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Martinique’s holiday “petits fours”

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Happy Holidays to all and of on an upbeat note for 2015, never give up! I have been wanting to make this recipe since last Christimas, since it is for an appetizer served around that period in Martinique and only got to it a few months later in February and it was definitely worth it. The pâtés looked like I had achieved … 

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Yummy Yam Croquettes


I often think of yams as potatoes’ tropical cousin. What I mean is that everything that can be done with or to potatoes can also be done with or to yams. This is how these yam croquettes came to be: by adapting a recipe for potato croquettes. Because yams have a firmer texture than potatoes, I find these croquettes heartier than their potato counterpart. They are also slightly easier to handle. Finally, yams’ almost nutty flavor makes the yam croquettes more appealing to my taste buds…. 

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Jamaican coco bread, moon-shaped and tasty

Coco bread

I was a bit surprised that the Jamaican coco bread recipe I tried did not call for coconut at all. I have since found recipes that have coconut milk as of the ingredients and you could easily substitute regular milk with coconut milk in the recipe below. I always find making bread a challenge:… 

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