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Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake

Here is the recipe for one of Jamaica’s favorite and most delectable cakes, The Jamaican Black Forest Cake. This dessert will surely have you licking all ten fingers and asking for a second, third or fourth serving. Enjoy learning how to bake your own Jamaican Black Forest Cake. Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican … Continue reading Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Succulent Jamaican Black Forest Cake

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Curry Lobster, Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles

I am a lover of good food, but especially Chinese food. In Jamaica we are blessed to have a diverse cultural mix and Chinese restaurants in every town. This evening I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy some Jamaican Chinese Food from Yaos Restaurant in Liguanea. I had Curry Lobster tail and Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles.

Jamaican Recipe of the Day: Banana Fritters

How to make Jamaican Banana Fritters like we do in Jamaica

Jamaican Banana Fritters
Prep Time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 12-18 minutes
Makes 9 fritters



* 2 very ripe bananas
* ½ cup of flour, sifted
* ½ tbsp vanilla
* ½ tsp baking powder
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1.5 tbsp sugar
* 2 pinches salt
* ½ tsp cinnamon
* ¼ cup milk
* Sprinkle of nutmeg (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Crush bananas and combine with all the ingredients except flour and baking powder.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and mix evenly.
  3. Spoon mixture into greased pan over medium heat and cook on each side for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp sugar)
TIP: Serve at room temperature. Great snack! Live, Love, Eat!

The Yummy Truth

At Miss Universe one of the questions for our online videos was, if you were a food what would it be? I answered that I would be a banana because it is versatile, in Jamaica we eat it green and we also eat it ripe; I believe, like the banana, I have something for everyone. People probably doubted my belief in the versatility of the banana. Now whilst I was impressed with my on the spot answer, I really love the flexibility of this fruit. In addition to it being long, firm, curved and full of energy – get  your mind out of the gutter! Lol – you can do something with it in all its stages.

Although you can boil green banana to go with your main meals, use a ripe but firm banana in your smoothies or add them to your cereal, I am going to focus on the…

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Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Reason #2 Vegetable oils contain oxidized "mutated fats" that are worse than trans fat & CAUSE heart attacks All vegetable oils contain oxidized fats due to the refining process and chemical reactions with the polyunsaturated fat content of vegetable oils.  Expert Nutrition author, Catherine Shanahan, MD, calls the fats in vegetable oils "MegaTrans" because they are … Continue reading Why Vegetable Oil is KILLING You – Part 2

Jamaican Poetry – Hibiscus Memory

I see the sun
Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb
And I am tempted outside;

Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Poetry off the Cuff #1 - Hibiscus Memory

Hibiscus Memory

I see the sun
Glowing brighter than a 50 watt bulb
And I am tempted outside;
I step on the grass carpet
And it feels like heaven under my toes;
My limbs flex
My arms stretch
My eyes turn to heaven
And I bid the Father hi;
In two steps
I bend at the waist
And dip my nose
To the bouquet of hibiscus
Unfurling in her pose;
Her scent is light
Her petals frail
She trembles at my touch;
The noon day sun peeks over my shoulder
Eager to touch her petals;
With my eyes close
I stash the memory of life’s simplicity
Into the drawer of my cranium for posterity;
In another day
She will bow and pray
And off to her maker she will go.

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

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