Brer Anansi the Spiderman

I love stories. I adore books. I still buy them even though I have a kindle. The satisfaction of turning a page, smelling and feeling the paper,  and being captivated with words. Nothing like it.  Time was that I would be reading a book and become so engrossed that I would be unaware of my…

A few words, as it is Wednesday

This! Gives me hope! I am not alone in the I/me struggle.  What muddles you up in the English Language? Punctuation?  Grammar? Spelling? How about pronunciation?  Beautifully idiosyncratic language. Not the only idiosyncratic language but considering most people are expected to speak it, it can be bewildering. Mind Your Language was a particularly good series…

A day out in Melbourne – the most lovable city in the world

Started off this morning doing a Shred Combat class at my new gym. That’s a whooooooole other story. Shred Combat is a mixture of boxing and martial arts and I la la la loved it! Came home for a shower and to have brekky. Got the train, into Melbourne CBD, to meet one of my…

Peter Piper Picked… Pepper Pickle

Pepper Pickle! Every West Indian home will have a jar, jars or bottles of Pepper pickle or Hot Sauce or suh’m on their dining tables. For sprinkling over food to make a hot meal experience soar into the sweating and reverse-hissing-to-get-your-tongue cool realm.  I know Jamaican, Trini, Bajan, Guyanese, Nevisian folk who always have a…

Want to make a delicious cake that is more-ish? Read on

This was my first. First cake I ate. First cake I saw my mother making. First cake that I made. I was 5 when I made this cake, on my own. Yes, it is that easy, breezy, lemon squeezy.   Ingredients to make a 21cm diameter, round cake 125g butter ½ cup sugar (preferably caster…