One night on my bed after talking and spending some time with my Savior Jesus Christ the Son of the one and true living God , I was gazing at the moon from the window that’s located over our bed.
It was really bright and beautiful and I got excited, grabbed Mommy’s IPhone and started snapping numerous pics of the moon.
I smiled joyously back at the moon and then with it on the phone after the pics was taken lol. I then closed back the windows and laid on the bed scrolling through which images to keep and to discard.
While editing them the Lord stopped me in my tracks of excitement and told me to “Look.” I paused and I did a little closer and not through the eyes of my flesh but the Spirit. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I was like , “Wow!” When I saw the manly image shaped in the clouds that was around the moon that morning at 2:15 !! I was like , “Is that you?”
I know the enemy like playing games with our minds but it didn’t felt that way that morning at all whatsoever! I KNOW WHAT I SAW WAS REAL!
After spending some exciting and shocking moments with each image and what was displayed in them God told me that I have to share it on the blog! He was very serious about it and I told Him I would. He also instructed me to outline the image so that everyone can see what I saw!
Here are the images in their rightful order ~
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Hahaha! I think that’s one of the longest titles I’ve ever had for a blog post! Ha! 😀 I mean come on it’s food we’re talking about here right? 😉 Any who’s…. Goodnight and welcome back to….
*Brina my niece wasn’t featured in this production with me* 🙂
I recalled the first time when my niece Kabrina *Brina, Breens, etc for short* made Taco’s for the first time home with no assistance from any adult within the household and I tell you my friends it was SO good! I was blown away and she inspired me to create them myself!!! 😀
This recipe is quite simple! I used a lot of our local seasonings that are brewed on de islands that flavours our delicacies well and will leave you wanting for more and even of considering to reside in the isles!!! 😀
Here’s what to brew:~ Para Taco’s
• 1-2 two packs of unseasoned minced meat. *I used 1 pc*
• 1-2 packs of Ummmm…little things shaped like pockets that’s made out of flour I bought in the grocery near our vicinity that I forgot the name for! *shame*
Seasonings ~ Jamaica thyme, Big leaf thyme and well I don’t know the right name for the other kind of seasoning but we call it here on the islands seasoning bush lol 😀 ! but we know the difference from each seasoning due to the shape of the leaves.
Soya Bean Oil by Lotus *prior cooking of mince meat* another local item from de isles! 😀
Para Oven Baked Potatoes~
10 English potatoes *or more if you wish*
Cheese (New Zealand)
Seasonings~ Lime Pepper & Five Spice Powder. *seen below in the image* 🙂
Butter *this is used to rub on the inside of the baking pan, tray, etc so that the potatoes won’t stick to the surface and prior prevention from burning. I used Blue Band Butter. It’s one of our local items here 🙂 !
Para Fresh Salad~
1 Purple Cabbage *I used half*
1 Green Cabbage *I used half in this one too*
Lettuce *I didn’t used the entire thing*
1 tin of corn by Matouks
1 bottle of Mayonnaise by Swiss
*Sweet Tip~ Add sugar *brown* to salad for sweet taste! We love adding it to our salads & cold slaws* ❤
LET’S GET COOKING!!!
Season minced meat from two days before brew date! By this all the different flavors from each seasoning will marinate and kill the fresh scent from the meat. In metallic pot of your choice or frying pan is recommended as well place 1-2 table spoon of Soya Bean Oil and wait until it gets hot. Through in veggies or pack seasoning of your preferred choice *like I do* for extra flavor into pot and stir gently for a few minutes. Add the minced meat while mixing in the veggies or seasoning that was added before. Leave to cook properly for 5-10 minutes, before adding ketchup, bar-be-que sauce and at least 1/2 cup of water. Allow the sauce to thicken and then turn off. Leave meat in the pot until it’s time to place in the taco.
In a foil based baking tray or pan paste a small piece of butter back and forth and around the inward sides of tray/pan until fully greased. Place pockets facing down. Pop them into the oven at between 250-300° to warm up for 5-10 minutes on each side. They are basically already cooked when bought so just a quick warm up does them fine! After heating up, remove from out of oven and place on table or cool area in the kitchen for cooling purposes. 🙂
Wash potatoes thoroughly with firm side on the wash sponge which removes the dirt from off the skin. Place in water in pot on stove to boil for 15-30 minutes. Test with the sharp tip of a knife midway of potatoes to see if it’s soft. By doing this it shows whether it is cooked properly or not.
