7.5 things to do when when you can’t bake

One of my things is baking. I love it! It is one of the first things I remember learning from my mum. I should say one of the first enjoyable things I learnt from my mother.  It is my litmus test for how I am feeling. Urggggh! So maybe all is not well in my…

When your food does you Schadenfreude or Egusi Soup got AN’s back.

Today Schadenfreude was re-packaged and returned to me. Schadenfreude-return-to-sender: adjective.  Is what occurs when one cooks a correct pot of Egusi soup (goat meat, dried fish, ati be be lo, and all the trimmings) then takes a picture of it, no, not to post on Instagram, but to tension your friend who is also an expatriate (lives…

Tempting Tuesday treat

Smoked trout chunks Avocado bite-sized pieces Cherry tomatoes, halved Combine in a bowl and… You are most welcome! 

Life

That word alone is enough to strike terror into your hearts.  What’s happened now? What’s going on, you wonder? I am about to strike more fear into your hearts… I had a Doctor’s appointment…       I am such a meanie. It’s ok, it was a routine appointment. Free health check but I had…

Art is the lie

Art is the lie sounds better than I tried out a new cake recipe and I failed.  You can be so good at something and even be able to do it with your eyes closed.  However, if you don’t practice, hone your skills, surround yourself with people who are like-minded and have an open learning…

Cakes on Tuesday

So… I want to know if anyone has tried their hand at making the cakes I have published. If not, why not. I also want to know if anyone has any recipes to share. They must be easy to make and Scrumplicious. If anyone has a recipe for a cake that takes more calories to…

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…

Easy breezy Temptation Tuesday

Introducing a salad from my kitchen to yours.  It is colourful, vibrant, tasty, more-ish and delectable. Only 3 ingredients:- Cooked beetroot, diced into bitesize pieces Grated Carrot Walnuts, halved Dressing: Olive oil, cumin, lemon juice, pinch of salt, smidgen of black pepper. Mix the ingredients in a salad bowl until well distributed. Add the dressing…