String beans fritters (akra pwa neg/ Accras de pois inconnus)

Yes you read that right!At first when I learned about this appetizer, I frowned :”I’ve never heard of such a thing!” And when I grew up in Haiti, I’ve never encountered it or even tasted it.“What in the world is that!?”String beans fritters! Let’s just experiment with it.  Unlike the popular akra fritters recipe, thisContinue reading “String beans fritters (akra pwa neg/ Accras de pois inconnus)”

Customer Service 101

Working in the service industry is no easy task. I am well aware of it as I’ve spent my whole life working in the field. From the medical to the culinary world and art management, I’ve faced very difficult situations that even left me in tears. But one thing they all had in common isContinue reading “Customer Service 101”

Blue crabs and eggplant (Cirique a l’ aubergine)

  Ingredients: 8 medium live blue crabs 1 eggplant 2 tomatoes or 12 grape tomatoes 1 garlic clove 1 tsp of salt (or at will) 2 onions 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional) 1 tbsp of tomato paste 1 tbsp of sour orange 1 tsp of lime thyme and parsley at will 1 tsp of blackContinue reading “Blue crabs and eggplant (Cirique a l’ aubergine)”

Bouillon (Bouyon) Vegetable soup

Ok , Please don’t let yourself be misled by that title up there. Bouillon (bouyon : pronounced *boo-yoh* in creole) is not your usual vegetable soup. This mixture of vitamins can revitalize you in an instant. Rich in all sorts of nutritious veggies. I recently attended a Nigerian wedding. They served a bouillon as anContinue reading “Bouillon (Bouyon) Vegetable soup”

Farce tête-de-maure (Edam cheese spread)

The key ingredient to today’s recipe is Edam Cheese or as we, Haitians know it to be, Fromage tête-de-maure. Growing up only paying attention to the phonetics of that word, I really believed that it was spelled “Fromage tête de mort“, which literally means “dead person’s head”. Edam/Holland Cheese from the Netherlands owes its French name toContinue reading “Farce tête-de-maure (Edam cheese spread)”

TCHAKA (tyaka – tiaka – Chaka) – Protein soup

Sooooooo I’m super excited for this new blog post. 1) Autumn is my favorite season of the year. The smell of pumpkin spice, the pies, the not so cold weather, the warmth, and fuzziness of the various scarves, the VARIOUS leaf colors , the boots. With pumpkin as one of the main ingredients, this isContinue reading “TCHAKA (tyaka – tiaka – Chaka) – Protein soup”

Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)

My grandmother used to prepare this dessert once in a while. Maybe x2 a year. It was never more.  And whenever she did, she made sure there was plenty for family and friends. It was so sumptuous!!!! I’m not sure if this is exactly the recipe she used but it comes close to it. DousContinue reading “Dous Kokoye (coconut flavored sweets)”