Before placing them on the baking tray, paste butter back and forth and to the sides of tray to prevent sticking/burning. Sprinkle Lemon Pepper and Five Spice Powder unto greased tray. Add sliced potatoes unto the tray and then sprinkle more of the selected seasonings. Lastly grate 1/3 of New Zealand cheese in a bowl or over potatoes before popping them into the oven at 350°.
Before these babies were placed in oven! I started eating them before they were baked lolol! It was too good to be true! Or was it? 😉 lol 😛
Leave for 10-15 minutes before checking potatoes. They must turn golden brown before you flip them over on the other side to bake. After other side is cooked, remove from out of oven and place on table, cooling rack etc for that purpose.
Last but not least the Salad! Grate both purple and green cabbage alongside with the carrots in large plastic bowl along with stripped Lettuce slices.*you can transfer to glass bowl or dish if you like after grating process* Open the tins of corn and add immediately into grated cabbage/carrot. Add mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Mixed it up all together and then place in refrigerator.
AND WE’RE DONE!!! Phew!
Well that’s it for now at the TamBrina’s shop! Thanks for being in the kitchen with us! Until then continue to….
Good Evening All! 🙂 How’s everyone doing thus far?
Every year when the Poui trees bear their radiant flowers on the isles I usually take images of it to share on the blog and categorized it under “Spring Time” since we here on the islands only experience two seasons which is rainy season and dry season.
Usually rainy season starts like within the late parts of April but unfortunately that has changed drastically. Right now we are still in the dry season. The climate has changed a lot and the sun is more hot than before. Mostly everything has dried up. Including the Poui trees in our yard sadly. They didn’t birth much flowers at all and it was pretty sadden for me.
It shows that our time on earth is quickly coming to an end. The earth is ready for redemption. She’s dying. Dying for new life. For restoration as we are along with her. My spirit felt grieved when I saw nothing but dry leaves on the ground below the tree but I still found joy in the midst of it all. I was happy to be alive to still capture His creations. It was a little different this year for me where this is concerned but I still admire the lessons learnt from nature’s various stages of change and growth. Be blessed & uplifted! God bless ❤
I love this blessed twin island state my Father have placed me here for a temporal stay to do His eternal work! It’s beautiful, rich in diversity, multiculturalism, history, good food, excitment and so much more. It’s one of the only countries in the entire world that is named after God’s Triune Deity. *La Trinity/Trinidad: The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit.*
No matter the grimance and darkness hours this nation faces we always survive and is fortunate to overcome and move forward stronger than ever only by the grace of Jesus. I’ve seen God saved this country over and over and over from massive earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, plagues and so much more that I saw wiped out neighboring isles not too far from us and even countries abroad to literally nothing and we only got just a tip of the iceberg from those disasters and I know it was only because of God’s hands of grace and mercy over this isle!
And because of that I think we took Him for granted and still haven’t turned from our wicked ways as a people and as a nation called by God. So through this virus we are currently fighting against I believe we will truly turn to Him this time. In the midst of it we are still able to see the light at the end of the tunnel for the grand restoration, rebuilding and spiritual revival of my homeland. I love it and I won’t trade living anywhere else in the world for it! I’m blessed to be both a citizen of heaven and a citizen of Trinidad & Tobago.
Felìz Cumpleãnos Trinitario y Tobago! Dios bendiga ese paìs siempres! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ *Happy birthday Trinidad and Tobago! God bless this country always! 😀
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Hallo, Wie gehts? *Hello, How are you?* German 🙂 This trip was a blessing and a lesson as well alongside my bestie, her sister Denise, a family friend Awong and myself! We had originally planned to go Toco but God changed our plans and led us to go Maracas instead.
Toco Beach. *photo belongs to http://www.tripadvisor.com* via google search.
To be honest I was disappointed because of the change and during the week God was speaking to us and showing us where He wanted us to go instead but we weren’t seeing it until the day came and we learnt why He wanted us to go Maracas! I learnt that to go where God wants you to go and NOT where you want to go. Due to us repenting for our stubbornness and obedience to His guide, He blessed us with another trip surprisingly! Thank you Lord! You are great!
Maracas is known as one of the most picturesque bays on the islands due to several tourists that visited de island commentary, that’s located on the North Coast Peninsula of Trinidad. It’s one of the most popular beaches here and although before I had disagreed on it not being the most beautiful bay, I take that back!
*via google search trover.com*
Seeing it in real away from pictures on the internet is B R E A T H E T A K I N G ❤ My goodness! I never knew Trinidad was so scenic! What a blessed country God placed me to live in! It’s truly a gem friends. It. Truly. Is.
