Eggplant Parmesan Trinistyle

Great ideas for meals can come from simple people. My friend and neighbour Sharina made an amazing meal with eggplant. Always around to partake when we’re cooking and developing recipes, she felt that she had to cook something for us. And being a vegetarian she brought something from her kitchen that her husband and children…

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Green Fig Souse

A Green Fig Souse for The Vegetarians Green fig souse is one of those recipes I had to do for a long time and just didn’t get the time to do it for one reason or another. But the time has come and it has been done.  I believe the main reason for doing this…

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Chadon Beni, our Wild Trini Herb

In Trinidad and Tobago, the chadon beni (chado beni) or culantro is a treasured herb that is used in almost all local dishes, soups noodle dishes, curries, and seasoning all types of meat. Trinis just love it’s distinct pungent flavor. One of the most popular dishes that comprises mostly of chadon beni is the chadon…

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B

Babash – see Mountain dew Bacchanal – Large noisy happening, scandal, big party, confusion Bachac – The leaf cutter ant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leafcutter_ant Back – Usage: Back Squeeze – To hold back, e.g. Ah back squeeze ah lil change. (I save some money) Back back – To reverse. E.g. Doh back back on me Back chat -…

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D

Da is you? – Is that you? Dan Dan – Smart looking clothes Dasheen – Taro plant (Colocasia esculenta) Dasheen bush – The leaves of the taro plant used to make callaloo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taro Dat – That Usage: Dat good for yuh – Serves you right Dat don’ constitute- That does not matter- That is irrelevant…

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F

Fada (or Faddah) – Father Fainty – Usually used to describe a weak scent Fall out – To stop speaking with someone or to terminate a friendship Family way – Pregnant Fas’ / Fase – Forward, inquisitive, e.g. “Yuh want to know all mih business? Yuh too dam’ fase, man.  also “playin’ fas’ ” -…

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G

Gadahar – Jackass Galavant – Hanging around without doing anything constructive Galvanize – Zinc sheets used to cover roofs Galary – (Gallery) – Verandah or porch, Showing off, e.g. If yuh see how she galary sheself. Game cock – A breed of cock (cockrel) bred for the sport of cock fighting. Gams – The distance…

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