Category: Food & Beverage

Christmas Recipes for Classic Jamaican Dishes

It’s Christmas time, and that means plenty of getting together with family and friends … and that means plenty of wining and dining. Here are some simple recipes for classic Jamaican holiday favourites. Add your own personal flair for flavour.

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Jamaican Christmas Recipe: Spicy Glazed Meatballs – A Fancy H’ors d’ouevres in 5 Minutes or Less

5-Minute Spicy Glazed Meatballs Ingredients 10-12 meatballs 10-12 pineapple chunks, canned Sauce 2 tbsp mayonnaise 2 tsp hot sauce 1 tsp honey 2 tsp pineapple juice (form the can used for the pineapple chunks) 2 tsp extra virgin oil (double

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Tips & Tricks to Afford Restaurant Week on a Budget

So, it’s here again. Restaurant Week is a time when people get together and take the opportunity to enjoy fine dining on a budget. Despite the great deals and price packages available during this period, there are still some persons

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Restaurant Week

Every November for the past 13 years, Jamaicans have been invited to dine out as part of Restaurant Week. What began as a tentative date has now become a staple on many calendars, and many relish the opportunity to have

The Magic of Jamaican Ginger

Nothing gives a dish or juice the same zest and verve that Jamaican ginger does. This spicy rhizome carries a stinging kick and a snappy zip that takes food and juices from mundane to miraculous. What is fruit juice in

Recipe: Okra & Tomato Salad

Here’s a light, quick and easy recipe using bacon, tomatoes and okra. It’s quite unusual, but also healthy and fun. INGREDIENTS 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup chopped Jamaican onion 1  1/2 pound Jamaican okra 4 large Jamaican tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced

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What’s the Beef About Brazilian Corned Beef?

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the Jamaican Government “imposed an immediate ban on imports of corned beef originating from Brazil”. This was in response to reports from Brazilian authorities that several major Brazilian meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry,

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What Is Coconut Oil Good For?

Coconut oil is one of the most diverse and handy substances you can have in your house. In Jamaica, we have known this for a very long time. In the days before the popularity of mass produced lotions and body rubs,

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What Nutraceuticals Can Do For Jamaica

The nutraceutical industry is worth an estimated $270 billion, and that figure is expected to increase to over $600 billion by 2018. Of the 160 plants declared to have medicinal properties worldwide, over 80 are endemic to Jamaica. Executive director of

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Christmas in Jamaica: What We Remember

Jamaicans are a truly unique breed of people with a predictable set of traditions at Christmas time. When it comes to especially food, music and clothes, Christmas in Jamaica has a very specific feeling and flavour. Here are some of the

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