Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Green Seasoning

You may notice in many of my recipes I list "green seasoning" as an ingredient. Green seasoning is simply a puree or chunky blend of fresh herbs, onions, garlic, and hot pepper. It is blended with oil or water and can be stored for a little over a week. This seasoning is the foundation of many classic West Indian dishes. It is used to season meats, fish, rice, and vegetables. Without it, our food just doesn't taste the same; it's like something is missing.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Shepherd's Pie

This year is off to a hectic start for our family. If you've been following me on Instagram, you may know that I've recently moved. We've relocated at least eight times in the last ten years, but this has been the most challenging move yet. Managing two kids while unpacking boxes is quite the feat. So it's no surprise that I've gotten little done around the house, and even less accomplished in the kitchen. I've been making quick one pot dishes and lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Rum Soaked Pound Cake

As 2016 comes to a close, I'd like to take a moment to thank you for your support and wish you all a very happy New Year. Although I have taken a long break this past year and a half, I am overwhelmed by the steady support I've received from my loyal blog followers and new followers. What I've learned in the last seven years as a blogger is that numbers are very important; number of followers, pageviews,  Facebook likes, even number of comments. Bloggers can get obsessed with these metrics and forget the goal of a blog- to connect with their readers. So while these numbers are critical to growing a target audience, I have to say that nothing can eclipse having a genuine connection with the people who support my work and efforts. Please know that I truly appreciate those of you who take time to send me emails and messages. I also want to express my gratitude to anyone who has made my recipes, but may not necessarily leave a comment- thank you for allowing me into your kitchen. I have found a good groove again with blogging and I am incredibly excited to show you all that I have been working on for the new site launch. I think you'll really enjoy the changes I have in store.