white yam and saltfish

White Yam and Saltfish

I just LOVE white yam! Also called “Renta Yam” by native Jamaicans, this type of yam is soft when cooked and very delicious. It can be roasted, and if you have left overs from boiled yam, it can be fried. Fried leftovers is a popular Jamaican breakfast around the island. Yet, you won’t find many […]

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cornmeal porridge

Cornmeal Porridge – Jamaican Style

There are many cultures that use corn for various meal ideas. From porridge to dough recipes, corn serves as an amazing food source all around the world. Cornmeal is a meal ground from dried maize. It is a common staple food, and is ground to fine, medium, and coarse consistencies, but not as fine as […]

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fried plantains steam fish

Steamed Fish with Fried Plantains

Jamaicans love seafood, especially fish. Almost freely available in most countryside of the Jamaican landscape is the cousin to the banana, we call it Plantains. Sometimes ripe, sometimes green, we love them all. We typically fry them both and sometimes place the ripe plantains in boiled food. Plantains are very easy to cook, and a […]

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sugar cane stalk

Growing Sugar Cane From Seeds

I know, I know we all see sugar cane but never wondered how they came about. I for one grew up in Jamaica, where sugar cane is abundant. I’ve always followed what other farmers or common people have done (or what I’ve seen them do), plant the heads or sprouting joints. This produces a bundle […]

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