Cuisine

Sarin’s Thai: PAPAYA SALAD

Thai Papaya Salad  “Just add the things whatever you like in it.” – Sarin INGREDIENTS 2 small under-ripe (green) papaya* 3 large whole carrots (peeled) 1 cup mixed greens (cabbage, spinach, romaine (your choice) 2 medium tomatoes (halved and cut into bite-size pieces) 1 cup Thai noodles 1…

MI Casa, Su Casa: Balsamic Thick Cut Pork Chops

Two large bone-in thick cut pork chops (approx: 1 ½ inches thick) One large sweet onion quartered Two tablespoons of olive oil Four tablespoons of Old Bay Seasoning Two tablespoons of All-Purpose flour One cup of good quality balsamic vinegar Two large sprigs of fresh rosemary Two cloves…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

How about a Caribbean Thanksgiving meal?  Not that the holiday is celebrated on St. Maarten, but when I saw this plate of deliciousness, I thought about the traditional fare and the spice-up of a Caribbean plate.-Victorine Heat oven to 350  Ingredients for Baked Turkey Wings Vinegar or lime/lemon…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Space Saving Storage in the Kitchen

I have a small, open concept galley style kitchen. I absolutely love to cook and have tons of cooking gadgetry, tools, and ingredients. It is an ongoing challenge to have an orderly kitchen, but with everything you need accessible and visually pleasing. Through trial and error, trolling cooking…

Sarin’s Thai: Stir-fried Clams and Basil

  1½ tablespoons peanut oil 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh shallots 3 large fresh red or green Thai chilies, seeded and sliced 2½ lb  shelled or steamed clams (picture uses prepared clams) 2 tablespoons fish sauce or light soy sauce handful fresh basil…

Caribbean Kitchen with Julies

Snapper Boiled Fish – Julies Style No exact recipe here.  This is for those that have spices in their soul.    According to Julies: 1 teaspoon Olive  Add to pan: Dice red, yellow, orange, green pepper… your, onion, garlic, I also added celery tomatoes and bok choy and sautéed…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Charlotte’s Paella

 Charlotte’s Paella   Every accomplished cook knows the most essential ingredient in any dish is love. It was with love,a sense of legacy, and admiration that I prepared authentic Spanish Paella for the first time this spring. My close sister/friend Charlotte was an exceptional gourmet cook. She introduced…

Sarin’s Thai: Seafood Salad

She’s baaack!!!  After spending time in the country with family during COVID quarantine, Sarin and her daughter, Garnet, are back on the scene.  This is what she prepared for us:   Thai Seafood Salad Ingredients 8-9 Shrimp 7 oz. Squid 2 stalks Lemongrass 1/2 Brown or Yellow Onion…

Mango Sevaiyan

It is customary to serve a smorgasbord of flavourful delicacies during South-Asian festivals. And this one is a sure hit! The sweet aroma, richness of dry fruits, angel hair texture that rests in the lap of a milk and cream… is said to have descended from the Persian…

Caribbean Kitchen: Bullfoot Soup!

Caribbean fare is hearty, colorful, spicy, and delicious.  Julies Gibs has been cooking daily during this quarantine, and every dish she posts makes viewers salivate.  While most of her dishes may be sampled by tourists that invade Caribbean restaurants on St. Maarten, where Gibs resides, this dish is…