KiWango Martini

Decided to recreate this delicious rum laced martini and it certainly packs a punch.  Two fresh and tasty fruits come together in the most wonderful way.  Fresh and vibrant in colour and a tangy rich taste to tempt the taste buds!  Refreshing on a sunny day on the deck relaxing ~   This martini is…

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt

I love the season of fruits and vegetables and it doesn’t take a scientist or gourmet cook to create and enjoy simple, easy dishes.  I love to mix blueberries, raspberries and peaches together for a sweet taste. Breakfast, snack, lunch or supper, fruit can save the day.  With yogurt, chia seeds, granola, whatever strikes your…

I think I’m officially an ‘Easy Breezy, Beautiful’ Cover Girl…

               It’s been such a pleasure working on the Jamaican Eats magazine with Grace Cameron. She is a true professional and works diligently at putting out one of the best Caribbean magazines on the market.  Grace is a ‘hands-on’ editor, involving her readers from beginning to final print.  She…

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with Mushrooms

This has become one of my favourite go-to comfort foods on a dreary day.  Of course, it’s also elegant enough to serve when dining with guests.  Pair with a lovely dry red wine. The beauty of these short ribs is the slow cooking process adding to the fall-off-the-bone tenderness.  This dish can be cooked in…

Tomato & Sweet Pepper Poached Haddock Rolls

Poaching is a wonderful method for cooking flaky fish fillets.  The fish whether rolled or not, turns out moist and tender every time.  Baking, broiling or frying tends to dry out these luscious tender fillets.  I prefer to roll them, stuff with honey ham slices, asparagus spears and blue cheese. Ingredients 1 medium sized can tomato sauce…

Pan Seared Scallops with Stout Beer

Scallops from the sea are a wonderful appetizer or a main, along with another catch of the sea.  Seared to a golden brown perfection, the scallops are succulent and mouth watering.  Searing in a stout beer & garlic give these scallops a great flavour to please most any palate. Ingredients 10 – 15 scallops 2 – 3 tablespoons…

Zucchini Fritters

These fritters are a delicious way to enjoy zucchini.  Easy to prepare and you can add extra ingredients to spice them up to your liking.  Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner, served avocado slices, tomatoes or a side salad.  Fritters can be frozen and used at a later date. Ingredients 1 medium to large zucchini,…

Spicy Shrimp & Tomato Corn Chowder

This is a delicious Cajun style shrimp chowder with warm spices, making this dish a real crowd pleaser.  The East Coast is known for an array of wonderful tasting chowders.  If fresh seafood is in season – great, but I almost always use frozen shrimp.  An easy, quick, week night meal that can be ready in less than 1 hour.  …

Lemon, Oil & Thyme Infused Whole Cauliflower

Roasting a whole cauliflower is a great way to serve up a vegetable that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.  There are a variety of recipes for roasting whole cauliflower and I have always leaned towards cooking it whole in the oven with tomatoes and herbs. I wanted to try something a bit different and I…

Pesto & Panko Crusted Rack of Lamb

A french style rack of Australian lamb is a delicious cut of meat and a bargain when on sale.  My favorite way to prepare this lamb is with a pesto/Panko ( bread crumb ) dressing  covering the top of the rack.  Cooking at a high heat and not overcooked, the lamb will be crispy on…

Wild Rice, Quinoa & Six Bean Veggie Burger

I’ve been wanting to give the veggie burger a try, so I checked my cupboards to see what I had.  A can of six bean medley mix and a package of Wild rice and Quinoa stuffing mix.  So I decided to create.  I think this is a nice option to a regular ground beef hamburger…