To make it easier to cut a 1 lb. squash, microwave it on high for 1 1/2 minutes or until it’s warm. For avocados, that need a little ripening, microwave on high for 1 minute. Cool completely before slicing.
To freeze egg yolks, add 2 tbsp., sugar or 1tsp. salt to each cup of yolks. Nothing need to be added to the whites. Never freeze eggs in shell. Freeze egg yolks or egg whites for 8 to 12 months
Bully beef is eaten cook or uncooked
do not know the name of this plum but it grows rampantly in Jamaica. The season begins in May to late September. No, it is not the hog plums; hog plums are different. Hog plums should not be eaten by humans because of maggots’ infestation. (most Jamaicans called it ‘magic’ instead of maggot)
Spondias dulcis, called June plum in Jamaica. However, it is commonly called ‘jew plum’ by many people in Jamaica. June plum was introduced in Jamaica in 1872.
Sweetsop always known as sugar-apple in other countries, is native to tropical Americas and the West Indies. Sweetsop is a different fruit from custard apple (I will post pictures of custard apple, soon). Sweetsop is very sweet, hence the name ‘sweetsop’
The mango is not native to Jamaica, but originated in East India, Burma and the Andaman Islands bordering the Bay of Bengal. Legend has it that Buddha found tranquillity in a mango grove. Persian traders took the mango into the Middle East and Africa and from there the Portuguese brought it to Brazil and the West Indies.
Chicken foot soup is often cooked for dinner. Soup days in Jamaica for most people are