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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]

The Animals That Caught My Eye

I'd be the first to say that I'm not an animal lover so I was mildly surprised at the number of photos of animals I've taken during the last year. Here are a few: The Cat at Croydon A friend who was a cat owner used to say that cats were humans in … [Read more]

5 Ingredients That Fire up Jamaican Cuisine

Jamaican cuisine draws heavily on the culinary traditions of the people who have called it home – the Tainos, the original people, Africans, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, and our own Rastafarians. However, almost everyone … [Read more]