Bora: An Ode to the Long Green Bean

Growing bora has been one of the many highlights of this summer’s gardening adventure. It’s deeply satisfying to grow something so definitively Guyanese hundreds of miles away from home and to prepare a meal with it that your family can’t get enough of. This is bliss. In this post I give you three ways to…

Backyard to Table

Today I am sharing with you, one of my favorite ways to prepare and eat eggplant – one of the most popular veggies to grow during the summer here on the east coast. It is also one of the most well liked dishes in our home – because, really, who can resist a dish that…

Conjuring Guyana, Embracing the World

My mom, grandma, and aunts were all wonderful chefs. I grew up in Guyana, South America where daily cooking was the norm and eating out was a rare family outing. My mom baked bread and other treats every Sunday and made legendary roti, bakes, and plantain chips. All of this was done with tools that…

Succulent, Flavorful Meat and Seafood. Delicious Veggie Dishes.

Spontaneity is a core value in my kitchen. Let’s talk about one of my most indispensable tricks that make spontaneity and delicious results possible EVERY TIME! FRESH HERBS: Save time, save money. Flavor guaranteed. In my mom’s kitchen the idea of seasoning meat and fish with only salt and pepper was sacrilege. It was absolutely…