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AGROFEST and our youth

In our last article looking at the impact of AGROFEST on our community, the spotlight was on farming and agriculture and what indeed can be produced if a bit more attention is paid to these sectors. This week our focus is on the influence this most amazing festival has on our youth. A visit to […]

An honour indeed!

At the presentation of the insignia of the 2016 National Honours and Awards, I was happy to be the recipient of the Barbados Service Medal for outstanding service to the youth of Barbados in the culinary arena. This is, of course, for my work with the children of the Junior Duelling Challenge and the Caribbean Junior Culinary Conference. The awards were presented at […]

What’s healthy to you?

What’s healthy to you?

So you think you are healthy? Diagnosis: “We are more unhealthy then past generations.” Tim (not his real name) a long time vendor on Swan Street declares he’s healthy because of regular checks with his doctor. His friend Paul who is standing next to him inviting busy shoppers to purchase from his offerings of apples, […]

Chicken is the star!

Barbados’ national dish should be chicken. Don’t ask me if fried or baked, because I think that question would cause a national war, or at least a debate, not only among citizens, but within our very own minds. While we do love our fried chicken, baked chicken is simply “duh bomb” if done right, and […]

Lemon bars with coconut

Lemon bars with coconut

3/4 cup oats (or buckwheat groats if you want it gluten-free)

3/4 cup dates

3/4 cup coconut shreds

Oven Baked Sweet Plantains

Oven Baked Sweet Plantains

Required: Four very ripe plantains (when the skin is yellow with spots of black they’re perfect), cooking spray.

Banana Milkshake

Banana Milkshake

Ingredients:

2 cups milk

1 banana, cut in half

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Roasted Beets and Sauteed Beet Greens

Requires:

1 bunch beets with greens

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

6 Eggland’s Best eggs, hard cooked

2 avocados

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

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