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Meet Gladys, Bahamian/Filipino/American singer/songwriter whose ties go back to Harbour Island, Bahamas. She’s not new to the game at all. She writes for other artists even though the lady definitely has a voice that would give her a competitive edge in the rnb industry. Why are we talking about her? Besides sheer talent, we’re giving…

Born to Beach

Meet Dinisha, newest cousin-addition to my family. (Sidebar: My cousins and I have named ourselves Vampire Massive, due to our adventures around the islands that always happen seriously late and with a healthy dose of coconut rum.) Dinisha left the UK to vacation in Trinidad and Tobago and turned the islands into her home. People…

Lunch is Served…Island Style.

Much of what Trinidadians eat incorporates Indian spices and cooking techniques. We eat a whole lotta curry. The plate below is my lunch today, courtesy of my mom. I have to learn how to make this stuff. It’s in the hands of our generation to keep the culture alive! Cheers!

Party with a Trini

There are only ten days separating us from Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2014. Well ten days, a major ocean, a time difference and a budget. Who cares? We’re going to live Carnival Time through my family members who have involuntarily signed on to share the experience through their photographs. As with any good party, a…

Caribbean Eating For the Vegetarian

Are you big on eggplant and tomatoes? Here’s a Caribbean twist to these veggies. The dish is called Mellongen Choka (pronounced mellon-jenn choke-ah). Mellongen is eggplant. Below is a step by step album of one of our real chefs (my mama) making the Choka. There’s no meat so vegetarians go bananas whenever we serve this…

Flowers in the Heart of Winter

My greenthumb is moody. Sometimes things grow, sometimes things don’t. My tip for a Sun room? Go half and half with the gardening stuff. In the shot below I’ve paired my plastic cherry blossom tree with a real jumbo thyme plant and a couple of real cactus plants. Keep summer alive in your home!