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“Whey de lime” Fridays: Christmas is upon us!

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Can you believe it?  The holidays are here! It’s Christmas! C’est Noël!

This is my favourite time of year.  I simply love it.  The memories, the sights, the sounds, the food of Christmases past continue to stay with me.  For me it is not even about the getting of gifts, it’s the whole atmosphere, the feelings, the parang and the pastelles!

So that is what I am looking forward to this weekend.  Christmas.  I am home with my family in Trinidad and I am excited.  

So best wishes from me to you.  Let me know what is your favourite dish for Christmas?

Mine is paimie.  

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Paimie. Image via TriniGourmet

This is a traditional dish similar to a pastel made with ground corn, coconut,raisins, cinnamon and other aromatic spices.  It is quite sweet. Here is the paimie recipe from The Naparima Cookbook

And by the way, if you are still looking for an idea for your Christmas day get-together makeup look, I created this easy, festive red lip here.

Festive, holiday look

Laters!

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“Whey de lime” Fridays – Midsummer edition

It’s the dog days of summer! It’s the middle of summer and there is so much happening! And it’s really hot! Just as I like it…so here are a few things that I am looking forward to this weekend in NYC.  And just a heads up…look out for my post of the Manus x Machina exhibit at The Met featuring some special nail art!

NYC African Food Festival

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Feijoada, courtesy of Fort Greene Focus and NYCAFF

I have been waiting for this for MONTHS! A 2 day event in Brooklyn celebrating the beauty and diversity of cuisine from the African continent.  I am so ready to learn so much and eat even more.  Being from the Caribbean, our food is heavily influenced by West African cuisine.  There may be tickets available so check out the website here.

The Rio Summer Olympic Games

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Opening Ceremony, via Rio2016.com

I am a big time sports lover! And not just during major events! If I am not blogging, I am watching sports.  So I will be watching the Games of the 31st Olympiad. Swimming is wrapping up and the Track & Field events will be starting this weekend.

What are you doing this weekend?

Laters!

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“Whey de lime” Fridays – Everybody has a holiday!

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Hey!

It’s finally Memorial Day weekend here in the US, and just in time, the weather decides to behave itself and we finally have some sun and some heat in NYC! I have been waiting for this extra day off since the last long weekend, lol! It just so happens that this is a long weekend in Trinbago as they had Corpus Christi and Indian Arrival Day. Also, it is the Spring Bank holiday in the UK. This is a true, true “whey de lime”!

So here are 5 things that I am looking forward to this weekend:

DE LIME LIST – The Memorial Day weekend edition!

1) UEFA Champions League Final – Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid in Milan.

This final is the Madrid derby! There will be a massive parade in Madrid coming up this week, but for which side of town? #HalaMadrid

2) Reunions

I am going to my university Reunions, which I think is rather unique, in that it is a 3-day event. With a parade…and live performances! I can’t wait to see some folks that I have not seen in years! #IvyTiger #BlackIvy #Princeton

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Image via PAW.

3) Brooklyn Academy of Music – DanceAfrica 2016

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Image via BAM

This is the U.S.’s largest celebration of African dance and I love it! Besides the dance, the people, the food, the music, the vibes….lots to enjoy. You can check it out, and it is great for the kids.

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"Whey de lime" Fridays: The New Year's 2016 edition!

 

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Wow! Happy New Year! I swear 2015 was the quickest year ever! Things moved at lightening speed! I hope for great things for you and I want to thank everyone who has stuck around my corner of the internet!

New and better content and bigger things coming in 2016!  I am excited for and très nervous about the possibilities that await, but as my Mum says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”.

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So here’s to going brave in 2016!

Laters!

Christmas Greetings!

 

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Christmas: Botanical Gardens, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Wishing you all the best for Christmas! I hope you are spending it with friends and family and enjoying their company.

This continues to be my favourite time of year!  I can’t wait to eat some paimie and black cake and drink some sorrel! Some Caribbean classics…  What are your must eat Christmas foods?

Also kinda anxious to see what is under the tree! lol!

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all!

Laters!

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