Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Honey Jerk spiced ham

"Christmas is coming"

I find it interesting that we don’t jerk hams, well I’ll take that back. I have seen a few companies sell jerk seasoned ham. But in the grand scheme of holiday hams, jerk is not on the top of recipes you grab for. Today that may all change. I made a very simple jerk rub, quite similar in flavor and texture to the Walkers wood variety. I added my favorite honey to the mix and made a pretty good ham.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Chicken Marsala

"Christmas is coming"

Mushrooms, garlic and wine anyone? This is almost one of the easiest thing I have cooked thus far. Chicken marsala is a dish I’ve always had at restaurants but never thought to cook. I generally try to cook recipes for the holidays that is easy to feed a crowd. This one fits the bill perfectly.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Jamaican Rice and peas

"Christmas is coming"

I am finally adding a Jamaican rice and peas recipe to the blog. Its flavorful the rice is perfectly cooked and very flavorful. It’s a staple in most households for Sunday dinner and if you eat lunch daily, it’s the side dish most served with every cooked lunch. Coconut milk, allspice, scallion’s, onions and scotch bonnet pepper are used to flavor this delicious side dish. Once you get the hang of if you are sure to make it all the time, especially for the rice lovers.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Salmon in a lemon dill coconut cream sauce

"Christmas is coming"

It’s shocking how far I’ve come in the development of my palate.  There was a time where I would never put rosemary or dill anything to my mouth. Even salmon I hated at one point. And now what do we have here? Salmon and dill? It’s a miracle, a extremely delicious creamy and flavorful miracle.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sage chive and smoked mozzarella honey cream Biscuits

"Christmas is coming"

It’s that time again; recipes to grace your holiday table will be on the blog all November. As usual I start it off with some biscuits. Every year I tweak and make variations of my favorite easy cream biscuits. Today we are using sage, chives and smoked mozzarella.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Spicy pumpkin potato salad

Pumpkin Everythang!

Last May while in NY for mother’s day and a slew of graduations, I made a roasted poblano pepper potato salad that was so good. It was definitely in my top 5 potato salads ever made.  Every time I make a potato salad it is always a unique one with a different flavor and completely different ingredients. Today I decided to bring back my roasted poblano pepper potato salad with sweet roasted pumpkins added to the mix.

Pumpkin apple sausage fritters

Pumpkin Everythang!

Jamaican fritters are probably one of the easiest things you can whip up for breakfast that will make everyone happy. They are so versatile, you can basically add anything to them and they will turn out delicious. We generally make sausage, bacon, salt fish or banana fritters. Since its pumpkin month I decided to make some pumpkin fritters.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Pumpkin Chili Cheese Pasta

Pumpkin Everythang!

Have you ever had one of those days where you wanted to make a quick and easy dinner in one pot? That was me the day I made this concoction. I had a small pack of ground beef, some pumpkin, left over frozen blocks of cheese from past recipes, a box of spaghetti and a dream that it would all come together and be delicious.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Roasted Pumpkin and pepper cheese dip

Pumpkin Everythang!

This is the best thing you can have in your refrigerator when hungry bites. A nice bag of pumpkin cheese dip to make sandwiches, eat on crackers, carrot and celery sticks, I would even spread this on burgers…this would actually be excellent on a burger. Just all in all a great dip that everyone should have on hand.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Ital Pumpkin Rasta Pasta

Pumpkin Everythang!

What is rasta pasta? The general consensus is that it’s any pasta dish which utilizes the colors of the Rastafarian flag, yellow , red and green. I notice when you google rasta pasta, the results are filled with a whole bunch of pasta recipes which contain meat. I have to admit I found it quite amusing, since the true Rastafari is vegan. Some die hearted ones don’t even use heat to cook their food, let alone top their pasta with grilled chicken. So I decided I would stick to what I’m sure is the origin and make a vegan, Rasta pasta.