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A Great Caribbean Hot Sauce Recipe

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor International pop star Beyoncé Knowles Carter made attention-grabbing headlines earlier this year when she released a new song that included the phrase “hot sauce in my bag swag” in her lyrics. It simultaneously set the music …

A New Vegan Caribbean Recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaica’s newest Prime Minister – the Hon. Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party – was sworn into office on March 3, 2016 after voters proclaimed their choice for leadership at the poll. It seems that …

A Recipe for Easter, Caribbean Style

 By Fernando FrancoCJ Contributor As a boy growing up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, I remember Semana Santa (Holy Week) being a week filled with traditions and celebrations. It also was a good excuse to spend time with the family or …

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jamaican escovitch recipe

 How to make Jamaican escovitch fish By Nigel Spence CJ Contributor Most Caribbean people and Christians on a whole celebrated the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, February 10th and will observe the end on Holy Saturday, March 26th. Lent …

 How do you make jerk chicken? There are few dishes in the Caribbean that really define an island, define a country like jerk chicken. With its peppery, tangy flavor, Jamaica’s often spiciest dish is a bit like the island itself: …

goombay smash

 It’s one of the best cocktails in the Caribbean, and one of the most famous in the Bahamas: the delicious Goombay Smash, the yellow-tinted mix of rum, rum and more rum. (And some pineapple flavor, too). We traveled to the …

 How to create a festive drink whenever By Nigel SpencerCJ Contributor I always try to come up with a signature drink at the restaurant that reflects the season to create a more festive mood. This year I decided to call …

 Recipe for a classic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The holidays are over and the first full work week of the new year has begun. But if your re-entry to reality has been a bit rough, well, we can relate. …

 Here’s how to make it — and the story By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Summer holiday from school in Jamaica as a kid was long…very long.  The days seemed endless for a 7-year old kid…they seemed even longer when you were …

pork recipe

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor It is said that China is the world’s largest pork consumer, housing about 476 million pigs, according to the Earth Policy Institute.  What I know is if they took stats for Jamaica alone, my Dad, I …

 The right way to make Jamaican sailfish fritters By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Jamaicans have a saying: “Yu haffi tek bad tings mek joke…” but I never fully realized the concept until more recently in life when I found myself quoting …

 A classic rum punch from Nevis By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary, and the island’s only beachfront plantation resort has found a novel way to mark the occasion all year long. Each day …

 Puerto Rico’s latest ceviche recipe By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Contributor As temperatures hit record highs all across the country, you’ll no doubt be looking for something light and refreshing to fill you up without weighing you down. Maria Germania Diaz, executive …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor There was great excitement in Jamaica last week as President Barack Obama paid a visit to our island paradise. He was the first sitting US President in over 30 years to have made an official visit …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor I was saddened to hear of the passing of a very familiar and legendary actor, Leonard Nimoy – most popularly known as Lieutenant Spock on the equally popular series, Star Trek.  He can be quickly identified …

 Above: Chef Nigel Spence By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor This New Year 2015, like many years past, offers a chance of renewed energy to fulfill failed resolutions, achieve newly set goals and to live your dreams. For years, my New Year’s …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Miami isn’t just CJ’s hometown. It’s also the gateway to the Caribbean, so we don’t have to go far for a little island flavor when we need it. Today’s cocktail recipe comes right from our …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Procrastinators rejoice! If you still haven’t decided on your Thanksgiving menu or even bought your bird, we’ve got this last-minute suggestion for you from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Condado Plaza Hilton. It features turkey …