Pastechi

Pastechi

Aruba has a few snacks on the island specific to the region with a Dutch influence such as croquettes and bitterballen.   However, our favourite snack is the pastechi.   It is the Aruban way to start your day. To me, the pastechi is similar to a British pasty.   A pasty is a dough filled treat that …

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White Sangria

White Sangria

There’s nothing like a refreshing glass of sangria or Pimms on a warm afternoon, but I thought I would try a white sangria for a change. In all honesty, I had a bottle of white wine sitting about that was not the best tasting.  Luckily for me I normally have some white in the cupboards. …

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Barbados Rum Punch

Barbados Rum Punch

The Barbados rum punch has a great recipe poem that is easy to remember.  I call it a nursery rhyme for adults! One of sour, two of sweet Three of strong and four of weak A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice Serve well chilled with plenty of ice Nutmeg is usually sprinkled …

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Ackees

Ackees

I had always wondered about this little green balls of fruit that are normally sold at the side of roads, usually at the roundabout.  At the roundabout exit, there are often men waving bunches of these green fruits for sale.  Not the best of places to sell goods, but then again the same can be …

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Tamarind Coleslaw

Tamarind Coleslaw

I was delighted to have one of my recipes featured by the Caribbean Journal and also by the Hyatt hotel in Trinidad.   The recipe came about after my stay in Trinidad. I made a coleslaw recipe that was influenced by the wonderful Angelique who looked after me last year when I was staying at the …

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Cheapside Vegetable & Fruit Market

Cheapside Vegetable & Fruit Market

My days of a heavy Friday night celebrating the end of the week are nearly over since moving to Barbados, although I still give it a try occasionally just to appease the inner lush.  I just stick to the one bottle of wine.  Okay, I try my best to keep to the one bottle.  This …

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Barbados Rum Punch

Barbados Rum Punch

Rum is to the Caribbean what real ale is to the UK.  There are many varieties and every island will argue that their own produced rum is the best.     It’s very much part of life here and when we first moved to Barbados I was amazed at the low price of good quality rum.  What …

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Coconut Water

Coconut Water

As a healthy food blogger I am more than aware of the benefits of coconut water and back in the UK would pay a pretty penny for something in a carton or horror of horrors a can calling itself coconut water with no doubt a few additives to keep it “fresh”.   One of the great …

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