HAPPY NEW YEAR!! #2016!!

Once again, another year is  rapidly coming to a close. It makes you wonder where time has elapsed. But, ready or not, 2016 is almost here. With that being said, we (well, most of us) will be doing reflections on 2015. We will also be actively making resolutions for the new year. We are humans,…

HOLIDAY GREETINGS!!

MAY YOU HAVE JOY AND PEACE DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND REMEMBER TO BE KIND TO YOUR LOVED ONES AS WELL AS YOUR BEAUTIFUL PALATES!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! FELIZ NAVIDAD!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

A MAHI MAHI CATCH!! #PAN-SEARED FISH

My palate and I were in a seafood kind of mood for supper. It was quite a delightful change to place  a hold on the feathery one (chicken) and indulged in a light yet satisfying seafood meal. On my last shopping trip I secured a couple Mahi mahi steaks. Mahi mahi are commonly known as…

CHICKEN THIGHS SMOTHERED IN HOME-MADE APPLE SAUCE

I felt like a mad scientist while I chopped, and diced ingredients for  my roasted chicken thighs and side dishes. You see, one can eat chicken a ‘million’ and one ways. But, without the input of certain spices and other ingredients, these dishes can leave a ‘blah’ taste to the taste buds. I was seeking…

A SIDE I COULDN’T RESIST #ROASTED PUMPKIN/SWEET POTATOES

For the fall, this dish has become one of my absolute favorites. I’ve traveled this fork of the road before and I liked same. Maybe, it’s the sweet/tart tastes along with the warm spices of ginger and cinnamon and the contrasting salty flavor of the bits of feta cheese. Guys, I’m harping about my roasted…

JAMAICAN CHRISTMAS FRUIT CAKE IN CUPCAKE SIZES

A miniature version of Jamaica’s traditional Christmas fruit cake. Decided to bake some in a cupcake format. This cake is made with candied fruits simmered/infused with spirits (alcohol): Wray/Nephew White Rum, Red Label Wine and Brandy. Molasses and food browning were added for a dark brown hue. As usual, Santa will be delivering a few…

PUTTING IT BACK! #CORNMEAL PORRIDGE

Woke up to a long overdue autumn air (Florida-style).  With that cool and refreshing air banging on my doors, I decided to fling open the windows and doors.  I did a  few stretches and a jog. After I completed my work out, something comforting was on my mind. Decided on an old favorite from my…

THE CRANBERRY WAY!! CRANBERRY-FILLED CREPES

On my last shopping trip, fuzzy-headed me forgot to replenish my oatmeal. I didn’t allow that omittance to dapper my breakfast. I went sweet and tart with my flavors. I decided to prepare some whole-wheat crepes filled with home-made cranberry sauce. Because cranberries are very tart in taste  a generous squeeze of honey and sugar …

ENCORE PERFORMANCE #BRAISED CURRIED GOAT

Supper was an easy decision. A few days ago, I cooked a braised curried goat infused with a touch of white rum. I enjoyed and decided to reserve a portion for another time. Fast forward to today. Thus, it was with great delight that I went with the flow and partook of my lucky goat….

A TRADITIONAL JAMAICAN CHRISTMAS DRINK….SORREL (ROSELLE)

Originally posted on JUSTMEANDMYPOT.COM:
Sorrel is the flower from the hibiscus plant. It’s deep red in color which makes it just ideal for the yuletide season. Another name for it is Roselle. It takes approximately six months to mature. And is in full bloom during the Christmas period. Fresh Sorrel In Jamaica, sorrel drink…