Chicken Vegetable Soup with Okras

They say there is usually some kind of  deficiency when you crave a certain food. Well, I must have been deficient in okra, because I added it to just about every single meal that I had prepared this week, until the okra was all gone. And guess what? I went back to the supermarket and…

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October 11, 2013

Spicy Manish Water Soup (Goat Head Soup)

It’s Saturday, the traditional soup day in Jamaica. My grandma always made some kinda soup: chicken soup, beef soup, pepperpot soup, peas soup. Whatever she had in mind, we knew it would be some kinda soup. I now cook soup whenever I’m in the mood, even on Sundays… if I feel like it. Well, today…

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July 6, 2013

Root Vegetable Shrimp and Clam Chowder

I’m enjoying every bit of my experience at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, and  I know for a fact that I have made the right decision. I’m such a food enthusiast, and it’s perfectly normal for me to dream about food whenever I’m home or whenever I’m anticipating a demonstration by the chef…

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May 14, 2013

Chicken Escarole Soup

I am a far cry from being bashful when shopping for food. If it’s an unfamiliar food from the earth, then without hesitation, it will be lifted and placed into my shopping cart. It’ just that simple. For me, it’s a no brainer: Where food is concerned, I am extremely adventurous, and always willing to try…

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March 22, 2013

Spicy Cream of Chicken Cheddar Broccoli Soup

About an hour before the class ended, the instructor escorted us to a buffet. It was another kitchen, where other students had prepared an array of cold cut  sandwiches and salads. Had I known this earlier, I would have brought several food containers with me, to could rack up all the goodies. The food was…

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February 27, 2013
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