For Richer or Poorer..?
- Jun 28, 2012 - 1:05:31 PM
Wedding Season! Women are running around
like chickens with no heads frantically trying to make last minute
decisions. Last minute adjustments, last minute weight loss, last minute
changes, last minute expenses. They are single-handedly crafting the
perfect day to their perfect men and praying to any god that would
listen for a perfect wedding and NO RAIN! And the men that love them are
sitting in their own corner rocking and wondering, “Did I propose to
the bride of Chucky or what?”
Weddings are not only stressful but they can also be expensive. However,
following a basic breakdown can help put a lot of things in
perspective. Here’s an example...
Swine is fine!
- Mar 7, 2012 - 6:28:45 PM
I have long joked that one would never have to worry about me being
in anyway affiliated with left-wing Muslim groups, because there is
no way on this sweet earth that I could ever, ever, ever stop eating
Pork! Ok, ok, I jest, but I mean seriously, is there anything
more delicious? From crisp and chewy, perfectly marbled bacon, to golden
seared and juicy stuffed Pork Loin, to the Holy Grail of them all, succulent
braised Pork Belly! How can you resist it?
Mmmmmmm, Pork Belly! Is there
anything better? That perfect blend of salt, fat and tender sweet meat
blending together oh so perfectly, into one foodgasmic bite. Excuse
me while I wipe my tears of JOY! And pork in its leaner forms is actually
quite good for you. There are lots of cuts that can be incorporated
into a very healthy...
The 3F’s of Super Bowl Satisfaction
- Feb 4, 2012 - 3:35:58 PM
This Sunday will be my favorite grilling
“holiday”-- You know holidays where grilling is an essential part
of the festivities, ie. Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day,
the first day of that feels like summer, and my all time favorite, Super
Bowl Sunday. Aaah Super Bowl Sunday! It’s time to brush the cobwebs,
dust or snow off of the old ‘Barbie’ and get that great grilling
Every year I begin the countdown to Super Bowl and from
New Year’s Day I begin creating my checklist. Clean the grill, check.
Stockpile charcoal and wood-chips, check. Shop prices for ribs, check.
Look for plumpest wings, check, and so on and so forth. It was a tradition
for me to throw a Super Bowl party every year, save for last year due
to my newly moving to Nassau...
Summer is in the Air, or is that a Grill I Smell?
- Jun 8, 2011 - 11:36:48 PM
Your Crash Course in Grilling Basics
Ahhhhhhhh! As the
cool transitional breezes of spring fade and the sultry sweltering heat
of summer looms just on the horizon I am consoled by just one thing….
Grilling! Ah yes! The time of year when it’s so freaking hot, what else
is there to do but cook over an open flame outdoors. And while you have
your run-of-the-mill grillers, I my friends, am not she! Oh no… I am a
grill aficionado on a constant hunt for a challenge. Stuffed flank
steak, whole pigs (we’ll get into that later), calamari and mussels ,
pizzas-- you name it and I’m up to try and make it happen. Oooh yes my
friends… I am a girl most happy with her grill!
A Paradise of Plates indeed!
- Jun 2, 2011 - 4:22:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - May 21st was the annual Hands for Hunger event, Paradise Plates on
Paradise Island. Various restaurants, caterers and vendors all came out
in support donating their time, resources and creative efforts to the
annual charity event. While I was officially there in a work capacity,
I was also there as an avid Culinarian. The event was any food lover’s
dream. You get to walk around a room all night full of delicious and
creative bites, sample wines and beer, be entertained by amazing bands,
schmooze with friends and all for a good cause. It was a who’s who of
the culinary elite.
une and Mesa Grill
represented for the Atlantis and One and Only
offered the bold flavors of a Bahamian Spiced Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Sauce
, while Dune offered up a delicious and fresh
Grouper Aromates-Herb Mash
. Dune’s presentation was bright and beautiful with a stunningly
nonchalant grouper as their table centerpiece...
Where has all the street food gone? Long time passing…
- Mar 20, 2011 - 2:39:27 PM
So I’ve been having
this reoccurring dream… or nightmare depending on how you look at it!
I’m walking down this street and it’s lined on either side with food
carts, their native flags flapping in the wind. It’s as though every ten
steps another cart lures me to its window with those cartoon fingers
summoning me to see what delicious goodies lay inside. Cart after savory
cart, I float from window to mouth watering window drooling over and
sampling all the different offerings. I stop at the first cart with the
German flag and I’m greeted my sausage, Kielbasa and Bratwurst, grilled
to perfection with onion poppy seed rolls and sautéed onions. I stroll
to the next cart I recognize the flag as Chinese, and there are a
variety of Chinese dumplings; steamed, pan-fried and deep fried to
perfection, filled with seafood and meat; dumplings fit for an Emperor! I
head to the next cart and it’s filled with Mexican Grilled corn and the
next, noodles and the next, gyros and souvlaki...
It’s enough to make you cry...Literally!
- Feb 11, 2011 - 1:48:34 PM
There are a few items that can always be found in my kitchen; things
that I seriously don’t think that I can live without. They are simple
items, but important ones none the less. If I had to name my top five
they would be Garlic, Unsalted butter, Olive oil, Sea Salt and Onions.
Simple yet necessary! I put them in everything that I cook. And when it
comes to Onions I usually have a variety of them on hand; scallions,
red onions, shallots, yellow onions, Spanish Onions, I usually have at
least three varieties on hand. Whether sautéed, grilled, or caramelized,
these tasty bulbs usually manage to find a place in every recipe I cook
What can I say…? I LOVE ONIONS!
- Jan 21, 2011 - 10:38:25 AM
Have you ever
been eating a particular food and been reminded of a person, place or
moment from your past? Or how about being with someone, or in a place
or moment that reminded you of a particular food experience?
If you look
up the word ‘
food’ in the Dictionary you would find something
along these lines:
any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise
taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth,
is true as a basic definition, food, to me, is so much more. Food to
me is the comfort of home; it is the memory of Sundays with Grammy...
New Food Column, "Chew on This!" comes to The Bahamas Weekly
- Jan 13, 2011 - 7:40:56 PM
The Bahamas Weekly is pleased to offer you another interesting column!
Chew on This! by
Maurisa Glinton will commence over the next week and we are please to have her on board. Ms Glinton was the winner of Chef Noel at Festival Noel in 2009.
hopes to bring you confidence in experimenting with different foods. She hopes to share recipes and techniques that can empower you to
think of cooking as more than a chore, and instead entice you to embrace and enjoy it...
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