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Finished Lasagne Noodles

Stuffed Lasagne Noodles

I am trying to add vegetarian options to our weeknight dinners. I decided to look up an old tried and true recipe that was a regular with us years ago when the kids were quite little. I hadn’t made this dish in some time. The recipe is called Italian Veggie Rolls and is found on…

Nutty Sourdough Bread: By Diana Son

Baking sourdough bread is a 2-day process from the time you feed your starter to when you pull a loaf of beautiful bread out of your oven. I learned how to bake by following other bakers, professional and home cooks, over social media. It took me many years of trying this and that to come…

Double Take: Chocolate Chip, Coconut, Pecan Cookies

When Kiyomi was in kindergarten, I was chatting in the hallway with a parent about my absolute love for and obsession with chocolate. He casually mentioned that he was a “chocolatier” and promised to bring me a few copies of a magazine that he edited – Chocolatier: A Taste of the Good Life. Ah Michael…

Cauliflower: For all the Vegetarians I’ve Loved Before…

Cauliflower is one of those humble vegetables that is easily overlooked. I urge you not to. Especially for my Guyanese and Caribbean friends who did not grow up eating this vegetable – try these recipes and you will be sold. I promise. Cauliflower is very sensitive to temperature and prefers cool (not cold) climates. It…

Cheese Scones: Versatile, Savory, Yum!

SAVORY SCONES IN THE “LAB” I have so much fun experimenting with cheese scones…. AND I’M NOT DONE YET! Before I came to America, I thought the word “scone” was synonymous with cheese scones. The only type of scones my mom baked were cheese scones. I did not even think you had to specify “cheese”….

Shindy’s Chicken Curry

There is a lively debate about who in the caribbean says “chicken curry” vs who says “curry chicken.” Having lived in the US for more than half my life, my memory is a bit blurred regarding which one I grew up saying, so I called my Auntie Faye. “Chicken curry”, she said. Curry dishes are…

“Never a Dull Rice!”

CONFESSION: I am not great at making salads. I usually put so much time into preparing my main course that when I think of the washing and chopping that a salad entails I just feel exhausted. I love eating salads but not making them. To compensate for my salad deficiencies at the dinner table I…

Sorrel – The Festive Guyanese Christmas Beverage

About 10 years ago I hosted a “ladies only” potluck dinner party. At the party I served sorrel – a drink which is a favorite in my family but most often made during the Christmas Season. I wanted to share a uniquely cultural non alcoholic beverage with my friends. The drink was SUCH A HIT…

Banana Bread

One of the best, most delicious transformations of produce from “eww put it in the compost bin” to “Mmmm” has GOT to be turning overripe, blackening bananas into banana bread. They say “when life gives you lemons…” but I like lemons… However, when life gives me rotten bananas… Mmmm Banana Bread! This recipe has been…

Orange Scone with Pineapple Preserves

Orange Scones with Homemade Pineapple Preserves

My maternal grandmother, Dorothy Scotland (Granny), is the inspiration for this recipe. Granny always said “Waste not, want not.” This saying plays in my mind every time I am called on to throw some produce or food out of my fridge. This saying also inspired me to start composting. I was looking sideways with a…

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