Category Archives: Culinary Experiences

Recipe: Spiced Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Last week, Megan brought home some little cooking magazines that the local library was giving away. We promptly sat down to go through them and pick out some recipes to try. This is the first one we tried – a … Continue reading

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Cooking Guidelines: Herb coated Roast Chicken

For tonight’s dinner, I followed a recipe from 50 Shades of Chicken by F.L. Fowler. I have tried several recipes from this book and they have all turned out amazingly delicious. However, due to copyright, I’m not posting the exact recipe. I … Continue reading

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Mistakes in the kitchen and valuable lessons learned

Today, Megan and I were reminded of a very important kitchen concept: Make sure that things are properly labelled. Yup. We had a flour mix-up today. We were positive we had grabbed the whole wheat flour to put in our … Continue reading

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Recipe: Chicken and Mushrooms in a White Wine Thyme Sauce

A great tasting chicken recipe that features mushrooms with the great flavours of thyme and white wine. Continue reading

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Recipe: Pork and Sweet Potato Stew

Memo to me: Remember to take pictures of dishes you make. People like to see pictures of food. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s on to the recipe. This one came about because I found some … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce inspired by Heston Blumenthal’s recipe

A few years ago, I watched a television show hosted by Chef Heston Blumenthal called In Search of Perfection. I ended up buying both of the cookbooks and being awed by the recipes in these books. They are so detailed … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pâté chinois, with a Bajan Twist

My family background is French Canadian, so growing up, my mom made Pâté chinois (the Quebecois variation of Shepherd’s Pie), quite often. It is such a comforting meal for me: ground beef, corn, and mashed potatoes all layered together and … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fish Cakes Attempt #2

Tonight I had a craving for fish cakes. And while the first ones I made tasted really good, they weren’t fluffy and soft like the ones you get in restaurants here. So I decided to try another recipe. This time … Continue reading

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Recipe: Breadfruit Pie with Tuna

A couple of weeks ago, I got talking to Mrs. Jones (Wanda’s lovely 87 year old grandma). Mrs. Jones has lived in Brooklyn, NY for many years and only returned to Barbados about 10 years ago. She has such a … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bajan Banana Bread (with added coconut)

Last week I had some quickly ripening bananas. And rather than throwing them out, I tossed them in the freezer and decided to make banana bread out of them. I ended up using the recipe from The Barbados Cookbook. This bread … Continue reading

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