Cooking Ackee & Salt fish

Preparing Ackee & Salt fish

It is a very simple task to prepare Ackee and Salt fish.  You will need the following ingredients: 3 cups boiled ackee 1/2 cup salted fish (cod fish) 1 tablespoon chopped escellion 1 tablespoon chopped onion 1/2 tablespoon chopped garlic 1/4 tablespoon chopped hot pepper 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon diced tomato 1 … Continue reading Preparing Ackee & Salt fish

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Preparing Ackee For Cooking

It's ackee season again, and that can only mean one thing for us ... ackee and cod fish meals. The ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica and it is used in the preparation of our national dish - Ackee and Salt-fish (cod fish).Ackee can be eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and had as … Continue reading Preparing Ackee For Cooking

bird eating custard apple

Jehovah Jireh – the Lord our Provider

The birds that visit our yard frequently have found it bare.  The grass seeds and other fruits they normally feed on have withered during the dry spell.  None the less, a few birds have started eating our custard apples. This is just how the Lord provides for them.  They wont' starve to death, He has … Continue reading Jehovah Jireh – the Lord our Provider

Apple Banana tree

The Dry Spell is now Over

The dry spell that was upon us since December 2012 is now over.  We had a light rain last week, but what is one shower of rain in drought? It also drizzled a couple days ... which was nothing to write home about; but today we got our first real downpour.  It was welcoming! Now … Continue reading The Dry Spell is now Over

Jamaican Otaheite Apple

Otaheite Apples

It's Apple season again and fruit vendors have their market stalls filled with our Jamaican Otaheite Apple. This is one of my favourite fruits. The Otaheite Apple or Malay Apple is soft and juicy,  it is not as sweet as the apples we import from the USA. The Jamaican Otaheite apples come into season about three … Continue reading Otaheite Apples

Okra plant

Okra plants

The Okra plants in our hill are producing fruit, even during the dry spell. I find Okra plants easy to grow in any type of soil and they require little maintenance. The okra is not our favourite vegetable.  This is because it is slimy after it is steamed or boiled; however, this slimy vegetable helps … Continue reading Okra plants