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alex's life book

  • In early 2006, I began creating a life book for my daughter, Alex. Click here for links to articles describing my experience.
  • And for those of you who are more digitally inclined, in late 2006, I recreated key pages of Alex's lifebook for an article I wrote for AlphaMom, using Scrapblog.

    You can see the final digital result (and leave comments, if you'd like!) here.

what's been on my nikon lately

  • And you can view my favourites here.

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I grew up eating pelau and we always put in chopped carrots when the rice went in and 10 min. before it was done, we add chopped green peppers and chopped fresh parsley. I was always told when you cook with garlic use fresh parsley too. Nice pictures I got hungry.


Wow! Looks like a great recipe. Sounds like exactly what Ive seen my mom do (minus the pigeon peas ;-)) Thanks for sharing!


where the carrots and so boy that is rice and chicken cooked together. Pelau means a confusion of stated ingredients cooked togheter in a systematic way resulting in a wonderful dish of rice, chicken and whatever yuh had to add to it you could add diced plantin and pumkin too.

ms hakim

Hi! This looks so interesting and good. I wanna try this! But can you get a little more specific on the "potspoonfuls"? Because cooking spoons come in different sizes, I wouldn't want to add too much or too little oil and or sugar. Thanks


This looks so good, I am cooking it as I write, and waiting with my mouth watering for it to finish. I had this first in Dominica, too,(without the pigeon peas) and loved it. However, since I LOVE rice and peas or beans, I am cooking it with little red beans tonight. Is that sacreligious? Never mind, I will love it anyhow. I plan to save this site for other WI recipes. Someone stole my WI recipe book and I have missed it. Here's to GREAT eating!!



Asian peoples wash their rice too just like the trinis.



The recipe you displayed is similar to that of my late aunt (god rest her soul). Her hand was so sweet when it came to pelau, I want to try your recipe the only thing is her pelau was a little bit darker, how do you suggest I darken it?


Hey, someone asked about Callaloo-my mother in law is from Trinidad and makes it. My husband tried it and did a great job. He combines frozen okra and spinach (3 boxes of each) in a tall pot, then he added salted meat like pork neckbones for flavor. Then he sprinkled in some Adobo seasoning, pepper, and let it stew on medium/high heat for about 35 minutes stir and let sit for another 15 minutes on medium.....then he took out the bones and peeled the meat off. Put the bones to the side. Then, pour some the callaloo into a blender, hit blend for about 10 seconds, but don't push button down all the way-continue until you have blended it all. Then, that's it, he loves it over white rice. This should work for about 6 people.


Truly a Great Meal and I have cooked it many different ways (chicken, beef, pork, peas & carrot, Pigeon peas, Blackeye peas, Red peas) and it is a tradition on Saturdays. You can get creative with this recipe but for the true Trini its Chicken pelau. You must have a Zaboca (Avocado)
and either watercress or cabbage finely shredded with olive oil, lime, salt and black pepper. Don't forget a RAW HOT PEPPER.


Hi, I congratulate you on Merry Christmas!


Happy New Year! Happiness and success in 2011.


Interesting site, always a new topic .. good luck in the new 2011. Happy New Year!


Interesting site, always a new topic .. good luck in the new 2011. Happy New Year!


With the new 2011. Year! Congratulations.

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