Making Pasta With Chef Rhea Gilkes

As a foodie there is nothing better than getting to cook with a chef. It is the closest you can get to learning from a professional without actually working in a restaurant. I was lucky enough to win a blogging competition with Slow Food Barbados’ ‘Slow Seven Local Food Competition’ which meant I got a…

Spices vs Herbs: A Guide To Seasoning Food To Perfection

Properly seasoning your food can transform it from an average dish to a show stopper. Spices and herbs are sometimes used interchangeably, however there is a difference. Spices can be the seeds, fruit, root or bark of a plant, and are normally ground up making it easier to incorporate throughout a dish. While herbs are…

Taking Back Sunday Lunch

Caribbean Sunday Lunch were essentially feasts. It was usually the one day everyone had off and people could actually relax, however there was no time for relaxing. The house must be cleaned and the food must be cooked. Everything usually got finished well after lunch but by that time there would be a feeling of…

Five Ways to Make All Your Drinks Look Like Christmas

Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Everyone is in a good mood and people take the time to make an effort. Everything gets a facelift for Christmas and your drinks should be the same. Use these tips to make your drinks look like they are brimming with Christmas cheer. Rim…

How To Start Appreciating Wine

Bajans do not come from a grand wine tradition, we are rum drinkers. In countries such as France, Argentina and South Africa people grow up on wine, as a result they have a deep appreciation for wine, while we treasure spirits. Wine goes hand in hand with fine dinning, which can make it even more…

#ZeroHunger – Five Simple Things To Do

The theme this year for World Food Day is #ZeroHunger. This theme is about more than ending hunger, it is about thoughtful eating. Barbados is fortunate enough that most of our population has access to food, however the way we consume food is unsustainable. Our diets are made up of unhealthy foods that are damaging…

Happy Anniversary!

Two years of How We Eat! Thank you for being here and supporting us. This blog was a manic idea that has turned into two years of hard work. We appreciate every view, every like, every share and every comment. Every person in this community is awesome and we treasure all of you. If you…

Why I’m Going To Start Cooking More For My Loved Ones.

I’m trained in culinary and I love to cook but I do not particularly enjoy cooking for my family and friends. Actually, more than anything else it feels like a chore. The more I think about it, there are many reasons why I dislike cooking for my people. First of all, my food isn’t that…

Why Breakfast Parties Are The Worst.

There’s a new wave of different partying experiences; silent parties, cooler fetes, even party buses, but by far the worst trend right now is the breakfast party. I’m aware that for some people breakfast parties are a god-send, the perfect antidote to a boring party scene and fits into their schedule perfectly. That’s great and…

A Composting Journey.

Composting. Seems like a big topic. Gardening on a whole sometimes feels so overwhelming that it doesn’t seem worth it. Just buy all your food at the grocery store and don’t worry about it too much. Unfortunately, I am a glutton for punishment and I started a garden about a year ago with very limited…