A TASTE OF HOME (JAMAICA) #PICKLED RED HERRING AND SAUTEED CABBAGE

So, over the week-end, I went a tad naughty and indulged in dish atypical of my weekly diet. All roads led me to a Jamaican experience. Needed something tasty and a little salty. Knew what I had to do. Didn’t have to venture far. Had left-over pickled red herring in close sight in refrigerator. Because¬†Continue reading “A TASTE OF HOME (JAMAICA) #PICKLED RED HERRING AND SAUTEED CABBAGE”

A JAMAICAN FAVE #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER FISH

This old favorite of mine was due for an early revisit. After making a delicious fish broth(tea) with the heads of my two snapper along with root vegetables, I decided to continue the traditional way and did a Jamaican escovitch fish dish with the remainder of my snapper. Although this dish is predominately served duringContinue reading “A JAMAICAN FAVE #ESCOVITCHED SNAPPER FISH”

FRESH MILK FROM NATURE ##FRESH COCONUT MILK

We all have (well, many of us) super busy lives. And, as a result, when it comes to our dietary needs, it makes it very challenging to sometime go the wholesome and healthy routes. It is quite easy and convenient to visit our respective neighborhood store and buy the ready-made food products on hand. And,Continue reading “FRESH MILK FROM NATURE ##FRESH COCONUT MILK”

WARM WEATHER QUENCHER ##WATERMELON SALAD

There’s no denying, summer temperatures are already present. And when the reading on the thermostat takes a nose-dive I know that it’s time to adjust my culinary habits. During this period, I seek dishes that are light, easy and tasty. I don’t wish to be laboring endlessly in front of a stove. Gone are theContinue reading “WARM WEATHER QUENCHER ##WATERMELON SALAD”

I’LL BE HAVING MY WAY WITH THESE MANGOES IN THE NEAR FUTURE ##MANGO SALSA

One of the beauties of spring is that it brings us the blossoming trees. And one of them is the mango tree. It seems like yesterday I observed this specimen laden with breath-taking blossoms frolicking in the breezes. Now, these blossoms have given way to¬† firm, green immature fruits hanging from the branches. Just beholdingContinue reading “I’LL BE HAVING MY WAY WITH THESE MANGOES IN THE NEAR FUTURE ##MANGO SALSA”

STARBUCKS IS GOING COCONUTS!…##COCONUT MILK

Once again, our neighborhood coffeehouse, Starbucks is testing a new idea; more of a product, coconut milk. Actually, they have tried it in San Diego, California and Washington before and the response seemed to have been favorable. As a result, based on customers’ demand, they have added coconut milk on their menu. Sometime this month,Continue reading “STARBUCKS IS GOING COCONUTS!…##COCONUT MILK”

A SUPER DELIGHTFUL/HEALTHY STUFFED CHAYOTE (CHO CHO) DISH TO WHET YR APPETITE

Chayote is a squash-like fruit/vegetable(?) that is predominantly sold in markets in the veggie section. But, because of its light green and pear-like appearance some consider it a tropical fruit. It is originally grown in Mexico and Central America. The name varies from region to region. In Jamaica, it’s called “cho cho”. And traditionally it’sContinue reading “A SUPER DELIGHTFUL/HEALTHY STUFFED CHAYOTE (CHO CHO) DISH TO WHET YR APPETITE”