The road to the bay run through tall, hemispheric, mountains that overlooks the village of Maracas and also other bays that are private and separated from each other by mountains & valleys. Before you reach the beach location, there is a magnificent lookout that Dee and myself took pictures of on our way home…or so we thought! 😉
The first roll of pics were taken by Dee! Enjoy! 😀
The tide was really high that day.
If you look carefully, you’ll see a birdie high up in this palm tree!
Took a pic of me taking a pic of the sea ahaha!!! 😛
The bay was very hospitable to us by offering us fresh fruits with a pinch of salt & sand! 😉
This bridge on the beach takes you over the river that intersects/runs into the sea to a mini play park for the kiddies and vendors alongside the other end of the bay that sells sweet tasty, local delicacies and other treats! 🙂 It was worth crossing lol!
Wherever you lead I’ll follow you Lord…. ❤
Each mountain is shaped as a different animal that separate the bays from the lookout. The first one, a turtle, second a dolphin and the third a crocodile! Do you see them? We did!
I would NEVER forget how strong the Lord’s presence, love & peace was felt here when I stared otherworldly at His majestic creations! I saw His greatness before my eyes and had to burst out in praises to the King ❤ God. Is. REAL!!!!
Second roll of images captured by me….
Tammy & Diana ❤
Uncle Sam’s bark and shark is de best! No lie allyuh! *I’m not lying you’ll/it’s the truth* Translation. You have to try it whenever you visit! It was so good! We Trini’s LOVE to have this as well as our international visitor’s whenever visiting Maracas! 😀
The glory of the LORD overshadows me wherever I go for His glory ❤
After capturing images, wailing constantly in ohs and ahs, discussing after lunch about the Lord and His Word, walking the large bay from beginning to end and from the end back to the beginning, trying to assist a guy with his phone camera, interrupting a wedding *somewhat* lol, pondering whether to bathe or not and well it was a lot of pondering we did and our feet decided to happily enjoyed the sea bathe instead for the body, so yeah 😥 lol we were sad about our departure buttttt little did we know that we were heading into another adventure, when we lately noticed that our route to home did not. Look. Familiar….!
*via google search wrong way clipart sign*
When we questioned Awong and he told us Mount St. Benedict, we couldn’t be more excited for we always wanted to visit there! God is so good!
Mount St. Benedict is located in the Northwestern vicinity of St. Augustine, Tunapuna on top of a very high, wining hill that overlooks the East/Southern side of Trinidad. It’s rich in history and also in beauty if you’d asked me 😉 it holds a church, school and other facilities. To know more about Mount St. Benedict you can click on this link:- http://www.mountstbenedictabbey.org
The drive was soothing and the views were stunning on our way there. We didn’t get much time to venture around/ take photo’s because service was going on and they were just about to close, but the 10-15 minutes was worth the panoramic view, tranquility & mediating on God’s Word that I saw operating in life before me…
I’ll forever be chasing after you….. I’ll be chasing after you my Lord… ❤
Overall it was a blessed & enjoyable trip! We ended it with thanks to Almighty && purchasing de best tasting street food on de Avenue at night doubles! It was so good as per usual!
*via google search Trinidad food*
I never had it in the night before and it didn’t do my tummy no harm! Ha! 😉 I can’t wait to see where God will lead us to venture to next! I know it’s going to be amazing! Thank you for reading & coming along with us via photo’s lol! God bless and continue to…..
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Original Date taken: 24/08/2019.
More gracious gems have joined the family. I haven’t named since these two already have names. If I do that’ll be double naming them right? 😉 haha! God bless and much love! Enjoy! ❤
Rose Bush *I was so happy when I saw the color her first flower bloomed in! Ah my gash! In my fav color! Pink! ❤ *
Sweet Peppers *my nephew planted these and they are doing well thus far* 🙂
Offsprings from Rose *just a lil bonus added* 😀
GOOD MORNING! 😀
Another beau from my Father’s large list of flowers He created has been added al familía de jardin *to the garden family* at home.
Her name is Morning Glory. She awakes only in the morning and sleeps for the rest of the day until morning again. She bloomed very quickly and I was blessed by the beauty of her petals! ❤ her leaves are a bit dirty due to where we had to plant her, for her survival during the dry season. But God continues to remain merciful to her as He are with us despite no matter how messed up we may think we are. ❤ And imagine He loves us way more than thousands of morning glory flowers! ❤
No filter was added to these natural images of her! I just couldn’t! She’s too lovely! Be blessed! Byes! 😀 !