Category: Food Month

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

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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

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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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Food Month Pot-pourri – 5 Fish Recipes

Feel like having fish for dinner this week? It’s Food Month, so how about trying something a little different from the traditional steamed or fried fish dishes? Here are five great recipes to try. Rainforest Seafood’s Jerk Marinated Salmon with

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Food Month Pot-pourri – The Gleaner’s Cookbooks

The Gleaner has been publishing Easter and Christmas cookbooks for a number of years, each filled with hearty recipes that evoke warm memories of moments spent in the kitchen with Mommy or Grandma or at the dinner table with the

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5 Things To Do This Weekend – Nov 14-16

TGIF! What are you up to this weekend? Here are five activities and events we recommend. Eat, Drink, Celebrate as Restaurant Week 2014 starts today, running until next Saturday, November 22. Enjoy the feast as 75 of Jamaica’s best restaurants will offer

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