Growing up I did not eat beef or pork, in fact I did not start eating beef or pork until I was well into my 20’s! It was against our religion, and it still is! My parents and my younger brother still do not eat either. What I ate back then I hated with a vengeance! My grandparents grew their own rice in a lagoon, and harvested it once a year.  It was kept in the huge wooden box beneath… Read more »

I can finally smell again! Just in time for March Madness. Thats all that is going to be on at the gym. As soon as you walk in the door the guys will start in on whose winning and whose bracket is being knocked out. And yes of course I am in on the betting. Though I do not watch the games, I love checking my bracket at night to see who is beating me. As you have read I… Read more »

So nothing new here other than we got another 8-14 inches of snow again today. I am so ready for winter to be gone. And no it is not beautiful, like a lot of people seem to think. It is chaos to drive in, back breaking trying to shovel yourself out before work, sand and salt everywhere that makes the snow look a dirty brown color. I just want some sunshine so I can complain about how hot it is,… Read more »

While everyone is celebrating Valentines Day, I am over here missing Ash Wednesday in Trinidad. This is usually the day after Carnival Monday and Tuesday and everyone back home heads to the beach or to the river to make ‘a cook’. A ‘cook’ in Trini term means you are going to cook your meal, usually some kind of curry or broth (soup) at the beach. And its normally cooked over a thrown together fireside. With wood and bricks/huge rocks. Nothing… Read more »

Did you survive your Thanksgiving Holiday? Did you venture out into the Black Friday abyss of chaos? I managed to survive two Thanksgiving holidays this year. The first being mine and the second with the Kubes family. I am going to show you my two turkeys that I did this year. I am really hoping to actually share this recipe sometime in the future. But there is only so much turkey I can eat! Especially since I don’t even like… Read more »