Sorrel- Rum Cake Recipe

Let’s forget for a minute that this sorrel- rum cake is the best cake I have ever baked. This decadently boozy treat was baked to celebrate my new mixer. Now don’t get me wrong. I’ve owned and burnt out plenty of mixers over the years. Hand mixers, stand mixers, no names, and brand names I’ve …

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Sorrel “Hibiscus sabdariffa” Drink Recipe

The sorrel drink recipe below is super easy to make. If you can boil water and stir a cup you will have no problem at all. In Jamaica, Trinidad and throughout the English speaking Caribbean sorrel is served religiously at Christmastime.  In recent years sorrel has shown up in tea bag form in many grocery …

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Cooking With Chef Sian: Savouring The Flavors Jamaica

To some a night out savoring the flavors of Jamaica at the prestigious James Beard House  in New York could be considered downright patriotic. Driving 300 miles round trip for dinner might seem a tad extreme to others.  For this Caribbean Chef/ Writer attending such a unique event at this American culinary institution seemed almost like a …

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Red Peas Soup Recipe

What’s in a Name? The ‘red peas’ in the name refers to red kidney beans that give the soup its signature color. We call most beans peas. It’s a Jamaican thing. Traditionally a hearty portion of dried kidney beans are slow cooked with fresh herb and cured meat until the meat and beans are tender. Common …

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