Monthly Archives: August 2014

2014 GCA HONOREES – Dmitri Allicock awarded second prize – Godfrey Chin Prize for Heritage Journalism

2014 GUYANA FOLK FESTIVAL SEASON CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 GCA HONOREES

Godfrey Chin Prize for Heritage Journalism

Dmitri Allicock AwardNote: click document above to enlarge

The Amazing Calabash of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

THE AMAZING CALABASH OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

Calabash

Calabash Tree

The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not primarily for food, but for use as a water container. The bottle gourd may have been carried from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas in the course of human migration.

This tough prehistoric stubby looking tree belongs to the family Bignoniaceae and is rarely seen much taller than 15 feet with a leafy canopy that provide a natural shady cool playground for Guyanese children.

The light green calabash flower of five petals fuses into a funnel shape that give birth to large spherical fruits of more than one foot in diameter. The hard shell of the fruit encloses an acrid smelly whitish pulp and thin dark brown seeds. Continue reading

Benefits and uses of some Fruits and Vegetables of Guyana

BENEFITS AND USES OF SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

LemonsALL IT IS… IS A FROZEN LEMON!

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon, even the seeds, nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simple place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator.

Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, melons, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky…. the list is endless.  Continue reading