Saturday, 17 August 2019

Honey Mustard Chicken


I can't believe it took me this long to post this recipe. This was a delicious weeknight dinner that I made and snapped a few pics of then posted to Instagram, saying the recipe would follow. And here we are, almost a month later, but this honey mustard recipe is finally here.

Monday, 15 April 2019

Grilled Salmon scallion pancake tacos with a fresh apple relish

"Something smells fishy"

I am still trying to get the hang of this motherhood blogger thing. It’s been quite a task to do these recipes and these blog posts with my little Elizabeth. According to The Bump, at 10 weeks old, she should be taking longer naps, sleeping even up to 6 hours. Today I got the longest sleep from her ever. She gave me roughly four and a half hours. This is the one and the only reason why I had time to make, eat, photograph and blog this recipe all in the same day. YAY ME!

Sunday, 14 April 2019

Jamaican Curry fish and bammy

"Something Smells Fishy"

I really enjoy cooking and eating fish. It’s no secret that escovitch fish is my all-time favorite. Brown stew and steam fish are not too far behind. But what about curry? We tend to curry lobster and shrimp more often than we do fish. And curry fish is just as delicious, if not more than. Because the fish meat can actually absorb all the juices better than the meat of the shrimp or lobster. So today its a delicious Jamaican pot of curry fish and bammy.

Sheet-pan shrimp “boil”

"Something Smells Fishy"

They always say when life gives you lemons make lemonade, but the saying assumes you have sugar and water. I have been MIA for what feels like the last 20 years from blogging. Life gave me a whole bag of lemons when my husband died four days after my last post, while I was 7 months pregnant. I was fresh out of sugar and water. Thank God for friends and family, who not only gave me sugar and water but made the lemonade for me and fed it to me. Fast forward four months later, Baby is born and healthy, I’m back to cooking and finally back to blogging. I have lost my biggest fan, but I’m still here by God’s grace. Next ill start back on video posts. Normally April would have been my month for vegan and vegetarian recipes, but I’m mixing it up and just finishing off the month with maybe 5 seafood recipes. The first being a super easy and very flavorful shrimp dish.

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Callaloo okra and pumpkin stuffed foil roast fish

"Christmas is coming"

If you’re thinking how is a whole fish even an option for Christmas dinner? then you have never had a Jamaican Christmas dinner. Fried escovitch fish is always an available item and in our family, we don’t do filets. We serve whole fish.  Usually, it’s the only seafood item on the table for anyone who doesn’t eat other animal protein, on second thought maybe we will have a shrimp curry in addition. But let us say you are that one guest who is pescatarian, then chances are the whole fish would be the highlight on your plate. With that said, I decided to dedicate this fish to that person who is coming to Christmas dinner, who may be tired of the escovitch fish (as if that’s even possible).

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Jamaican Rum and raisin vanilla bean ice cream

"Christmas is coming"

On a Sunday evening, you will find most Jamaicans on the hunt for their ice cream fix. The classics rum and raisin and grape nut ice cream are sure to be on the list of top choices. I am a little surprised that I don’t already have a rum and raisin ice cream on the blog. It’s not like I have never made it before. I guess I just forgot to post it. Its never usually my go-to choice for ice cream but growing up we always had it on hand because it was my father favorite.

Friday, 16 November 2018

Spicy shrimp and sausage pasta

"Christmas is coming"

Its November, another month of recipes for your holiday table. In Jamaica we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we throw down for Christmas dinner. However, these recipes will work perfectly for your Thanksgiving dinner as well, if you want a departure from the green bean casserole and cranberry sauce. This month, I will be sharing recipes for two side dishes, a main dish with chicken, a seafood dish and a simple dessert. So we start things off with a rather untraditional pasta side dish that can replace mac n cheese without anyone noticing.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Battle of the chicken foot.


Offal was supposed to be September’s theme. However, due to the birth of my first niece, little Victoria, blog posts had to take a back seat. I  was very busy with, feedings, baths, diaper changes and cooking dinner for my first-time mom sister. Not only that, I was in Canada for almost three weeks. I didn’t know the first place to turn to find goat tongue, cow lover or chicken foot. So here we are in October, still doing offal. This time chicken foot.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Jamaican Curry Cow foot and Beans


There is just something about this Jamaican dish that is so comforting. Some people love it brown stewed, but today we are making a curry. I know some of you may be reading this and thinking how does one eat a cow’s foot? It's easy once you have a pressure cooker and don’t mind thick, sticky gelatinous gravy, yum!

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Smoked stew peas


I’m not sure how many other ways I can make stew peas for this blog. I have a meatless version and a traditional version with meat. However, after the last stew peas recipe I added some smoked meats and the flavor was so amazing I decided to share that recipe as well. The first attempt I smoked the oxtail only. Today I smoked both the oxtails and pig tails.