I am a born and bred island girl hailing from the small and tranquil island of Grand Cayman, part of the Cayman Islands. I come from over 200 years of island cooks - well renown for our culinary skills and have been in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother since I can remember!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - it is the first "cooking" thing that I ever did and it kinda stuck with me. I can hold my own in all other areas though. My husband is from the Southern United States and I can fry it up like the best of them! But nothing is quite like doing a big Cayman-style "cook-up".
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favourite family cooking tradition is Pineapple Upside Down Cake! My grandmother taught me to make it, and it is a family favourite! No family gathering is right without it and it gets requested for EVERY family function!
My cooking triumphs
I have two:
1.) I'm allergic to seafood, but am not so sensitive to it that I cannot cook it. When I was able to cook some Cayman style fish perfectly - that was definitely a triumph!
2.) Making fondant from scratch! I do cake orders occasionally and one requested fondant...it was out of stock in the store and so I found a recipe and made it...it came out great and I have been making my own ever since!