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Eggplant Cooked With Leftover Stewed Pork.

Eggplant Cooked With Leftover Stewed Pork.

Here’s another dish where the main flavor is heavily influenced by leftovers (food is never wasted in the Caribbean?). There are many variations of this eggplant recipe, but this time we’ll be using left over stewed pork to add another level of flavor and make it more exciting for our taste buds. Hot sada roti […]

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Split Peas Dhal With Salted Pigtail.

Split Peas Dhal With Salted Pigtail.

Dhal is one of those thick soup-like dishes we make in the Caribbean, especially those islands where there’s an East Indian influence. Basically split peas soup, enhanced with turmeric and in some cases… salted meats, as we’ll be using today. Very similar to the traditional dhal recipe and the lentil peas mixed dhal recipe I […]

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Turn Leftover Ham Bone Into A Comforting Caribbean Soup.

Turn Leftover Ham Bone Into A Comforting Caribbean Soup.

As my family and friends enjoy the blistering heat of the Caribbean sun, I have to settle for temperatures which are starting to dip below the freezing point and it will only get colder as we move into January and February. However, with a huge pot of ham bone soup simmering away on the stove, […]

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Pastelles A Caribbean Christmas Tradition.

Pastelles A Caribbean Christmas Tradition.

Growing up on the islands pastelles were not on our hit-list for Christmas, as it wasn’t something made by our mom or dad. I do recall the lady who lived a couple houses across from us had a part time job around the holiday season where she assisted in making pastelles by the hundreds and […]

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Enticing Garlic Pork At Christmas.

Enticing Garlic Pork At Christmas.

While it’s common in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago to see garlic pork served on Christmas morning and during the holiday season, that was not the case in our home. Pork dishes did make it to the table, but it was stewed, baked in the oven, grilled and even fried, but no garlic pork as […]

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The Simplicity And Splendor of Dasheen.

The Simplicity And Splendor of Dasheen.

There’s been a few times while in the produce section at the grocery store pondering over the limited ground provision section, when I’ve been questioned about some of the selections. People are very interested in learning more about the “strange” foods which now occupy space on the shelves… name, where it comes from, how do […]

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Sancoche, Memories Of A Bush Cook.

Sancoche, Memories Of A Bush Cook.

Sancoche, is one of those soups we make in the Caribbean which can be identified by various other names from island to island.  Basically is a thick soup with everything but the kitchen sink in it. Loaded with ground provisions (yam, dasheen, cassava, eddoes, sweet potato.. etc), split peas, flour dumplings, coconut milk and some […]

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The Ultimate Jerk Pork Recipe.

The Ultimate Jerk Pork Recipe.

Today we’ll induct yet another dish into the series “The Ultimate” (keyword search ‘ultimate’ in the search box – top right of this page for more recipes in the series). This time we’re doing one of those classic Jamaican dishes… Jerk Pork. The first time I made this dish was about 5 years ago when […]

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A Classic Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

A Classic Jamaican Jerk Marinade.

I just love the variety of exciting and scrumptious dishes you can find as you work your way up and down the islands that make up the Caribbean. To date I’ve not been to Jamaica, even though my friends who hails from there have  extended several invitations the past few years. Hopefully I can make […]

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Tantalizing Trini Geera Pork.

Tantalizing Trini Geera Pork.

I’d like to make it clear that tough I may use the term “Trini” from time to time, it’s no intention to leave out my country folks from Tobago. This recipe is uniquely Trinbagonian, as with many of the recipes I share on this blog. I’m no fan of geera (Cumin) and I’ve only tried […]

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