Jamaican Food

Portland Jerk Festival now Boston Jerk & Music Festival 2014

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog, Boston Jerk & Music Festival, Jamaican jerk, Portland Jamaica, Portland Jerk Festival | 0 comments

Portland Jerk Festival now Boston Jerk & Music Festival 2014

    New Name & Place for the Portland Jerk Festival 2014 If you've been waiting... and waiting... and waiting... to find out about the Portland Jerk Festival which would normally take place on the first Sunday in July, we finally have an answer! The festival's new name is Boston Jerk & Music Festival and the Tropical Lagoon Resort is the new title sponsor. Not only that, but the festival has moved from its location at Folly Oval near Port Antonio, where it has been since 2007, back to its original home in Boston Bay, Portland! This year's festival will be on Sunday, July...

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Christmas in Jamaica: It’s Sorrel Drinking Time!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Blog, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Recipes | 0 comments

Christmas in Jamaica: It’s Sorrel Drinking Time!

Christmas in Jamaica would not be Christmas without traditional Jamaican Sorrel Drink, and you still have plenty of time to make yours! Yes, you can buy it pre-bottled year-round in Jamaican supermarkets and throughout the Caribbean, but there is something special about making your own. Homemade is always better. It's not difficult and is good for you (if you leave out the rum!). Sorrel ("SAH-rell"), is the Jamaican name for the Hibiscus sabdariffa plant, a prickly species of the hibiscus (not the ornamental variety) and cousin to the okra. Sorrel grows abundantly in Jamaica, and you will...

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Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 | Jamaica | Sunday, April 28

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Beenie Man, Blog, Curry Chicken/Goat, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Tifa, Westmoreland Curry Festival, Westmoreland Jamaica | 2 comments

Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 | Jamaica | Sunday, April 28

Love curry chicken? Curry goat? Head to the Westmoreland Curry Festival this weekend! The Westmoreland Curry Festival 2013 is the premier annual curry food show in the Caribbean and this will be Westmoreland's 13th annual event. It's a major fundraiser for the Manning's School and other worthy charities in Westmoreland Parish. Over 10,000 local and international visitors patronize the festival every year. The festival is a family fun-fest with face painting, a children's play area, and craft and vendor booths. It appeals to adults as well with enjoyable evening music entertainment by popular...

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Faith’s Pen Jamaica | Tasty Road Food in Saint Ann!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in Blog, Jamaica Things to Do, Jamaica Travel, Jamaican Culture, Jamaican Food, Ocho Rios Jamaica, St. Ann Jamaica | 0 comments

Faith’s Pen Jamaica | Tasty Road Food in Saint Ann!

A Cultural (& Food) Landmark in Faith's Pen, Jamaica If you love "road food" as much as I do and are driving between the North Coast of Jamaica and Kingston or Spanish Town via Route A1, be sure to make a rest stop at the famous Faith's Pen near Mount Diablo, in the central mountain area of Saint Ann Parish. Specifically, this Jamaican-style "truck stop" is located right along the edge of a winding section of road between the rural communities of Mount Rosser and Moneague, about 12 miles south of Ocho Rios. There's no way you can miss it. You'll find a strip of food vendor stalls with...

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Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee | Know What’s in the Bag

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Blog, Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee | 0 comments

Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee | Know What’s in the Bag

Editor: I drink Jamaica High Mountain coffee nearly every day. True, it's not the ultimate Jamaica Blue Mountain®, but I love its smooth flavor. Jamaica Blue Mountain® is pricey while High Mountain is more affordable to drink every day. Whichever one you prefer, look for it in the supermarket while in Jamaica... you will usually find better prices there than in the resorts. (I buy bags & bags of Country Traders Cafe High Mountain Coffee for a great price at the supermarket in Port Antonio to bring home and I love it!) Also check this page for more information about Jamaica Blue...

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Celebrate Jamaican Easter with Bun & Cheese!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Blog, Jamaican Food, Jamaican Recipes | 0 comments

Celebrate Jamaican Easter with Bun & Cheese!

It's Easter time, so I'm reposting a popular recipe for bun & cheese and the story that goes along with it. Visit this page if you're looking for a Jamaican Easter Bun recipe. We have two - with and without yeast. Enjoy your Jamaican bun & cheese! ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Story of the Jamaica Easter Tradition From The Hot Cross Buns Yum, let’s all have a hot cross bun. Jamaicans probably remember the universal ditty associated with the delicious treats— "Hot cross buns, hot cross buns One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns; If you have no daughters, give them to your sons. One a penny,...

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