Monthly Archives: February 2013

American Celebrities With Trinidadian Roots

Everyday we learn something new. As the Greatest Show On Earth, Carnival, was swiftly approaching and I heard that Tatyana Ali. An actress of the highly rated television show “The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”, whose father is a Trinidadian of East Indian descent, was gracing the beautiful Island, accompanied by Actress Vivica Fox, Producer Damien Dante Wayans  and Actor Darrin Henson of Soul Food the TV series. I took the initiative, out of curiosity to do my own internet research in finding out the other celebrities of Trinidadan descent that reside in the U.S, or who were born and bred on the island from reality TV stars, actors, famous bloggers and artistes such as Nick Minaj along with Trinidad James.

During my research it was discovered that the following people are Trinidadian by descent of their parents;  Rapper, Foxy Brown. The first female Fashion Designer to design a Jordan sneaker Vashtie Kola, she is also a Directer/Cinematographer, Blogger and Stylist. Jackee Henry who acts as the mother of twin sisters, Tia and Tamera in the TV show “Sister Sisters”. Alfoso Riberio, who acts as Calton Banks in  “Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air”. Karyn Persons, who is also a cast member of the show acting as Hilary Banks. Romany Malice of “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and Point Guard for New York Knicks, Mike Bibby.

Foxy Brown

Rapper, Foxy Brown

Nicki Minaj At The Shoot Of Her Video In Trinidad, Pound The Alarm.

Rapper, Nicki Minaj, At Her Video Shoot In Trinidad, Pound The Alarm. As She Represents Her Country’s National Colors With Pride, Red, White And Black.

Rapper, Trinidad James

Rapper, Trinidad James

The Multitalented Vashtie Kola, Holding The Violet Sneaker She Designed For Jordan!

The Multi-talented Vashtie Kola, Holding The Violet Sneaker She Designed For Jordan!

To The Extreme Left Is Actress Tatyana Ali, For Carnival 2013!

To The Left Is Actress Tatyana Ali, For Carnival 2013!

Actress Karyn-Parsons.

Actress Karyn-Parsons.

Actor, Alfoso Riberio & His Daughter

Actor, Alfoso Riberio

Romany Malco

Actor, Romany Malice

 Knicks, Point Guard Mike Bibby.

Knicks, Point Guard Mike Bibby.

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Rihanna Acquires Temporary Restraining Order, Against Crazy Fan!

Picture Of Rihanna.

Picture Of Rihanna.

On Tuesday 26th February, 2013. The Bajan, 25 year old R&B singer Rihanna, acquired a temporary restraining order as a safety measure against a fan, Steveland Barrow who came within 100 yards. He has been released from custody. It is alleged that Barrow had the intention of breaking into RiRi’s, Los Angeles mansion last week. Instead he was caught forcefully gaining entrance to Rihanna’s neighbor residence, which he mistakenly took for hers. According to police reports, it was also alleged that Barrow slept in the master bedroom of the home.

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Fashion

Many people nowadays may see various celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Kim Kadarshian, Usher along with Chris Brown, amongst others. Attempting to imitate them so badly to the point where they alter themselves, becoming obsessed and unappreciated of their individuality. I have always been leader and never a follower. A guy that has been creative, when it comes to my fashion being original. Appearance is imperative, to me fashion tells a lot about a person such as  high self esteem, simplicity, their personality, creativity, or the individual is of high maintenance. It is also commonly used as a medium, for individuals to express themselves freely to the world. When it comes to fashion I admire and keep in mind this quote, by the Amani clothing brand founder and Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani. “Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered”.

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Promoting Long Life!

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce.

Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce.

“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon,”  a very wise quote from Doug Larson. Very often many of us find ourselves satisfying our taste buds to what may seem soothing, than what is healthy and beneficial for our bodies. I made the change to a healthier lifestyle approximately two years ago, with the aim of loosing weight and starting living a healthier lifestyle, by being more cautious of what I put into my body. Although the transition took a while in getting adjusted to as a result of  the vegetables being tasteless, dry and unenjoyable. My mom decided to make it interesting  to eat by exploring her creativity, adding a little bit of good tasting low fat cheese melted onto the steamed vegetables, cream corn along with a combination of all natural seasoning of her choice, to give it the flavor and aroma that will have my mouth watering. The key towards acquiring the taste for vegetables is, finding a healthy way of getting it to be tasty by incorporating a little of what you like. Now I enjoy eating steamed vegetables, I have it for lunch and dinner very regularly. It’s less time consuming to prepare, tasty, and at the same time healthy.

