Roasting Eggplants & Tomatoes over an open 🔥is one of the many traditional methods of cooking I learned from my Grammy. Of course my Gram did most of her cooking over an outdoor wood burning fireside (very rustic, but trust me it did the job beautifully), I have to rough it out using a stove, thankfully there are actual flames 😂. Do we all think our Grams were/are the best cooks ever? I certainly think my Gram was the best cook ever. She used simple ingredients, more often than not, grown in her backyard garden (or possibly a neighbor’s garden) and created phenomenal dishes. The dishes she created, fed a HUGE family and quite often anyone that happened to drop by (diehard 🇹🇹 tradition, unexpected visitors are offered food and or a drink). I loved my Grammy tremendously, I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with her during my childhood, unfortunately not so much as an adult . I know I must have told her what a wonderful Grammy she was and that I loved her, but I often wonder if I told her what a great cook she was, I hope I did. My Gram passed away 3yrs ago, she was about 78yrs old when she passed away.
As always when I am in the kitchen, doing what I ❤️, I am grateful to have had such a wonderful & talented person in my life to have learnt from, I intentionally honor each memory and in so doing I hope I am in some way keeping my Grammy alive for myself and my family & for others with whom I share her wonderful recipes. #foodie#trinidad#caribbean#island#islandlife#upperleftusa#pnw#pacificnorthwest#seattle#whatcomcounty#bellingham#brooklyn#nyc#newyork#newyorkcity#eat#eattherainbow#eatcalypsokitchen#eatlocal#eggplant#tomatoes#roasting#fire#spicy#food#foodstagram#foodblogger#foodphotography#foodie#foodporn