Jamaican breakfast with ackee and saltfish and dumplings

Jamaican Food/Recipe: Full yuh belly wid Jamaica’s National dish, Ackee and Saltfish

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe Ackee and Saltfish is Jamaica's national dish. This meal is tasty and provides great nourishment for many families. The ackee tree grows all over Jamaica and can be found in the back and front yards of hundreds of thousands of Jamaican homes; even by the road side and … Continue reading Jamaican Food/Recipe: Full yuh belly wid Jamaica’s National dish, Ackee and Saltfish

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Jamaican Lifestyle: Transitioning from Beauty magazines to beauty blogs

Can you remember when you were younger walking into stores and scanning through all the beauty magazines? Did you used to have a stash of beauty magazines in your room? This is a common practice among women. It is almost an essential item in our own private stash; that of having a beauty magazine tucked … Continue reading Jamaican Lifestyle: Transitioning from Beauty magazines to beauty blogs

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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Jamaican Poetry: Books by Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Check out and Purchase Books by Poetess Denise N. Fyffe Sensuous One By Denise N. Fyffe eBook (ePub): $5.99 Paperback: $12.99      Sensual poetic expressions about romance, love and infatuation _______________________________________________________________ Jamaican Pebbles: Poetry Pocketbook By Denise N. Fyffe Paperback: $28.50      Poetic expressions and gems of wisdom about life, love and social issues. PURCHASE HERE _______________________________________________________________   More Detail Jamaican … Continue reading Jamaican Poetry: Books by Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 8 – Zainab Bangura

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Zainab Bangura, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 8. Zainab Bangura pushed countries to recognize that sexual violence in conflict has to stop. As the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 8 – Zainab Bangura

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 7 – Lena Klimova

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Lena Klimova, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 7. Lena Klimova gave Russian gay teens a voice online. Just days before the Sochi Winter Olympics opened in February, young journalist Lena Klimova was charged under … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 7 – Lena Klimova

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 6 – Mehrezia Labidi

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Mehrezia Labidi, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 6. Mehrezia Labidi helped enshrine gender equality in Tunisia’s post-Arab Spring constitution. As vice-president of Tunisia’s constituent assembly, Mehrezia Labidi led the tumultuous debates over … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 6 – Mehrezia Labidi

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 5 – Ukrainian pop icon Ruslana

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Ukrainian pop icon Ruslana, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 5. Ukrainian pop icon Ruslana became a champion of the country’s protest movement. Ruslana is one of Ukraine’s most famous pop singers and … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 5 – Ukrainian pop icon Ruslana

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 4 on Catherine Samba-Panza

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Catherine Samba-Panza, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 4. The Central African Republic’s interim president Catherine Samba-Panza gave a violence-stricken nation new hope. Catherine Samba-Panza, a women’s rights activist and reconciliation advocate who is known … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 4 on Catherine Samba-Panza

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 3 on Azizah Al-Yousef

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Azizah Al-Yousef , not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 3. Azizah Al-Yousef began a campaign to end Saudi Arabia’s oppressive male guardianship system. Azizah al-Yousif has been a thorn in … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 3 on Azizah Al-Yousef

International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 2 on Xiao Meili

We continue to celebrate the women of the world, Xiao Meili, not only on one day, International Women’s Day, but for as long as we can. Enjoy the post, original posted on Huffington Post: 2. Xiao Meili put a taboo subject back on the map. Xiao Meili set off the remarkable journey in late 2013 … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 8 Women who made the World a better place in 2014 – Part 2 on Xiao Meili