Saturday, June 18, 2011
Tambran (Tamarind) Ball is a traditional snack and is especially loved by children because of its sweet-sour-peppery taste. This conglomeration of sweet and sour goodness is surely up anyone's alley.
The Tamarind in Trinidad is very sour and cannot be eaten naturally by some people. Tamarind, however, makes a good tambran ball and sauce for pholourie and doubles. There is sweet tamarind variety which is also getting popular recently in Trinidad and Tobago. This sweet type comes from Thailand. It has a more tolerable, natural taste than the local variety because of its natural sweetness.
Paula Tamarind Balls are a perfect size as each pack contains four Tamarind Balls and make for a perfect snack, especially for children. Enjoy these Tamarind Balls today!
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 10:12 PM
Maggi has continued this great tradition of taste and innovation in the Caribbean where it has emerged as the solution provider to homemakers, culinary novices and experts alike.
Over the past years products have been developed within and for the Caribbean region to complement the extensive range already available. Products like Maggi “Tastemakers” and “Flavour d Pot” are fine examples of solution providers tailored specifically to Caribbean tastebuds.
Maggi products are also the preferred choice of Fine dining and traditional restaurants where local Creole and Indian meals are prepared daily for a very demanding public. Such is the case in Trinidad and Tobago where Maggi products are the favourite with cooks at the well known icon ‘The Breakfast Shed’ in Port of Spain.
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 10:05 PM
Pholourie is basically a batter, fried in oil by the spoonfuls and served with a sauce or chutney of some kind. Usually the popular sauces are tamarind chutney dip, shadon beni chutney, mango chutney or any other chutney for that fact.
Pholourie is sold everywhere (at palours, the market, and busy street corners); it is popular at football matches, family day celebration, harvests, and even parties and fetes. Wherever there are people enjoying themselves, look out for Pholourie. It is perhaps more popular than doubles because of its versatility. This finger food is delicious and loved by all.
Are you in the mood for some 'pholourie'? Now you no longer have to make it from scratch everytime!
Use one pack of Chief Pholourie Mix and slowly add one cup water while mixing, to form a smooth paste. Cook immediately if needed. Pour enough oil, in a frying pan, heat until medium hot. Drop pholourie Mix by teaspoonfuls into heated oil. Pholourie should begin to try immediately and will rise to surface of oil and float, turn over if necessary and allow to try until golden. Remove and place or absorbent paper.
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 9:54 PM
While soft drink manufacture is the main area of Solo's expertise, it is by no means the only one. Every year, Solo enters the Great Race competition, which is a popular annual power-boat racing competition that showcases the beauty of the boats and the skill of the pilots. The red and yellow 'Mr. Solo', piloted by Ken Charles has shot to victory many times.
Solo has also been an avid sponser of many other events, ranging all the way from the Wallerfield race car championships to steel-pan (with The Solo Pan Knights), including the annual Regatta (a yachting race), table tennis, lawn tennis and badminton and local cultural competitions (Mastana Bahar, Scouting for Talent). All these differing activities come together with one thing that they all have in common: Solo.
Solo soft drinks come in 18 distinctive flavours, each with its own individual appeal. Solo Beverages define Trinbagonian culture and has done so for many many years. Perfect drink for all ages, this Solo Kola Champagne flavour is great with all varieties of local food ranging from East Indian, to Creole to Chinese food. Try a Solo Kola Champagne soft drink today as you will reminisce on childhood memories or continue to make new ones.
Enjoy "Mix and Match Special" going on now when buying a full case! Just specify in "Order Instructions" of shopping cart when checking out.
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 9:46 PM
Mango Kuchela is another simple recipe of East Indian origin. It requires a little strength and some cooking. The star of the show this time is not the famous curry which we have all come to know, however, it is amchar masala, better known as black masala.
The masala has a different taste to curry but it is just as exciting. Just like Mango Chutney, Mango Kuchela could be used to spice up just about any food. Kuchela on ochro rice and pelau is a great dish to experience and in fact when you don't feel like eating pepper, try kuchela on any food and you will not be disappointed.
This Mango Kuchela lasts very long and even longer when refrigerated, just note: do not dip a dirty spoon into the Kuchela because foreign bodies will be introduced and this will cause the spoiling. This precaution goes for chutney and even homemade pepper sauce; that's why we pour the contents onto a spoon instead of dipping it in. Enjoy!
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 9:37 PM
Split peas are the dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum. They come in yellow and green varieties. The peas are round when harvested and dried. Once dry, the skin is removed and the natural split in the seed's cotyledon can be mechanically separated, in part to encourage faster cooking.
They are a great source of protein and are also very lean and healthy, with only 1 gram of fat per 350 calories (1,500 kJ) serving. Most of the calories come from protein and complex carbohydrates. The split pea is known to be a natural food source that contains some of the highest amounts of fiber, containing 26 grams of fiber (104% DV based on a 2,000 calories (8,400 kJ) diet). Fiber is known to help the digestive system and to make people feel full and satiated.
Spees Spilt Peas are roasted split peas with some delicious combination of spices that makes them delectably crunchable, tasty and spicy. Enjoy Spees spilt peas today!
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 9:16 PM
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Ribena is a British brand of fruit-based uncarbonated soft drink and fruit drink concentrate produced by GlaxoSmithKline. This original and most common variety contains real blackcurrant juice.
The blackcurrant variety was found to contain high levels of vitamin C. The drink was launched in 1936 under the name Ribena (from the botanical name for the blackcurrant, Ribes nigrum). During the Second World War, other fruits rich in vitamin C, like oranges (from Florida), became almost impossible to obtain in the United Kingdom, due to the U boat campaign. Blackcurrant cultivation was encouraged by the Government, and the yield of the nation's crop increased significantly.
Ribena became popular in Trinidad during the late 80's, early 90's among young children. Without a doubt, this is a great product as it contains high levels of vitamin C as well a powerful antioxidant. It makes for a perfect snack for children as well as the elderly.
Posted by MyTriniGrocery Blog Team at 9:22 PM