Thai Pumpkin and Ginger Soup

I love Saturdays and I love soup–this is no surprise to anyone. Oddly enough when I was a child, I never wanted to hear that we were having soup for supper or lunch–I just never thought that a soup could satisfy my hunger.  I was proven wrong every single time however; and I always wanted a…

Live at the Tommy Hilfiger Spring Collection Launch

It’s been way too long since I’ve been here and I apologise sincerely! I’ve been way too busy working on blogs, websites and social media for other people than myself–classic case of the barber with a bad haircut. Well I’ve had enough! Time to share what’s been going on over the last few months! May…

R.I.P Frankie Knuckles

On March 31st, 2014, the world lost another legend. The “Godfather of House Music”, Frankie Knuckles (Born Francis Nicholls) was pivotal in the development of the house music genre and movement as a DJ, producer and re-mixer. In 2004, The city of Chicago named a stretch of street after Knuckles for this role. With several…

Happy Nu Year

Introducing Nu-Grooves Vol.1–A new series showcasing the latest in soul, neo-soul, nu-funk and deep soulful house grooves hand picked and mixed by yours truly. ‘Nu-Grooves Vol.1’ features some of 2013’s finest gems including tracks from: The Foreign Exchange, Robert Glasper, Dwele, Full Crate & Mar and UK soul legend Omar. This mix starts off slow…

Recipe and Wine of the Week: Mango and Avocado Salsa

Mango and avocado season–my favorite time of the year! I mean who doesn’t love a ripe avocado spread onto a toasted bread with freshly cracked black pepper and salt? The list can go on and on about the many ways to enjoy avocados. Personally I love making a guacamole with my avocados because of its…

A Punny Thing Worth Sharing: Food + Movies

For those who know me quite well, I’m a huge fan of puns and witty plays on wording. I’m also a food lover so when I came across a blog that digitally alters movie posters using photoshop and clever food puns, it would only seem fitting that I share this ‘chuckle-worthy’ piece of creativity. Snack…

R.I.P George Duke

Yesterday the world lost yet another musical legend..a genius of a keyboardist, composer, producer, singer and writer in both jazz and mainstream genres. George Duke recently recorded what would be his last album called ‘Dreamweaver‘. This album was a tribute to his wife who passed away a year ago. ‘Brazilian Love Affair’ still remains one…

New Mix: Grab Your Passport!

Hey folks, Check out my latest mix–A laid back, downtempo, lounge vibe. Pack your bags…DJ Shyguy steps out of his shell, and takes you on an International journey through sound. Today’s destination? Just take a listen and you shall find out. This mix begins with a tour of Asia and ends in a random smokey,…

49 Minutes of Pleasure: Mixed by Shyguy

Here’s my latest mix (actually this one was recorded on October 2011)…Hope you enjoy it! 1) Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo 2) LDFD – Outta Control 3) Cassius – I Love You So 4) The Weeknd – What You Need 5) Portishead – Numb 6) Late Night Sneaky – The Midnight Hour 7) Theophilus London –…

Recipe & Wine of the Week

I know Christmas is around the corner and I could have easily posted an amazing turkey recipe or any other seasonal dish for this weeks food and wine feature; I figured though that since there are several (probably more reliable sites for these types of recipes), I decided against posting any Christmas recipes and instead, I’ve…

Recipe & Wine of the Week

Yesterday around 5pm while I was getting ready to leave work, quite happy that we got paid and ready to treat myself to a meal at a nice restaurant in Port of Spain.  I thought to myself…wait…I could easily spend over $250 on a meal and a glass of wine, only to rummage through my…

Recipe and wine of the week

*Recipe and Image Courtesy of Food Network Canada Citrus Fennel Salad With Champagne Viniagrette             2 Large Fennel bulbs (keep the green fronds for garnish) Zest from 1 lemon, lime and orange Small handful of toasted pie nuts (If you can’t get pine nuts slivered almonds would suffice) Champagne Viniagrette Juice of 1 lemon and orange…

Recipe and wine of the week

*Image Courtesy of Nugget Market Marinated Chicken Breasts stuffed with Sage and Mozzarella 4 slices of mozzarella cheese 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts A handful of fresh sage leaves 4 tsp butter room temp. 1 clove of garlic 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper A bottle of Chardonnay (see wine-of-the-week) 1 onion Marinade: Good quality extra…

Recipe of the Week: Split Peas and Rice With Okra & Coconut Milk

Split peas and rice is an easy delicious dish served best with saltfish and a good cocktail. I enjoy the layers of flavors and the versatility of this dish. I added okra and coconut milk to the mix for a more intense and flavorful experience for your taste-buds. Saturday lunch doesn’t get any better than…

Nestle Professional Food Expo

Earlier this month I had the honor of being invited to a Food Expo hosted by Nestle. Unfortunately due to circumstances far beyond my control (no seriously–way beyond my control), I could not attend. I really wanted to use this event as an opportunity to catch up on my blog and get back into my…