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Katie Johnson Of Beehive Cheese!

Beehive Cheese Company

Beehive Cheese Company

“Networking is the key towards finding a job after College because, it  allows you to create your own opportunities”. Ms Katie Johnson moved to Utah from California where she started working for Beehive Cheese which is a cheese company. Since her inception into the company she undertook the task of remodeling their website along with getting the companies audiences via Twitter and Facebook more engaged by posting things of their interest. Beehive Cheese was founded in 2005 by brothers in law and co owners Tim Welch and Pat Ford, who took the challenge of forfeiting their Cooperate American jobs to open a cheese company. As a result of the increase in the amount of American cheese makers within the last ten years of 75%, Tim with no doubt knew this was a business that would blossom.

Tim and Pat both considered purchasing a farm in New York making goat cheese. They then took a change since there was not much people in Utah venturing into making cheese and decided to do it in Utah, so that they could remain in their hometown and keep their families together. At the Utah State University Pat and Tim were enrolled into a few cheese making classes, where the professors worked with them both after realizing how serious they were about making cheese upon reviewing the business plan Tim presented to them. This resulted in the University loaning Beehive, their recipe they developed and perfected called the Promontory Cheddar cheese. Today Beehive uses the Promontory Cheddar as a base cheese of which all of their selection of cheeses are made from. There intention was to also make a cows milk cheese though they knew nothing about cheese making. Beehive cheese is based on small scale production which bake 1500 pounds of cheese a week.

Over the years the Utah State University have been monitoring the progress of the cheese making business through their case study. Now there are short courses available at the University which lasts from two to three days, aimed towards small scale cheese makers interested in learning how make cheese. In Utah there are approximately eight cheese artists and cheese makers. In 2013 at the American Cheese Society Conference, which is an organization that supports cheese making in the United States Beehive won various awards along with two other cheese makers. Beehive Cheese  from 2005 to 2013 has achieved twenty major awards has been featured in Culture magazine, a publication for cheese.

Beehive has a variety of cheese such as the Promontory Cheddar which is irish style, made from jersey cows milk and they have revolutionize it by implementing the unique technique called the rub rind, which adds flavor to their cheese by rubbing the outside of a twenty pound wheel of cheese, then leaving it to age between four to eight months. The most preferred cheeses amongst their customers are:- The Coffee and Lavender rub also know as the Barely Buzz  and the Big John’s Cajun which is rubbed with Cajun Spices. SeaHive is another cheese rubbed with real local sea salt is wild flower honey or slight bridge. TeaHive cheese which is rubbed with is rubbed with url grave tea, adding that floral aromatic aroma to ones taste buds. Last but not least Apple Walnut Smoked which is a smoked cheddar.

Distribution plays a major role in the buisness operations of Beehive. In 2009 they expanded the company’s growth, entering into distribution by sending their cheese to a main company and then this company distributes the product for sale, to cheese shops and groceries within their vicinity. These products can be sourced in the United States, European and Australian market. Never selling themselves short whilst attempting to increasing their revenues and opportunities. The experiment of Beehive cheese being  paired with red wine has been performed, and as of recently they have also journeyed into paring their range of cheeses with bear, at bear festivals. As of this  year, Beehive has made a commitment to continue focusing on providing their existing valued costumers, with the heights potential quality products and services without compromising their reputation, by relocating to a bigger factory in facilitating greater production because they are of the view that, “as production and growth increases, craftmanship of the product decreases”.

Most Preferred Beehive Cheeses, Amongst Cheese Lovers!

Barely Buzzed!

Barely Buzzed!

Big John's Cajun!

Big John’s Cajun!

SeaHive!

SeaHive!

TeaHive!

TeaHive!

Apple Walnut Smoked!

Apple Walnut Smoked!

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