DRUNKEN BOSC PEAR #JUST IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN

One of fall’s favorite harvest treats is pears. And, I fetched a couple from the Bosc variety. I allowed same to ripen on top of my counter. As soon as they started to release all the warm and wonderful aromas of fall, I decided to place them in refrigerator for chilling. Also, this move is…

NATURE’S DAILY DOSE #BEET ROOT/GINGER ROOT/CARROT JUICE

Whenever I can, I try to incorporate wholesome ingredients and foods in my daily dietary plan. And, one way I like to do so is through the juicing of fresh fruits and vegetables. I can never get tired of combining beet root, ginger root and carrots. To give an extra punch I like to add…

PUMPKIN/CARROT LOAF WITH A HINT OF BRANDY

It was quite a treat to use up one of autumn’s favorite foods. I did so in the form of a pumpkin and carrot loaf. During the fall months, I like to have on hand a package or two of frozen pumpkins. These are handy for pancakes, waffles, cupcakes and soups. Today I decided to…

SHRIMP IN A CURRY/COCONUT SAUCE

Supper was a rather quick and easy affair. It’s so convenient when all the ingredients and culinary ‘players’ are at your finger tips. I allowed the stored coconut milk to jump-start my curry/coconut sauce. Milk was simmered on low heat for a few minutes with a sprinkle of curry powder. Sauce was then seasoned with…

THE DANCES OF THE TREES SENT ME COOKING #CHICKEN/PUMPKIN SOUP

Mother Nature has a way of reminding us that it’s time to make that switch. She does so by orchestrating the beautiful trees within our midst. As they sway and perform their dances, we know it’s that time of year; a time when the air is dry and a little crispy. For me, it’s the…

FRITTATA WITH A TWIST #RITZ CRACKERS

Breakfast was quite a protein-packed affair. I was in the mood for something super-filling and nutritious. All roads led me to my handy cast iron skillet. It has been sometime since I last used. With eggs sitting at room temperature, I had a perfect dish in my mind. Decided to make a frittata. I love…

I DIDN’T HAVE TO REAR MY CHICKENS #CURRIED CHICKEN

That’s it! I’m going start rearing my own chickens. I certainly wish I could. Sad to state it’s not conducive with my present living space. However, back then as a child when I resided on my island domain, Jamaica, possibilities were and are still endless.  I did (well, my entire family reared chickens). It’s funny…

A SWITCH TO THE OTHER WHITE MEAT #GINGER-BALSAMIC PORK/LEEKS

Supper was quite a succulent and delectable change. You see, once in a while, I get the craving for something other than poultry or seafood. And today,was one of those days. I went with the other white meat (well, that’s what they call pork). I fetched a sizable pork steak at the butcher and went…

PREPPING FOR A POWERHOUSE OF GOODNESS #CARROTS/BEETS/GINGER

I’ve been here repeatedly. I can never get tired of the benefits of nature’s bounties. They make my stomach and palate leap with joy and anticipation for an awaiting drink. Each time I indulge in a combination or separate drink of carrots, beets, ginger root and citrus, I feel like a new person within. Moreover,…

DECONSTRUCTING MY CHINESE TAKE-OUT #CHICKEN/BROCCOLI WRAP

I had some pent-up energy in reserve. You see, I had been kicking up some moves earlier on this morn. With all that pep and happy hormones flowing, I decided to take them over to my humble kitchen. Breakfast was on my mind. Had some take-out Szechuan chicken (which by the way was supposed to…

THE CEREAL WITH LEGS #CORNMEAL PORRIDGE WITH COCONUT MILK

It’s back to basics for yours truly. It’s so ironic how certain things can bring back nostalgic feelings and memories. You see, a few mornings ago, a gush of cool and refreshing air brought back childhood memories of the culinary type. I guess I wanted something warm and comforting for my stomach and palate. It…

BIG LOVE…PERFECT CULINARY FELLOWS! #ESCOVEITCH FISH/SPINACH

When it comes to my culinary needs, I’m pretty liberal. I allow my palate free-rein to explore. She knows what I desire and if I don’t concur initially, we often come to a compromise. Ultimately, our needs are satisfied in the long run. So, the week-end was one of those when we were on similar…