In the Caribbean, food withholds a purpose much greater than sustenance.  It is the direct connection to our culture, customs adapted from our ancestors, and traditions past down from loves ones.  My grandmother introduced me to Caribbean Cuisine.  Sundays after church people would come from all over the island for a plate from Sister Chris. She woke up a the crack of dawn to prepare such delicious meals and I always volunteered to be her little helper.  As payment, she would make me treats like coconut tart, sugar cake, gooseberry stew, tamarind stew and peppermints.  Looking back, I was so blessed to have shared those experiences with her, which now allows me to be able to share these treats with you.