Callaloo in the Mix

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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Pretending I’m There

  I can’t be in Trinidad for Carnival, but that doesn’t mean I won’t be getting into the spirit of it from afar. To all the revellers and masqueraders out there: have a fun and safe one!  

A Homecoming … and Leaving

Months of anticipation and longing were brought to an end over a period of ten days. Ten wonderful days that I was careful to savour because of, and despite, the swiftness of their passing. And there was truly much to relish on my recent trip to Trinidad: family, food, music, friends, warmth,

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