Red Bean Rundown

When my skin is hungry for sunshine and my ears are craving that island lilt and sing and my bones long for home, only certain things satisfy.  Some of those things can be purchased at inflated cost…(yes, $2.99/lb guavas, I’m looking at you).  Others are a little more accessible.  This Red Bean Rundown fits into…

…And Quinoa. And a Tear

Cooking has always been a family time for me.  Growing up, Mummy made the meals, then corralled us to set the table, pour drinks, and ferry dishes and plates out to the table.  Some of my classmates and the odd boyfriend over the years found it odd that our family always sat and ate dinner…

And then came Coconut Tart

After a long evening of wrestling raw coconut out of its shell, I woke the next morning refreshed, and oh so ready for coconut tart. Coconut tart is a sticky-sweet, rich enough for dessert but bready enough to make it sort of justifiable for breakfast.  Sort of.  And you know the fun of dinner at…

To Crack a Coconut

When my very Canadian fella mentioned how much he loves coconut, I felt ethically obliged, as an Island Girl, to hook him up with the real thing.  By the real thing I mean fresh coconut.  Coconut that didn’t come out of a plastic wrapper.  Coconut that doesn’t use the word “dessicated”. Now before I get…