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Green Fig Souse

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 treasure 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 beni [...]

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A! – An expression of exasperation or indignation. A-A – Expression denoting surprise, indignation, said quickly or very slowly for effect. Ah – I, also A, as in A tree, A house Usage: Ah Chut !- Expressing annoyance, being vex , e.g. ” Ah chut nah , man ” Ah eh able- (I am not [...]

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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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C

Caca – Faeces, Cacahole – Insult, Asshole e.g.  You is ah cacahole ah what Cacada – Little bit of money Caca roller – Scarab beetle, dung beetle Calaboose – Jail Call Dat George – Finished; the end of the matter Calpet – Tap, To slap someone behind the head Calypso – A musical and lyrical [...]

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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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E

Ease up – Give help Eat meh out – Consuming all the food in the house-” Dey come and eat meh out” Eat parrot bottom – Talkative; e.g. Like he eat parrot bottom? Eh?- What did you say? Eh-heh – Oh really? I understand, yes. Eh eh – Exclamation of surprise – No way- not [...]

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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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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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Hands up – To be held at gunpoint Harden- Disobedient, stubborn, hard headed, someone who does listen or learn Hambug (or Humbug) – To pester or bother someone Happy like pappy – Overjoyed Hard Back – Grown up and one who should know better Hard Back Indian – Person of East Indian ethnicity, who grew [...]

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