>> Saturday, 13 October 2007
You know how sometimes we get tired of eating a particular dish? or having it a particular way? Well, in this week's column, I offer 3 variations of two pies and a salad. The original versions of these dishes have already been tried, tested and proven to be successful. So why mess with them? Uh, because I can, because I want to and more importantly because I know you'll appreciate my tampering (lol) Click here to read the column.
Tamper # 1
Truth be told, the credit for this tampering goes to my sister-in-law as it was at her house that I first had it. I jazzed it up a little bit and am now making it public. Instead of using regular potatoes, use sweet-potatoes for a twist to this long-time favourite.
Tamper # 2
Macaroni and cheese make a great pie but how about trying macaroni, pumpkin & cheese pie? It's a great way to sneak veggies into your diet without loosing the taste of the original dish. And it's something different to bring to the table.
Tamper # 3
This is sweet potato pie, it's very different from the traditional North American sweet potato pie that's made and served around Thanksgiving as a dessert. This is a savory sweet potato pie with hints of sweetness. In parts of the Caribbean, it is served in many homes for Sunday lunch and on special occasions.
When I thought about this week's column and dishes, I had in mind that the holidays are fast approaching and we're always looking for ideas... I hope that three dishes offer some variation and inspiration. I know I plan to have them on my table.
Please do not hesitate to email me for the recipes.
Today is Eid-ul-Fitr, it marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. This holiday is celebrated in Guyana and throughout the world in Muslim communities. Happy Eid-ul-Fitr to my multi-cultural family, friends and readers of this blog.