Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Pastelle Recipe here...

in Trinidad and Tobago banana trees are also called 'fig trees'; so we talk about 'green fig' and 'fig leaf'

so therefore the haiku from the image could we read locally as

fig trees
fig leaves will wrap pastelles
for Christmas menus
--gillena cox


Devika Jyothi said...

lovely haiga and delicious, Gillena ...i love the smell of those pastelles in smoked banana leaves :)

we do make pastelles wrapped in banana leaf -- there's a simple sweet one with coconut grating and banana slice, cardomom and jaggery/sugar; and non-veg too -- but the Trini mix seem different --(haha i have made it a whole recipe post!

but i never knew banana trees were called fig,


Gillena Cox said...

yes Dev that's the way we Trinis say it :)
Oh and your sweet recipe; we make a similiar one which is called 'sweet pamee' hope i spelt it correctly

much love

Devika Jyothi said...

pamee--ha, i had a friend, whom we called pamee -- Pamela was her name :)

& our sweet pastelle is called ottada or just ada :)

Trini and Kerala seem to have some links :)


Unknown said...

I prefer that letters are more clear and larger.
Very good balance in color tone that makes unique mood.

I like it.


Lorraine said...

Lve love this, I love Chirstmas, you give me an advance taste ;)

Gillena Cox said...

seems T&T and Kerala, we do have a lot in common; there was at high school a girl we also called Pamee, i think though a more correct spelling for the 'sweet pastelle' would be paymee, again thats my spelling of the word, hope i got it right this time :)

Sakuo san
thank you for visiting and critiquing, much appreciated

me too i love Christmas a whole lot; my favorite time of the year

much love

Devika Jyothi said...

okay :)