i'm Kenria,

welcome to my KITCHEN!

I am the chef & writer behind the food blog Persimmon & Thyme and the confectionary company Paradise Gourmet Doughnuts & Co. My passion for food began shortly before my sophomore year of high school where my dreams of travel, competition and writing quickly blossomed. From then to now, my life has completely revolved around the Culinary Arts. Having had the opportunity to compete abroad, pursue an education at my alma mater Johnson & Wales University and live out my island to city fantasies in Providence, Rhode Island.

About Persimmon & Thyme:

After completing my senior year of Undergrad — my goal was to create a platform that depicted my relationship with food outside of college. Beyond the walls of ramen and hot pockets, where my experiences and daily doses of nostalgia could wander. 

My love of food comes to life in the form of " Persimmon & Thyme". A blog devoted to my fixation with the craft and the emotions evoked through flavors, textures and colors. From recipes & cooking tips to meal prep ideas & remixes. My desire is for others to explore their plates, as their palates are refined.

The name of this blog was inspired by my interests in both Asian & Bahamian cuisine. The persimmon, a sweet, orange fruit that is widely cultivated and originated in areas of Eastern Asia. It's unique counterpart thyme, is an aromatic herb quite commonly found in the vast majority of dishes prepared here in The Bahamas.

I believe that cooking should always be fun and food made to be savored. My love for this art form continues to bloom through the knowledge of ingredients and the love of a good meal; with dessert of course! Yummy recipes that I myself have prepared and devoured! Let's eat, share memories & maybe even create new ones, as we explore the world and our pantries. One plate at a time.

About Paradise Gourmet:

Beyond the recipes, chit-chats and photos –– Paradise Gourmet is a physical representation of Persimmon & Thyme as it gives readers and subscribers an opportunity to indulge. Paradise Gourmet Doughnuts & Co. is a home based confectionary specializing in artisanal doughnuts & specialty confections. The vision behind PGD is to provide delicious variations of doughnuts, quick breads & other favored desserts with a unique twist. Our menu items are altered quite often, leaving much room to enjoy an array of gourmet confections on a weekly basis. 

Welcome to specialty doughnuts dusted with sugar and confections covered in chocolate.

Welcome to Paradise Gourmet, where each and every one of our products are homemade, handmade and made in paradise.


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