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Chickpea Souse

Nigel Spence: A Recipe for Chickpea Souse

 A different kind of souse recipe By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor Driving around the other evening, this car pulled up beside me at the traffic light.  Even through my closed windows I could feel the vibration of the base pumping out …

Antigua Smile

A Recipe for an “Antigua Smile”

 A new drink recipe from Antigua By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor July’s winding down and August will be here before you know it. And August is National Rum Month, which means we all have an official excuse to indulge for …

At Atlantis, a Different Kind of Daiquiri

 The Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island is celebrating the upcoming National Daiquiri Day on July 19 with one of their signature beverages: The Dirty Banana Daiquiri. The daiquiri, designed to keep guests cool during their sunny stay at the beach, blends …

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Piña Colada Cobbler

 A recipe for Piña Colada Cobbler By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Happy National Piña Colada Day! Si, July 10 is the day on which the world celebrates the much-loved rum, coconut and pineapple cocktail that was invented in San Juan, Puerto …

Yam Salad Recipe

 How to make the perfect yam salad By Nigel Spence Things are definitely heating up this Summer! Record-breaking temperatures around town are forcing barbecue grills out of hibernation early to prep for some good old “jerk” for the next two …

Perfect Ceviche Recipe

 Exploring the secrets of the Best Ceviche Recipe in Mexico. By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor PLAYA DEL CARMEN — I never met a ceviche I didn’t like. In fact, when I’m in Mexico (as I am now) I subsist on a …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor As food trends evolve, chefs are constantly in a frenzy of motion and brainstorming to meet the sophisticated demands of consumers in search of new and unusual flavors.  Sweet and savory combinations, which for many years, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

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: …

bahamas st thomas cocktails

 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 …