HOLIDAY BERRIES #CRANBERRIES

It’s that time of the year when the market is loaded with cranberries. Their presence remind us that the holiday season is here. And because it’s the peak season for these,  the prices are relatively inexpensive. Prices vary; however, a pound of these can put you back $2.00 in certain markets. These red and tart…

FRESH COCONUT MILK #NATURE’S MILK

I wish I could state that I scampered up an elegant and tall tree for my milk. But I didn’t. I left the task to those expert pickers and climbers. Extracting the beautiful white flesh from the husk brought me back to my childhood days. There was always an agile youngster in the neighborhood who…

FRESH MILK FROM NATURE ##FRESH COCONUT MILK

We all have (well, many of us) super busy lives. And, as a result, when it comes to our dietary needs, it makes it very challenging to sometime go the wholesome and healthy routes. It is quite easy and convenient to visit our respective neighborhood store and buy the ready-made food products on hand. And,…

TIPS TO EMPLOY WHILE PREPARING AND COOKING MEALS ON THE OUTSKIRTS

There’s no denying. Summer is here with full throttle. With temperatures and humidity digits on the rise, we try to seek out  ways to cool down and relax. And, one of the ways that bring us ease and comfort during these sizzling months is to gather with loved ones at barbeques, picnics, and cookouts. After…

RECIPE FOR SWEET POTATO PATTIES

The ingredients for sweet potato patties are: Sweet potatoes (2 med) Bread crumbs (2 table spoon) Salt (a pinch) Cinnamon (1/4 teaspoon) Honey (1 teaspoon or sprinkle of sugar) (optional) Whole wheat flour (3 table spoon)  Canola oil to cover the bottom of skillet Method: Scrub potatoes with brush, dry and then use a fork…

TIPS FOR FOOD PREPARATIONS/SUPPLIES FOR THE HURRICANE SEASON

As we enter the peak of the hurricane season and continue to watch Tropical storm Erika, I’ve decided to reblog a previous post I did on the onset of the season. I think it’s relevant then and moreso now.Be prepared. “The merry month of May made its rapid exit, and in comes the month of…

HOW TO PREVENT CROSS-CONTAMINATION/FOODBORNE ILLNESSES

Though it is springtime, in many locales, the temperatures on the outskirts are screaming summer. And, although we love the carefree days of summer, we also have the pitfalls of the season to deal with. Unfortunately, it’s during the warm months that foodborne illnesses are heightened and widespread. Based on statistics from health organizations, millions…

HOW TO GAIN MORE SHELF-LIFE FROM YOUR RIPE BANANAS

We all watch it happens gradually before our eyes. We bring them home and place them on our counters, hoping to indulge in their sweet and potassium goodness whenever we desire. But,  slowly they become a science project. It’s the metamorphosis of our firm, yellow ripe bananas. By the way, the over-ripened ones are excellent…