Never mind the fact that this decadent cacao tea is packed with heart healthy flavonoids. My favorite part of drinking a cup of rich Cacao tea is the crunchy little bits of cocoa nut that settles in the bottom of the cup. I am uncertain if other Caribbean islands prepare the cacao/ chocolate the same […]
Even a holiday grinch like myself gets seduced by the flavors and aromas of baking cakes, and stewing meats and roasting birds. Included in this collection are some of your favorite Caribbean holiday recipes some authentic, some inspired.
All your favorite Caribbean holiday recipes all in one place. Whether you’re a Jamaican who needs a healthy helping of Mannish Water or a Guyanese who can’t get by without your Pepperpot. We all need our Black Cake and Sorrel at Christmastime. And I have the recipes right here just for you. Filled with authentic flavor, each recipe is complete with easy to follow step-by-step instruction. Some even include a short how- to video.
In Jamaica, Trinidad and throughout the English-speaking Caribbean sorrel is served religiously at Christmastime. To make Jamaican sorrel drink, steep sorrel petals with copious amounts of ginger in hot water for several hours. Aromatic spices such as orange peel or cloves are often added but are not required. The sorrel drink is then sweetened with lots
It’s impossible to look at a Jamaican spice bun recipe and not think of my childhood. Most, if not all Jamaicans will tell you that Easter is not complete without a bun and cheese in the house. You see, bun and cheese is the defacto Jamaican Easter dessert. For a truly authentic Easter treat you
It’s a Cultural Thing Caribbean black cake is decadently rich, very spirited and highly addictive. If you know anything much at all about English Caribbean cuisine you already know that Black Cake is our official Christmas Cake. It can also be found at most other Caribbean celebrations, year round. Even though this rich treat can be
I cannot recall attending a Caribbean celebration where Curry Goat was not on the menu. Curry is popular the world over and goat meat is especially popular with people of African descent. When the two are combined you get one of the Caribbean’s most popular dishes. Curry goat is thought to have originated in Jamaica,
If I had to choose a favorite soup, mannish water would undoubtedly be the one. Not for the faint of heart. The main ingredients in this reputed aphrodisiac are goat’s head, tripe and testicles. Yes! You read that correctly. A male goat is required to make authentic Jamaican mannish water. If you’re not an adventurous
Few dishes are as closely identified with Jamaican cuisine as rice and peas. Even though there are several variations of rice & beans served throughout the Caribbean, foreigners almost always associate this Caribbean dish with Jamaican cuisine. A lunch and dinner mainstay, Rice & Peas is found on Jamaican restaurant menus worldwide and at most