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Taste Vinoteca restaurant re-launches in new Maraval Plaza location

Taste Vinoteca restaurant re-launches in new Maraval Plaza location

Restaurant Contact Details Address: Maraval Plaza Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago Phone: +1 (868) 323-4830 Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. URL: https://www.facebook.com/TasteVinoteca/ About: Taste is a wine centric, Tapas style of dining with a Euro Mediterranean menu. We focus on Old World wine with […]

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich”  (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

Sarina’s Vegetarian “Paramin Surprise” Sandwich” (I’m on to the Semi-Finals!) (recipe)

“And the winner is…” My breath froze as I waited to hear the next words from Joel Villafana, host of the popular morning program “Cup of Joe”. When he said “Sarina Bland of TriniGourmet.com” I was just about ready to pass out! That day had […]

Catch me today on “Cup of Joe” for the “Kiss Sandwich Showdown”!

Catch me today on “Cup of Joe” for the “Kiss Sandwich Showdown”!

  It’s another installment of the #KissSandwichShowdown on #CupofJoeTT !! This #FoodieFriday, Jenna G, The Hijabi TT @afunlovingfoodie and Sarina Bland @trinigourmet face off with their #KissHealthyBalance12Grain #sandwiches. Tune in for the fun, 10:00 am on #CCNTV6!! @kiss.baking.company #sandwich #foodies #healthyeating #bread #trinidadandtobago   Hey […]

New Year, New Approaches

New Year, New Approaches

  Happy 2018 everyone! It feels like,  and has been, a year and a day since I last wrote in here. You can thank some over zealous Russian hackers for that. After slowly recovering from the death of my father in late 2015, and health […]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Trinidad Independence Day Menu [MENU PLAN]

Opening of the Churchill-Roosevelt/Uriah Butler Interchange, May 1 2009 August 31st is Trinidad’s Independence Day. This year’s menu is a trifecta of the new, the old, and a new twist on an old favourite 🙂 What will yours be this year? 🙂 I do have […]

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago [JOIN ME ON A SPECIAL TOUR!]

Emancipation Day in Trinidad & Tobago [JOIN ME ON A SPECIAL TOUR!]

What is Emancipation Day? August 1st is Emancipation Day in Trinidad and Tobago, a public holiday. Trinidad and Tobago was the first country in the world to commemorate the abolition of slavery with a national observance, and since that time several other countries (mostly in […]

Indian Arrival Day Menu

Indian Arrival Day Menu

May 30th is Indian Arrival Day, a public holiday here in Trinidad and Tobago. Indian Arrival Day commemorates the arrival of the first East Indian labourers to our shores. From the National Library Website: Indian Arrival Day, celebrated on 30th May, commemorates the arrival of […]

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

As promised, here is a recipe for Paime (pron. PAY-me)! Paime is basically a sweet version of the savoury pastelle. I only recently discovered that Paime is also a traditional Xmas dish. Well that explains why it seemed I never could find it lol! No […]

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Like sorrel, Black Cake in Trinidad is a Christmas institution. Made predominantly of alcohol drenched prunes, currants and raisins, variations abound (and I love taste testing when we make the visiting rounds). Still, the best black cake is always the recipe that one grew up […]

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

mom’s ginger beer brewing in the sun 😀 The above scene and bottle feel as though they have always been with me, they occur with such comforting regularity. Ginger beer is something that is enjoyed by both Trinis and Jamaicans however in my experience many […]


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Get Your C Ginger-Lime Tea (recipe)

Get Your C Ginger-Lime Tea (recipe)

Get your C Ginger-Lime Tea
A rainy day. A warm cup of ginger-lime tea. Bliss.

This recipe for Ginger-Lime tea comes from Everyday With Rachael Rayand is chock-full of goodness. Fresh lime/lemon juice provides a boost of vitamin C, and grated ginger brings powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. The combination of citric sweetness and spicy heat is not just good for chilling out on an afternoon but the health benefits also make it the perfect pick-me-up if you are feeling queasy, or like a cold is coming on. I make a batch the minute I start getting that ‘telltale’ sniffle, drink a cup every hour and you’ll be back to normal within a day or two 🙂

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