Saturday, January 29, 2011


Look at these tomato plants
 pwa nwa (black beans)
kalalou-- don't recall the name in English but it is usually about three inches long, green and star-shaped when cut sideways.  It's a popular veggie in the southern states.
From wikipedia:
Callaloo is widely known throughout the Caribbean and has a distinctively Caribbean origin, created by enslaved Africans using ideas of the indigenous people along with both African (okra) and indigenous (Xanthosoma) plants (See Palaver Sauce for the West African dish). Trinidadians have embraced this dish from their ancestors and over time have added ingredients such as coconut milk to modify its flavor.


  1. Yes, okra. Collard greens and okra, hmmm.

  2. Callaloo is delicious. Kind of like a Caribbean spinach. All of a sudden, I have an urge for picklees though.

    Wishing you all the best, from the entire Starfish group...