MANGO TARTS

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METHOD: Wash and peel mangos. Slice flesh from seeds and dice. Place in a saucepan along with sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and about a cup of water. Bring to a simmer on medium heat stirring occasionally. Dissolve cornstarch in about ½ cup water, add to pot, and stir constantly while the mango mixture th ...

 

PASSION FRUIT ICED TEA

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  Passion Fruit Blossom   METHOD: A flavor secret to mixed drinks is to make simple syrup and have it standing by in the fridge. Not only does it mix in instantly, but the boiling adds a flavour dimension.Make the syrup using either white or brown sugar, as needed. Place teabags in a heatp ...

 

CHOCOLATE CAKE

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  Cocoa Pods Dried Cocoa Beans We grow cocoa in Jamaica. I remember as a child spending summers on a sugar estate in Westmoreland, seeing large crocus (burlap) bags full of the cocoa pods. They would be emptied out, split in two with sharp knives, the seeds pulled out and spread out to dry. The ...

 

HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

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METHOD: In medium bowl combine butter, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, vanilla and orange flavourings. Sift flour and baking powder together twice and set aside. Blend bananas and orange juice together until smooth and set aside. Grease 8″ baking pan and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 F. Beat egg-butter ...

 

CHICKEN CHILI

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METHOD: In medium saucepan, heat oil and add onion, scallion, garlic, pepper and thyme. Saute until limp and add ground chicken. Add celery salt to taste. Cook stirring so there are no lumps and chicken is opaque. Add bay leaf, tomato sauce and chick peas. Add a can of water, stir, lower heat and si ...

 

CALLALOO PIE

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METHOD: In skillet, heat cooking oil and saute onion, scallion, garlic, pepper and thyme. Add callaloo and about ¼ cup water, sprinkle with salt to taste, cover and steam for about 12 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool. Line a 7″x10″ baking pan with the filo pastry leaving enough to ...

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