Djondjon polenta bites & a food contest

“Prepare a locally inspired dish. Post it on Facebook with a mouth-watering picture. Include recipe instructions and you’re set. You…

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Zanmann jam, an unusual jam

One afternoon, a few moons ago, I came across a rather unusual dish being prepped in our kitchen. My mother…

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Haitian mango ice cream

Silky-smooth mango ice cream

Yes, you read right! The ice cream recipes on this blog keep getting more interesting year after year! Just last…

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Veritab boukannen, “véritable obsession”

Today, we’re taking a road trip outside of Port-au-Prince. Our destination? Jacmel, a city located in the South East of…

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fruits, recipes 2

Shrimp marinades next door

Remember that I told you about how, without wanting to, I often inadvertently take a peak into a neighbor’s kitchen…

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A leftover seafood bisque

What do you do when you have tons of leftover seafood in your fridge? If you’re Haitian, you definitely mix…

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A sumptuous peach jam

What do you do when you have too many peaches? Why, you make a homemade peach jam of course! And…

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Our marinades are not a seasoning mix

A first communion without marinade? Have you lost your mind!! Pa gen komunyon san marinade! (You can’t have a first…

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appetizer, recipes 3

Cabbage, mèchi & 7 cooks

– Should we cook the rice and meat first? – The recipe says not to cook them, but you know…

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Got (coconut) milk?

After sharing four coconut milk based recipes that include our famous blan manje, Haitian goodies known as dous kokoye, Haiti’s…

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How do you cook your rice?

Yes, you read right. Rice is once again featured on this blog. You didn’t really think I would leave you…

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grains, recipes 6

Sòs pwa, Haitian bean sauce

My grandmother’s dining table on a weeknight, eight regulars, a bowl being passed from one set of hands to the…

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One pot coconut ice cream

A few weeks ago, I decided to finally give in to what I had been longing to do all summer…

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Summer in a fruit cup

At first, I wanted to name this article the deconstructed fruit bowl. Instead of a fruit cup, I was planning…

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Goudrin, a pineapple beverage

What if I told you that for some the pineapple peel is just as important, if not more important, than…

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Douce Kokoye, Coconut Recipe

These chewy looking chunks of goodness are not brownies. They are homemade melt-in-your mouth coconut milk and sugar bites by…

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Haitian Apricot Jam

Yes, you are reading right. Caribbean apricots are back on this blog, and it’s only been two weeks since this…

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Salt-cured Pork for bold flavors

As far back as I can remember, containers filled with salt and meat were always lining up on my grandmother’s…

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Haitian Salade Russe

Good Friday is knocking at our door. Growing up, to me, that day implied a tasty feast that could leave…

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recipes, side, vegetables 3

Haitian Touffe Legume

….or how to start eating vegetables Carrot, cabbage, mirliton, eggplant, green beans…how do you get someone who hates vegetables to…

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meat, recipes, seafood, vegetables 2

Banana Beignets

In exactly ten days, it will be Carnaval here in Haiti. Dance, music and mostly letting go of the daily…

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Morue (codfish) in oil

Today’s fish is almost as popular in our Haitian cuisine as the hareng saur I previously introduced you to on…

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Herring Mousse

What if I started this article with a statement like: cream cheese is a must in any worthy fridge? Would…

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Cremas, coconut Holiday drink

As I commit these words to paper at 7:00 in the morning, I can’t help but think of the fact…

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drinks, recipes 7

Herring Chiquetaille

Some say that “manje deyò” – food eaten out – tastes better than the food served at home. While I…

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appetizer, recipes, seafood 5

Tchaka, a family tradition

Pretend today is Saturday and not Wednesday. Now dim the lights. Better yet, light a tèt gridap in a room…

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grains, recipes 9

Gou Epis Lakay

Just last week, I attended Haiti’s first Pork Festival. As the name implies, pork was the main ingredient on the…

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My frustration with an avocado tree

As many of you know, it’s avocado season practically everywhere around the globe. Here in Haiti, the season is at…

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Marquise au chocolat à l’haïtienne

It’s been a while since I last shared a recipe with you. To make up for it, today I am…

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Accras, Haitian Appetizer

The appetizers pictured above, known as accras, don’t ask for much to disappear on a plate. Don’t fry them quickly…

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Lambi Grille Recipe

This week was a very hot one. And when the temperature is this high, the sky as blue and sunny…

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Bonbon Sirop Recipe

“Goodgood syrup, goodgood syrup…” – I can still hear my dad using those words to refer to this special sweet…

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Bonbon Amidon Recipe

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are prepared with amidon (starch), a manioc (yucca) flour. As a child, I loved eating bonbon amidon…

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Lames Veritables Pesees

As mentioned in my previous article about Lame Veritable, this fruit has many preparations. Lames Veritables Pesees are my favorite…

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Sauce Ti Malice, a hot sauce

The typical Haitian sauce Ti Malice is served with any fried or grilled meat or seafood. It is a hot…

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Blan Manje, a Coconut Dessert

Blan Manje has to be one of the easiest Haitian desserts I know. I first made it in college for…

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Cassava Pudding spiked with Rum

I discovered cassava pudding a couple weeks ago and really loved it. I actually combined 2 recipes because the one…

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Poisson Gros Sel

Poisson Gros Sel, a red snapper cooked in a court-bouillon with coarse salt, is a typical Haitian dish that is…

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A fresco with peanuts

In Haiti, fresco is shaved ice drizzled with a thick and sweet syrup that comes in different flavors. Among these…

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Haitian Beignets Recipe

This Haitian beignet recipe is inspired by an experiment my mom did this year. She substituted sugar cane syrup for…

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Bananes Pesees

I got this bananes pesees recipe from an uncle who added his own twist to it. He used to add…

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Haitian Pikliz

The Haitian pikliz recipe is a mix of vegetables cut using the julienne method (shredded in long thin strips) spiced…

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