Category: Food Month

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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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

15 Tips For Staying Hydrated

Water is life, they say. But unless you live in parts of the world where there is constant deprivation of this basic need, you can lose sight of how very true this statement is – or of how dehydrated you

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 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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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Craslyn Benjamin

Name: Craslyn Benjamin Age: 30 Name of business: Benlar Foods Limited Your job title: Chief Executive Officer Age at which you started your business: 27 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Possessing the ability to work hard

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Food Month Pot-pourri – Cuckoo For Coconuts!

History The word ‘coconut’ is derived from the Portuguese ‘coco,’ which means ‘grinning face,’ due to the fact that the three indentations (eyes) on the nut resemble the face of a monkey. According to the Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage, coconut trees

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