Sunday morning found me in quite a beautiful place. Fall was in my presence. I allowed the fluttering breezes and the comfortable air to snatch me. Finally, South Florida is experiencing Fall (Florida-style). Yes, temperatures were flirting in the upper 60’s and early 70’s.
Of course with splendid weather as that, I switched off the air-conditioning and flung open my windows and doors. I was in heaven. There was one major thing on my mind as I breathed in fresh and cool air. I decided to indulge in all the splendor and have breakfast on my back patio.
In my humble kitchenette, I whipped up a small can of Jamaican’s favorite and national dish, ackee and codfish.
I had some left-over steamed Jamaican spinach (callaloo) from the previous day. I made use of same and warmed in microwave oven. On the side, there was a serving of fried plantains and boiled bananas and dumplings. I couldn’t resist, I had to add nature’s creamy butter (avocado).
A hot kettle of fresh mint tea completed my Jamaican spread. And, as I sipped on a cup, I my heart was warm from watching the paddling ducks. Of course, so was my stomach.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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