I’m half French, half Trinidadian. My color schemes and themes are inspired by life growing up on an island and nature’s beauty. I paint acrylic pieces but I’ve been doing most of my work digitally. My message through my art is love, fun, happiness and Sweet Cool Vibes!!!
Recipes By SweetCoolVibes
Sorrel drink is so delicious, it has a sweet tangy flavor! This drink is most popular in the Caribbean around Christmas time. I would sit at the table and help my granny cut the top part of the flower off and discard it with the green seed. The shape of the discarded part looked like a green and red acorn. I always thought it was a fruit but it is in fact a species of hibiscus. I enjoyed seeing the whole process and helping. After boiling and then straining the juice, we would add sugar and let it sit for a couple of hours, refrigerate it. We would then enjoy an icy cold refreshing glass of sorrel drink.
Callaloo is a traditional dish in Trinidad. Every Sunday my granny would cook callaloo and crab with white rice, a macaroni pie and stewed chicken. I remember helping her pick the dasheen bush. She would cut a lime in half and told me to rub it on my fingers as that plant turns your fingers purple :). This is one of my favorite dishes as the combination of flavors is one of a kind! Reminiscing this dish brings back precious memories of my gran, my family back home and a delicious comforting food that I crave!