Hey Lovelies! So as most of you may know I am now in the Caribbean! I also have a lot of time to cook, and a Fiance who will devour every meal I make 🙂 So I’m slowly learning how to stay on budget with food (and that is so difficult because I love to eat, I want to try a lot of recipes and that means I need a lot of ingredients). However I’m trying to be creative and try not to go overboard with different spices..so I tend to use a lot of lemon, garlic ( minced + garlic salt), and paprika to season the dishes that I make. In the future I’d love to learn how to make Jerk chicken, and try to see what some of the local cuisine is like, and take some of those ideas to re-create a wonderful dish to savour and enjoy for next times dinner.
I’ve already photographed a few of the recipes that I “go to” when I need a great, and fulfilling dinner. One thing that does get annoying with living on the island is that produce isn’t always 100% fresh, and milk is either expensive or close to it’s expiry date when you purchase it. So don’t ever just grab perishable items on the shelf without looking for a best by, or expiry date. I also like to buy produce, rinse it and cut it up and freeze it so when I need a certain vegetable, or fruit I already have it on hand for a recipe. Sometimes it’s a little difficult to go grocery shopping so this is one of my favourite tips, just make your own bags of frozen mixed fruits and veggies to save for future use. I’m also obsessed with my T-Fal ceramic pan that I brought from home, it has a red circle in the middle that will indicate when the pan has heated..which makes it the perfect accessory for pan searing meats, and whipping up a lot of dishes.
Anyways stay tuned for my upcoming recipe posts 🙂 as well as life on the island. I’ve heard there is a fashion week down here..so who knows! Maybe I’ll have to see how it is!