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  • Revenge of the humans... Easy Shark and Bake recipe

    13 August 2010 ( #easy recipes )

    HELLO everyone!! I'm a HUGE fan of Shark Week on TDC and as I looked at all those brave survivors of shark attacks, I decided to exact "revenge'"* in my own small way. I live in the Caribbean and a very popular dish is shark and bake (or bake and shark,...

  • Bay WHAT??? Super quick and easy beignets recipe

    16 August 2010 ( #easy sweets )

    Okay, I had a busy weekend:) I was at my sister's house on Saturday and I decided to whip up a batch of beignets for everyone to enjoy. Needless to say my daughter and niece couldn't stop eating them. (Neither could I) Beignets are like the forefathers...

  • Easy Refreshing Lime Mousse

    16 August 2010 ( #desserts )

    Here in Trinidad the weather is HOT!! It is great beach weather but the sudden thunderstorms with flash flooding have dampened my enthusiasm some for beach trips. Anyway...limes are in season(again) and a cool and refreshing lime mousse usually hits the...

  • Spicy Shrimp Spread

    19 August 2010 ( #easy recipes )

    Okay, so you have guests coming over. Did you invite them? Maybe, maybe not. At least that's how it goes at my house. Anyway, you want a quick delicious snack that is not orange or comes out of a can. A very simple quick snack is Spicy Shrimp Paste. Looks...

  • So Easy A Child Could do It! Simple Bread Recipe

    19 August 2010 ( #kid friendly recipes )

    I've heard people say that bread is the food of life. Wait, I got that wrong. It's actually "I am the bread of life". You Catholics out there know what I'm talking about. But I digress. Here is a bread recipe SO unbelievably EASY a child could do it....

  • Oxtail in Red Wine

    22 August 2010 ( #easy recipes )

    Oxtail is a bony, gelatinous meat, and is usually slow-cooked, often stewed or braised to release its exquisitely rich flavour. Doesn't sound so delicious, right? When cooked properly, it is meltingly tender and flavorful. It is also perfect for soups...

  • Aunty Cynthia's Best Ever Easy Sponge Cake

    26 August 2010 ( #Cakes )

    We all have one- a favorite person in our family who makes the best ever ... Feel free to fill in the blank. For me, one of those people is my husband's godmother. She truly has a gift for cooking mouth-watering, finger-licking food. My ten year old daughter...

  • Easy French-Fried Oysters

    27 August 2010 ( #easy recipes )

    Okay, I know a lot of you will be recoiling in horror at the thought of...gasp...french fried oysters as opposed to fresh oysters on the half shell. Somehow, I missed that boat. I really dislike the slimy texture of uncooked oysters. Yuck. However, I...

  • Easy Oven Baked Chicken Drumsticks

    29 August 2010 ( #chicken )

    I love Sundays. It is normally a lazy day for me if I'm at home. I still have to feed my two bottomless pits (hubby and daughter) though so one of my go-to quick and easy recipes is oven baked chicken drumsticks. The chicken legs marinate in a spicy paste....

  • Easy Moussaka Love

    01 September 2010 ( #easy recipes )

    I love making and eating moussaka. I can't remember when I first tasted this dish but it was love at first bite and moussaka has remained a staunch go-to recipe of mine when I feel like going the extra culinary mile. One word of caution: the prep for...

  • Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

    01 September 2010 ( #kid friendly recipes )

    My Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe September is here!!! I love September because it's my birthday month(yay) and because Halloween and Christmas are right around the corner. I am pretty busy from now til December making these easy sugar cookies for folks who...

  • My Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie

    03 September 2010 ( #cookies )

    Chocolate chips. Dark chocolate chunks. Roasted pecans. What's not to love about this cookie? I know my last post was a cookie recipe as well but I've been on a cookie-ing spree this week. School reopens next Monday so I am making a bunch of different...

