This past weekend, I received a call from a Haiti Bites aficionado friend who truly enjoys reading my blog, and I was very touched when she told me that she was sending some freshly picked watercress for me to “invent something with.” Needless to say that I was up to the challenge, as IContinue reading

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What about something light on Monday after a weekend of indulgence? Between kid’s birthday parties, fairs, baptisms and first communions, many of you probably are looking for something hearty but healthy. Here’s a delicious quick fix that can be eaten alone, or can accompany any grilled meat. This zesty bean salad is a winner inContinue reading

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It’s summer time very very soon. And nothing screams summer more than a refreshing fresh fruit cocktail. This mango smash summer drink is sure to bring some freshness and sunshine to your summer. The mango purée brings the goodness of the fruit in every sip. Made of local Mango Baptiste, the most delicious fruit inContinue reading

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In Haiti we love smoked herring, or harreng saur, as it is locally called. Old cooks will call it the “jouda” ingredient, meaning that like “Juda”, when you cook it at home, the herring will make sure the whole neighborhood knows about your secret, from its strong aroma. I consider smoked herring to be a very traditional ingredientContinue reading

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In celebration of earth day, which is today, I wanted to prepare a dish that honored the fruits the goddess of the earth so generously and abundantly offers us daily. Since most people I know love tarts, I chose to make one. But what combination to go with? That is the big question. So manyContinue reading

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Once upon a time, lived a fisherman by the sea. Once upon a time, the fisherman would travel to see what goods he’d find? Which fruits of the gods? What goods he found he’d cook to honor his God. — ODE TO THE LOCAL FISHERMAN BY ME :)   To honor the catch of the fisherman, thi searly bird,Continue reading

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There is soul food, and there is food with soul! This warm tomatoes salad with crispy bacon bits is definitely one of the later. I bought myself a whole stock of beautiful red, yellow, green tomatoes of all sorts and shapes and I decided that I wanted to combine them into one amazingly simple, amazingly delightful dish.Continue reading

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Garlic marinade is the base for almost all seasoning in Haiti, and in many of my cooking. A jar in my fridge is a good 15 minutes prep solution to spice meats, poultry fish and seafood, among other things. This paste like seasoning base is perfect in many dishes and as easy to make as itContinue reading

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Have you seen the beauty of eggplants we have been getting at the supermarkets lately. The locally produced eggplants are gorgeous. Fatty, round shaped, beautifully aubergine-purple colored, these eggplants have been tempting me into making various recipes in my kitchen. From the more complex, to the simplest, like this one. I needed to make somethingContinue reading

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