Growing up in Trinidad, my grandmother had at any given time about 14 mouths to feed. I am not kidding you! She had 11 boys and girls, plus my sister, brother and myself and any of her children that was already married and would pop in to eat from time to time. She would come up with the weirdest food to eat. Actually we grew our own rice. What you call wild rice here, my grandparents grew back home and… Read more »

Last weekend I took a trip out of town with the family to the North Shore. It was cold! I don’t know how people live there year round if in the Summer its cold, imagine what their winter is like. Granted it was in the 60’s and Sunny, but still that is just too cold for summer. How on earth do you get a natural tan? It is a beautiful little town though. We got to hit about 5 breweries…. Read more »

As Memorial weekend approaches we are busy trying to get our Grilling menu together for the holiday weekend and hope that it does not rain, like it has been here in MN for the last few days. Now who does not love a good rice dish? A rice dish is so important for dinners or hosting an event. Have you even been to an authentic Mexican restaurant and had their Mexican Rice? The flavor is so simple and delicious with… Read more »

Ah Friday, my good Pal and long time friend, How I love you! I am utterly excited you are finally here and this recipe today is to celebrate your long awaited arrival. I have an abundance of eggplants growing in my garden this summer, together with a thousand tomatoes all ripening at the same time! I love eggplants. I usually plant a dozen or so trees in my garden because I can roast them all and freeze it for winter…. Read more »

If you follow my blog and my recipes, then you know there are very little desserts on here. I am simply not a sweet tooth person. But I do have a weak spot for carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting…so delicious. Or better yet red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting! Oh my goodness… I have very little skills when it comes to baking, I am not gonna lie, I hate measuring! Measuring and I are no friends. Average… Read more »