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Soaked Plum

My aunt had one of the largest plum trees growing in the yard and when it bore fruit it was a sight to behold; our welcome time to pick one by one for our favourite snack, soaked plum. It was as if we could hear the tree speaking to us. “Have a taste of my [...]

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Chow Chow

Chow Chow is a condiment everyone likes to put on their slice of ham.  Chow Chow and Christmas “Yuh want some?” the food server asked. I would never think to put that yellow stuff on my ham. For me a bit of ketchup and some pepper sauce would do just fine…Other band members knew what [...]

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Pickled Cucumbers

Today’s recipe is pickled cucumbers. Why do I bring you this recipe when you can easily visit your nearest supermarket and buy a nice bottle of your favorite pickles? All I can say is that after you have done your first pickling, and discovered how easy it is, you would certainly try it again. How [...]

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Red Mango

Red Mango is popular snack in Trinidad and Tobago. “Yuh want ah mango? Dance de shango……” As a child growing up in a more rural part of Trinidad, school days were really happy days. The opening sentence was part of a few nonsense call and answer rhymes we used while playing … some of them [...]

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Preserved Five Finger

The tradition of producing preserved fruit, like this preserved five finger, has been a time honoured tradition here in Trinidad and Tobago. The fruits used may vary depending on what type of preserving you’re going to do. For the hot spicy preserved fruit we use the more “half ripe” fruits so you get a bit [...]

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Pommecythere (Golden Apple) Kuchela

This post on pommecythere kuchela could be summed up in one word HOT!! But then that would defeat my purpose for writing. So other than hot, which is a good word, Kuchela is indeed a wonderful side to any dish you want to add some spiciness to. For me I like to have kuchela with [...]

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Mango Anchar

Tell me, Yuh eh feelin’ for ah piece? :0) Just looking at the picture I am feeling for piece of mango anchar right now. Actually, I’m salivating while I write this lol! OK! Just now ah coming back…… Oh gosh! That spiciness together with the amchar masala just hit the spot…. Mango Anchar: An Inspiration [...]

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Mango Kuchela

With the abundance of green mangoes, comes all sorts of mango dishes. A few posts ago I gave you all mango chutney and mango chow. Today I will give you all another; Mango kuchela. Mango kuchela is another simple recipe of East Indian origin. It requires a little strength ( you’ll see what I’m talking [...]

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