  • Pablo's Easy Roasted Garlic Sauce

    06 September 2010 ( #random )

    Last Friday, Mr SugarRush's cousin Pablo came over to hang for a while. I was busy posting my chocolate chip cookie recipe and he very generously offered me his top-secret roasted garlic sauce recipe to share...thanks Pablo:) This garlic sauce is good...

  • Easy Spicy Indian Chicken Tenders

    07 September 2010 ( #chicken )

    Ah yes. The song says it all..first day of school with all the hustling it requires. It's actually depressing to deal with so much traffic after a long, lazy vacation. It makes me feel a little sad- the end of one stage of my daughter's life and the beginning...

  • Breadfruit Oil Down

    12 September 2010 ( #one pot meals )

    If you aren't familiar with the remarkable breadfruit you're probably wondering what it is- The breadfruit was introduced to the Caribbean by Captain Bligh in the 1700's. There are three varieties of breadfruit- the yellow, the white, and the prickly...

  • Refreshing Fresh Lime Juice

    13 September 2010 ( #random )

    Lime juice- there's nothing more refreshing on a hot day than a tall glass of icy cold fresh lime juice. Right now, I'm lucky enough to have lots of limes (courtesy Pablo ) so I'm making lime juice almost every day. Lime juice can be a pain to make (at...

  • My Incredible Egg Special Sandwich

    14 September 2010 ( #Breakfast )

    WE've all heard it- breakfast is the most important meal of the day. With all the rushing around in the morning, I needed something quick, easy and portable for busy school mornings (besides cereal). I think every family has their own version of this-...

  • "A Man's Satisfaction is More Important Than a Woman's"

    16 September 2010 ( #random )

    Or WOMEN RULE! I was purging my email inbox tonight when I found an article that a dear friend sent me a while back. I'm certain that I read it when she sent it but somehow I forgot about it until tonight when I re-read it and KaBLAM!! It hit me over...

  • Eggplant (Melongene) Choka

    18 September 2010 ( #Indo-Caribbean )

    Eggplant. Aubergine. Melongene. Baigan. Whatever you call it, this is one versatile vegetable beloved by cultures all around the world. A few interesting facts about the eggplant: Eggplant is a member of the Nightshade family of plants. It's a close relative...

  • Cardamom-Cinammon Pumpkin Cupcakes- Sunday Sweets

    20 September 2010 ( #Cakes )

    I was thinking this morning about transformation and cooking. Such a humble, commonplace term for such a magical process! Okay, maybe not so much magick as much as alchemy- the changing of base materials into gold. I am fascinated by the way that many...

  • Quick Pumpkin Soup With Roasted Garlic

    24 September 2010 ( #Soups )

    Today is the 24th September- a public holiday in my beautiful island, as Trinidad officially became a republic in 1976. As a young nation we have many bridges yet to cross but with the fire and passion of our citizens I am confident we will succeed! Happy...

  • Spicy Green Plantain Crisps

    26 September 2010 ( #Caribbean )

    Green plantain is a very underrated fruit, in my opinion. We often tend to only use sweet overripe plantains which are delicious when fried or in sancoche. Green plantains are starchier and not sweet at all. They are perfect for crispy plantain chips,...

  • Coconut Jelly- A Sunday Sweet

    26 September 2010 ( #desserts )

    Traditionally, Sunday lunch in my country is a big deal. With today's hectic schedule it is sometimes the only time when the entire family has a meal together and the atmosphere is relaxed, the adults enjoy a couple drinks before a late lunch. Today I've...

  • Curried Crab and Dumplings- Beat the Monday Blues

    27 September 2010 ( #Indo-Caribbean )

    As a working wife and mother, Monday is the hardest day of the week for me. The easy relaxation of the weekend is over, not to be seen again for another five days- *Sigh*. Monday means cooking breakfast faster than a speeding bullet, throwing things into...

  • Easy Crabmeat and Fish Pie

    30 September 2010 ( #Seafood-Shellfish )

    Have you ever seen a recipe that looked so mouthwatering, so delicious that you can taste the food while reading the recipe? That happens quite often to me since reading a cookbook combines three things that I am passionate about- reading, cooking, and...

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