Sunday, 22 June 2014

Eating Like A Local

Recently I met up with a couple of foreigners who I unfortunately did not get to spend a lot of time with. However, the time we did spend, we spoke about food, obviously. At first it was difficult to think of Trinidad's food, what we eat and what's uniquely ours. Trinidad comprises so many different types of people and so many different types of cuisine that it was difficult to think of something that represents us all. After naming one thing, I could think of another and then the list just began to flow.
It's no secret we love to eat in Trinidad and that's exactly the reason why we're so inventive and every thing that leaves our kitchen is always full of flavour. I decided to write this partly to remind myself, so the next time someone ask what they should eat when they visit Trinidad, maybe I'll be able to recommend. Not all of it is completely unique to Trinidad but if you want to eat like a local, it's a good start!


Black Pudding

Coconut Bake and Saltfish Buljol/Smoked Herring

Doubles | Aloo Pie | Baiganee | Saheena | Pholourie

Pepper Roti

Bake & Plantain



Curried Chicken/Beef/Goat/Duck/ Shrimp Roti | Channa and Aloo | Pumpkin | Curried Mango | Anchar | Mother-in-law | Pepper Sauce

*Curried Cascadura

Sunday Lunch: Stewed Beans | Stewed Chicken | Provisions | Macaroni Pie

Corn Soup

Geera Chicken/Pork

Chicken/Pig Foot Souse

Vegetable Curries or Chokas | Bodi | Cabbage/Cauliflower | Ochro | Caraille | Baigan | Tomato

Oil Down


Oxtail/Cow Heel Soup

Fish Broth

Crab & Dumpling

Shark & Bake


BBQ Pigtail*


*Local Ice Creams | Coconut, Rum & Raisin



Sweet Bread

Sugar Cake | Benne Ball | Toolum | Tamarind Ball

Mango/Plum/Pine Chow

Oysters Cocktail


Local Fruit | Pommecythere, Chennette



Peanut/Beetroot/Channa Punch*

Coconut Water*

Carib | Stag | Shandy

Seasonal (October-January)

Divali Feast* with Sweets

Black/Fruit Cake


Sorrel Drink

Garlic Pork

Sunday, 15 June 2014

My UK & Europe Trip!

After a month, I'm back here, writing, again. It has been a while, but I have no regrets. I haven't had time to write, but I've been living, and that's been fun. This is sort of like a travel post... maybe?
Two weeks ago I returned from a short trip that I decided to take not long before the actual trip. I mentioned my traveling interests before so I decided to take the leap and jump on a plane... all by myself! I booked my flight and tour before doing much research; I would have done a lot of things differently if I had the knowledge, but it was still a blast!
I learned quite a few things while reading including the fact that constant research and keeping an eye out is the best way to find the best deals, unless money isn't an issue for you. A lot of people want to travel, not just the wealthy, and it is possible for all of us to do so. Many travel blogs offer great tips for traveling on a budget.
This trip was a short one which gave me more of an overview of some countries and their cities so that I could make a decision where I'd like to return to... first! I say first because I would like to return to every single city I visited as well as visit many others. It was a great experience for me, and after doing it I was convinced it was something I needed to make a priority. There's so much to see and experience out there, and I want to!

Afternoon Tea at my hotel.

The Atomium in Brussels. 

Tiroler Landestheater

Swarovski Kristallwelten

Giant Cuckoo Clock in Germany

Gelato in Sirmione

Lake Garda

At Rivoire in Florence

Making a wish in the Trevi Fountain

Flower  Clock in Geneva

You know where this is...

The view from the top of Le Tour Eiffel

UN Geneva

Following my little vacation, my sister's wedding was the very next weekend. We headed over to Tobago to celebrate and it was such a blast there too! The wedding was absolutely brilliant, including the food that was served by the hotel, Magdelena Grand. The wedding food was a lot better than their regular lunches and dinner however. Those were a little disappointing but breakfast was quite lovely!

Hi, from Paris!