   When I first tried this cake, I simply loved it and made a vow to try it [...]

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The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest and Then Some

The Contest The “Trini Spice Kit” Contest is closed and we have two amazing recipes for our readers.  The contest was closed at the end of November.  Rachel and Julia were kind enough to share their versions of their recipes with us.  Their recipes were brilliant and creative and for that reason they both got [...]

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