These are a few photos I took while making coconut drops (candy) in our kitchen. Preparing The Banana Leaf The first thing I did was to cut a portion of a banana leaf from one of our banana trees outside. I’ll be using the leaf to put my drops on; if you don’t have banana… Read More Today’s Photos: Making Coconut Drops
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) which is also called Common Ginger, Cooking Ginger, Jamaican Ginger, and Ginger Root, is one of the most widely known kitchen herb that is used as a medicine.Ginger is a spice that is added to vegetable dishes, breads, cookies, puddings, cakes, pickles, and soups; and is a medicinal herb that has anti-viral,… Read More Ginger – An Unearthed Goodness
As children, we used to buy Asham at the end of each school day. It was sold in neatly rolled light brown paper and when we finished eating it, we always wished we had a bit more to enjoy. It has been years since I’ve seen Asham, but there have been many a day when… Read More Jamaican Asham – Quick & Easy
One common gift received in the early months of the year is a pack of gungo peas. We accept it wholeheartedly knowing that gungo peas are usually very expensive in the market. Gungo peas are actually Pigeon peas (Cajanus cajan) and we cook them in rice, and in soups. Today’s photos show the shelling of… Read More Shelling Gungo
One of the many cravings I have, is for green banana chips; and when we have several hands of green bananas in our kitchen, munching on banana chips is all I find myself thinking about. Most times, I just use two fingers of green bananas to make my chips, and this is how I make… Read More Homemade Green Banana Chips
February is not only known for Valentine’s Day, it also time for Ackee in Jamaica. Most of the fruits on our Ackee tree are ready for reaping.Today I picked a few ackees, I got two and a half dozen. Here are a few of my ackee photos.
There are now different varieties of Busta sweets in the stores, and today we bought two kinds – Busta sweets with rum and Busta sweets with peanuts. Today’s photos show Busta sweets with peanuts, and I must tell you, they are very tasty. Yum, yum, yum!