Author: Sarina

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Extreme Shakes at TGI Friday’s

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Extreme Shakes at TGI Friday’s

“Sweet dreams are made of… ” Remembering the “Extreme Shakes” offering from TGI Friday’s way back in 2017. We all wait with baited breath for the current lockdown to end and dine-in eating to resume. Follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/TriniGourmet and be sure to catch 

Tiramisu Cheesecake (recipe)

Tiramisu Cheesecake (recipe)

Thank you Thank You and Triple Thank You to everyone who made Friday’s Twitch stream to celebrate my pre-Bday in part, or in whole, with me! I really appreciated your presence and support 🙂 I made several dishes on that marathon 9 hour effort, and 

Twitch Schedule: Week of April 18, 2021

Twitch Schedule: Week of April 18, 2021

Ok, time to start sharing my Twitch schedules with y’all! Forgive this post for its brevity. These days I realise (and accept) that I will sometimes have to substitute analysis for consistency. I’m sure you understand! On Today’s menu: • Baked Chicken with Guava Jam, 

Remembering Sweet Han’!

Remembering Sweet Han’!

Follow me on Instagram! http://www.instagram.com/TriniGourmet Some #FlashbackFriday memories of my Google+ cooking Show “Sweet Han’: Caribbean Cooking with Sarina“. This collage was from Episode 15 (July 11, 2013) featuring broadcaster Jessie-May Ventour and singer Nandelle Cameron.  Technology has come a long way since! One week 

“Tea on De Hill” with Chef Bianca Bianco

“Tea on De Hill” with Chef Bianca Bianco

  On April 5 2021 (Easter Monday), Chef Bianca Bianco entertained guests with a multi-course “Tea on De Hill” from her base in the hills of St. Joseph. I first met Chef Bianco in 2016 through her work with local chocolatiers. From the get go 

Friday Night Buffet at the Hyatt Trinidad: Feast Without Breaking The Bank!

Friday Night Buffet at the Hyatt Trinidad: Feast Without Breaking The Bank!

The Friday Night Buffet has returned to the Hyatt Trinidad! Cost is $325TT per person (exc. vat & service charge). For reservations call 821-6550.

Hyatt Trinidad Saturday Brunch!

Hyatt Trinidad Saturday Brunch!

Held on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Hyatt Saturday Brunch features all your local breakfast favorites along with a wide range of lunch specialties for the jaw-dropping price of TT$249

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

RECIPE: Eggplant Vegetable Medley (Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker) + Join Me On My New Twitch Journey!

Happy New Year everyone! It’s so good to be back from the Holiday ‘Break’. I hope you’re all well 🙂 I’m brimming with ideas for the blog and this brand over the next 12 months and I’ve already started rolling them out. Firstly my Patreon 

Punch de Creme (recipe)

Punch de Creme (recipe)

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

Punch de Creme, is another of Trinidad’s traditional Christmas drinks. One thing that I really like about punch de creme (as opposed to traditional eggnog) is the use of citrus flavors like lime and Angostura bitters (which has orange extract). This gives the ‘nog’ a 

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

Trinidad Paime (recipe)

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

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 Pastelles (recipe) now with Delicious Vegan Option!

Trinidad Pastelles (recipe) now with Delicious Vegan Option!

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

One of Trinidad’s seasonal delights, pastelles are a steamed cornmeal pie wrapped in banana leaves and filled with stewed meat, olives, and raisins. I’ve been told that they are very similar to Latin American tamales, and indeed Venezualan foodblogger Tomasnomas has a link to the 

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

QUICK GINGER BEER Recipe at Epicurious.com

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

Well you know how Trinis like how to do everything las’ minute? 🙂 If you don’t have enough time to try my mother’s ginger beer recipe, here is a quick recipe from Epicurious.com that needs only 24 hours fermentation. Best of luck! 😀 Click here 

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

Carmen’s Jamaican Ginger Beer (recipe)

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

My mom’s Jamaican 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 

Jamaican Sorrel Rum Punch (recipe)

Jamaican Sorrel Rum Punch (recipe)

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

    When I first made this in 2006 it was my first time using a pack of dried sorrel for a recipe. I was pleasantly surprised. If you allow it to steep overnight the results are pretty damn good. The below recipe is my 

Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)

Sorrel Drink (recipe & video)

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

Christmas in Trinidad is a diverse multicultural affair. Not just for the Christian population, but also through the secular participation of the nation at large through the enjoyment of our local christmas songs (called parang) and especially the creation and consumption of our traditional Christmas 

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

Trinidad Black Cake (recipe)

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Trini Christmas

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