Callaloo in the Mix

Callaloo

I woke up on New Year’s Day with callaloo on my mind. A Sunday staple in many homes in T&T and across the Caribbean, it is often cooked with crab and shares space on the plate with rice, stewed chicken, macaroni pie, plantains, and ground provisions. Somehow, I

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Happy Carnival!

Carnival

May the colours electrify you, may the rhythms reach your core; May good vibes travel with you, from fete to fete and door to door. May you marvel at the talents on display at every turn; And for this fleeting time of revelry, forget your worries and concerns. Wishing

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Snow and Sand

Snow and Sand 1

Little L woke up one morning last week and asked if it was winter yet. The excitement in her voice was unmistakable and it took me back to a time when, as a child, I was fascinated by the idea of snow. After all, those children in foreign Christmas shows got to

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