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Display Name: islandchild
Member Since: 6/12/08

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@ Emily

I was just about to say, that I bet they'd be killer together!

Apartment Therapy Chicago | Color of the Year 2009: Goodbye Blue Iris, Hello Mimosa
12/3/08 08:19 PM

@ art,

Glad to hear you know about the stewed oxtail! We don't do ours with lima beans, but I'm sure everything else is about the same.

As for roti, my grandmother can make any kind of roti your heart desires, but I am yet to completely master the technique. I think I have to grow into the patience for dough. But the curry that goes inside the roti, that I can make real nice.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Oxtail: What It Is, And What To Do With It
12/3/08 08:12 PM

Oxtail is fabulous. In Trinidad, we either stew it or make oxtail soup. I once began a now very neglected foodblog, but if anyone is interested in the post on Trini oxtail stew, here's the link:

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Oxtail: What It Is, And What To Do With It
12/2/08 04:34 PM


Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Win this Dune Oval French Oven from Le Creuset! Holiday Giveaway 2008
11/29/08 04:43 PM

I am totally going to plant pet grass in one for the cat.

@ curvatura: I've seen them at Trader Joe's.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | What To Do with Clementine Boxes
11/17/08 07:46 PM

Actually, one of the best Thanksgiving meals I've ever had wa at a vegan potluck. Now, most of the guests were staff at a vegan restaurant... so that may have had a lot to do with the quality of the food!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu from Gourmet
11/17/08 04:23 PM

Why don't you start an account with one of the online bookmarking tools? I use to save all my recipes, from all sorts of different foodblogs and websites. It's so much more convenient than having a separate "recipe box" on each different site.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Recipe: Mushroom Soup
11/17/08 11:08 AM

Guava jelly! As a little girl, at times when I would eat absolutely nothing else, I could always be convinced to eat toast with guava jelly.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: What's Your Favorite Kind of Jam?
10/27/08 03:07 PM

Both my dad and I cannot eat a sandwich unless the bread is toasted... of course, my picky preference is his fault as he's the one who only made us sandwiches only on toasted bread all through my childhood.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Weekend Cooking: How to Make a Good Sandwich
10/11/08 07:05 AM

Thanks Bx, after reading your post I'm going to HAVE to make huevos rancheros too this weekend...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | What's Cooking This Weekend? Weekend of October 11-12
10/11/08 07:02 AM

Also, growing up, my mother would always settle an upset stomach with a mixture of a little water and several generous dashes of bitters. It seemed to work!

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Cocktail Basics: All About Bitters Straight Up Cocktails
10/3/08 12:49 PM

I've also fallen prey to the power of David Lebovitz's suggestion... and now I think that I just MUST have this cookbook. The man laces his blog with crack.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: A Platter of Figs by David Tanis
10/2/08 03:56 PM

We only have this type of milk in Trinidad, and I actually far prefer the taste to what I buy in America. And, I promise I don't feel that way about absolutely all food products from home.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Look! Shelf-Stable Organic Milk
9/16/08 08:56 AM

I was just talking with one of my co-workers about how much we love the Trader Joe's wine selection...

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Supermarket Wines Review: Top Wine Picks from Trader Joe's Wine Store in New York City
9/11/08 11:34 AM

I drink so much tea its unreal. Even during the summer, but I know it's going to increase this fall. Frankly, I'm tired of washing teapots (hard to get inside the little hole in the top) and buying teabags, and this gadget would be so wonderful.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: Adagio Teas TriniTEA Maker
9/11/08 11:29 AM

I know a guy with the USDA Grade A Beef stamp on his butt... does that count?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Food Tattoos: Would You Get One?
8/23/08 07:20 AM

I would think that a condition that caused a person to be unable to eat vegetables would be pretty debilitating to their health... is there a correlation between conditions like diabetes and "supertasting"?

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Supertasters
8/20/08 01:41 PM

@ squiggle:

what about Asians?"

Have you had Hong Kong milk tea or Thai iced tea (served with condensed milk)? Not all tea in Asian countries is served with milk, and not all Asian countries serve tea with milk, but many do. And, none of my Asian friends have ever commented on the milk in my tea as "weird". Anyway, maybe I should have phrased it as, 'All the people I've ever met with a strong aversion to milk in tea have been American.'

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: When Do You Add Milk To Tea?
8/19/08 12:36 PM

I think Americans are the only people I've ever met with an aversion to milk in tea. It sort of makes sense as most people here seem to think of tea as "herbal tea" (although that's actually not tea.... but, I digress.
I'm with everybody else who said, steep in teapot, pour milk in cup, and then pour tea into cup.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Survey: When Do You Add Milk To Tea?
8/15/08 01:58 PM

There are so many people on here that are also craving pistachio in a big way.... yeah, I'd make pistachio and chocolate, and eat them together. yum.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | Thursday Giveaway: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
8/14/08 01:58 PM