Dec. 24, 2010 10:44 am
Updated: Dec. 26, 2010 3:56 pm
Pastelles are a traditional food for a Trini Christmas. Somewhat like the Mexican tamales, they are made from a beef or chicken filling folded into a cornmeal-based dough, wrapped in banana leaves (or foil), then tied and steamed. If you do them entirely
from "scratch", the…
Cutting the banana leaves.
Taking off the waxy coating of the leaves.
Wiping down the leaves.
Dec. 23, 2010 6:28 am
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 3:09 pm
I normally make the same types of cookies for the holidays, but this year it will be abbreviated. My gingerbread men taste wonderful but it seems not too many others like them, so they're off the list this time. I have a request for my Heavenly Hash and
I love Oriental Crunch, a family…
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Dec. 20, 2010 6:04 am
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 3:13 pm
In Trinidad there is an abundance of foods from many cultures, in addition to the local Creole dishes. But why not Mexican? I can get the standard mass-market tasteless flour tortillas, salsa, etc. But nowhere is there REAL food like the amazing chimichangas,
chorizo, enchiladas, etc. from my…
Dec. 20, 2010 5:56 am
Updated: Jan. 23, 2011 3:16 pm
Finally bought a little freezer to give my fridge a break. Now I can keep the space-hogging breads, meats, nuts in there and use my fridge freezer for often-used, partially-used things. It takes so much less power than I thought it would and is almost silent.
Why didn't I do this long ago??
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