Saturday, June 20, 2015

"W" words...

MEANING: a lot
TRANSLATION: I have a lot to do.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What One Dance Can Do - Beres Hammond


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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Jamaican Olympic Track Team 2012

Jamaica first participated in the Olympic games in 1948 and has sent athletes to compete in every summer Olympics since.   

Aurthur Wint won gold that year in the Men's 400m and returned in 1952, along with George Rhoden, Herb McKenley, and Les Laing.  They set a world record and won gold in the men's 4X400m, in the Helsinki Olympics.

In 1960 the Jamaicans competed as part of the West Indies Federation.

Their most recent accomplishment was in the 2008 Beijing Olympics where they picked up several gold, bronze and silver medals.

 GoldUsain Bolt2008 BeijingAthleticsMen's 100 m
 GoldShelly-Ann Fraser2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 100 m
 GoldUsain Bolt2008 BeijingAthleticsMen's 200 m
 GoldMelaine Walker2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 400 m hurdles
 GoldVeronica Campbell-Brown2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 200 m
 GoldNesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas
2008 BeijingAthleticsMen's 4x100 metre relay
 SilverSherone Simpson2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 100 m
 SilverKerron Stewart2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 100 m
 SilverShericka Williams2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 400 m
 BronzeKerron Stewart2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 200 m
 BronzeShericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams
Bobby Gaye-Wilkins
2008 BeijingAthleticsWomen's 4×400 metre relay

On July 27th, countless athletes from around the world will gather in the UK to display their boundless talent.  This talented list of athletes will be joined by the team from Jamaica, most notably Mr. Bolt.  They will compete in Track and Field, Equestrian, Swimming and Taekwondo events.

Donald Quarrie's record in the 200m stood for 36 years, and was broken by none other than Usain Bolt.

Puma has tapped none other than Cedella Marley (daughter of the late Bob Marly) to design the uniforms.

It is with much anticipation that we await the magic of the Olympics.   If you are lucky enough to be in London Town, be sure to stop by the Jamaica Village.

See yuh layta Mon!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Escovitched Fish & Bammy

Escovitched Fish and Bammy

Escovitched fish was likely introduced to the island of Jamaica, by the Spanish in the 1600s.   It is very much the escabeche method of preparing meet, popular in the Mediterranean.


3 lbs. Small whole fish cleaned and gutted (preferably red snapper). Substitute fillet if necessary.
3 onions, thinly sliced
1-2 Chayote
8-10 Allspice berries
2 tbsp. salt
1 cup cooking oil
1/4 lb. Scotch bonnet pepper, sliced (seeds are very hot).  Chili or Habanero peppers can be substituted.
1 tbsp. ground black pepper
1 bottle white vinegar
1 cup. white vinegar
6 limes or lemons
Vegetable oil 
Paper towel 

1. Wash fish, thoroughly, in generous amounts of white vinegar & lemon/lime juice and pat dry with paper towels. 
2. Mix salt and black pepper in a small container.  Season the fish inside & out. (You can also shake it in a Ziploc bag).  
3. Pour oil in a frying pan (preferably a heavy one - Ex: Cast Iron) and heat well (Apx 375ºF).
4. Pan fry each side 3-5 minutes, until brown and crisp.
6. Place fried fish on foil and paper towel lined plate/dish.  Once cool transfer to a flat dish/plate.
7. In a saucepan, bring to a boil vinegar, onions, sliced pepper, and chayote.  Boil over medium heat 1-3 minutes, until onions are soft.  Remove marinade from the heat and cool.
9. Pour the mixture over all fishes and serve either hot or cold; OR reserve and serve individually.  **Some like to add (sweet peppers) bell peppers, carrots & tomatoes to the marinade.  Typically the longer it marinates the better the flavor.**

Serve with Bammy (Cassava bread cakes).   The cakes can be made from scratch or purchased pre-packaged.  They can be heated or fried.

Serves 4

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