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Our 3rd Blogiversary – in 3 Takes

The date of my 3rd blogiversary hit me by surprise this year. (Honestly, I'd totally forgotten about it!) I was doing a little site maintenance last week and noticed the date of my first post - November 29th. Right away, I knew what I wanted to do - … [Read more]

The Jamaican Cookbooks I Can’t Live Without

Many of us learn to cook while watching the women in our families - our mothers, grandmothers, and aunties. Many others learn from using cookbooks. I spent a lot of time in the kitchen in my early days - but I was doing homework rather than … [Read more]

Jerk Roast Turkey for Thanksgiving

For many Jamaican families in the U.S., the traditional baked turkey will not take center stage at this week's Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, it will be replaced by jerk roasted turkey. It started a few years ago. I suspect, because somebody got … [Read more]

Where Was I? Remembering November 22 1963

November 22 1963 fell on a Friday, like it did today. I remember because we were home from school and on Fridays, we had half-days off. I was playing ball in the backyard of the house we rented, with my new friends, Janet and Errol, brother and … [Read more]