Valentine’s Day

Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake

Jamaican Sorrel Fruit Cake (Zobo Cake)

Sorrel (Zobo) fruit cake is loved in the Caribbean and is specially made during Christmas. The calyx of the sorrel (zobo) flower is pureed and used for this cake. The Jamaican sorrel fruit cake is similar to the Jamaican Black cake or Christmas fruit cake. It is a delicious, dense […]

Crispy, sticky mongolian beef stir fry

Mongolian Beef Stir fry

Mongolian beef Stir fry is a Taiwanese dish, popular in Chinese-American restaurants. It really has nothing to do with Mongolia, but it will most definitely assuage one’s cravings for Chinese food. It is crispy pieces of beef glistening with a sticky sweet and salty velvety sauce with a side of […]

indulgent and healthy chicken salad with candied carrot coins

Chicken Salad with candied carrot coins

Chicken salad with candied carrot coins, those candied carrot coins make it extra special. Chicken salad is basically any salad with chicken as its main ingredient. There is no right or wrong way to make it or right or wrong ingredient. It is really a combination of things that floats your […]

Easy and tasty spaghetti and meatballs in tomato sauce

Spaghetti and Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti and meatballs in Tomato Sauce is an Italian-American creation. A simple combination that was always meant to be. The meatballs are juicy, tender, light, well seasoned and won’t fall apart. Meatballs can be eaten in a variety of ways, in a sauce, on a hotdog bun, on pizza, on […]

simple,exquisite homemade pizza

How to make Easy homemade Pizza

Pizza is that Italian classic that has as many variations as your imagination can think of. From the pizza dough (the crust) to the sauce or lack of sauce to the cheese and toppings, there are many, many different ways each can be made. One thing you should know is […]

Rich, flavourful and sensuous vegetable coconut rice

Vegetable Coconut Rice

Vegetable coconut rice…I had just made some Pina Colada for myself and had quite a sizeable amount of coconut milk remaining. What to do with it, store it in the freezer long enough to assuage my conscience that I am not wasteful then throw it out or do something productive with […]

moist, tender, buttermilk red velvet cake

Red Velvet cake

Luscious ruby red velvet cake is very moist, tender and fluffy. It’s not too sweet rather more like chocolaty sweet with a mild tang from the buttermilk. Buttermilk is easy to make on your own see here. 

Colourful and delightful Valentine sugar cookies

Valentine sugar cookies

In celebration of Valentine’s Day these sugar Cookies are inspiring, use heart-shaped cookie cutters.  Why wait till Valentine’s Day to enjoy them? Change the colour and shape of both cookies and filling to suit your whim and theme. St. Patrick day, you go green etc. Have fun with it!

sugar cookies for Valentine's day

Valentine’s day

There are many stories woven around Valentine’s day. Nobody can say for sure what transpired that February 14th ages ago, but one thing we are sure of is, it is a day to give and receive love. There are the romantic dinners, exchange of gifts for friends and family, parties, picnics, etc.  […]