Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 4

     This figurine became a part of our collection in the early years. I still remember that Easter trip that Janine and I took to the popular tourist resort of Ocho Rios. While shopping we could not resist this hen in  a basket!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Easy Seasoned Rice - Creative Monday Linky



Recipe
2lbs of rice
5 cups of water
1 pk of Grace Cock Soup Mix ( Spicy)
Hot Pepper Sauce
Tomato Ketchup

1.Put water in pot and add a pack of cock soup mix.
2.Add some drops of hot pepper sauce and 4 tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup
3.Add rice and stir with a fork
4. Allow to cook for about 1 hour 




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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 3

These are toucans noted for their huge beaks!
     Janine and I got these toucan figurines from our mother.  Toucans can be found in tropical forests extending from Central America to the Amazon valley. They got their name from the word 'tucano' in the language of the Tupi Indians of Brazil.  Their huge bills are not heavy as they are filled with a honeycomb-like cellular bony tissue.  However they are strong enough to crush the fruits that they mainly feed on.
                                   

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bees Feast - Wordless Wednesday Linky

What appears to be brown dots are bees!
 
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Bird Collection Rearranged - Creative Monday Blog Hop

     Over the years Janine and I always took time out to rearrange our bird figurine collection at least once a year. In recent times I have had to do this alone. Above is the empty display unit. I managed to get the glass and wood as shine as possible.

        Here the figurines are all back and I did not break any of them! Two weeks ago I started a Bird Figurine Series which is the last post every week.





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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 2


     
   This 8 piece set is a very special one in our collection. I can remember how thrilled Janine and I were when they arrived from her pen-pal Elvia in Washington many years ago. We love glass figurines and these are in our favourite colour, blue! 

                                                       

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Pepper Flavour - Creative Monday Blog Hop


    
    I like pepper in my food but not very hot. Whether it is a meat dish, rice and peas, gravy etc. pepper must be there.  While my favourite is the Scotch Bonnet pepper I usually need to be careful as my mother does not like pepper.  
    Guess what?! I have found a solution with Hilo Hot Pepper Sauce! These days I use it in many dishes and even when I use several drops my mother does not find the food too hot!:) What is also wonderful is the fact that it gives the food such a great flavour.







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Friday, August 10, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - #1


     About 15 years ago my twin sister Janine and I started a collection of bird figurines.  I have decided to share them in a Bird Figurine Series. These 2 cute little yellow birds started the collection. They were bought by our mother in the popular tourist resort of Ocho Rios.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Favourite T-shirt - Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop

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Jan ( left ) & Jud ( right)
    Here in Jamaica we have been having a lot of celebrations for our 50th anniversary of Independence and Olympic success so I decided to share a picture of my late twin sister Janine and  me in our favourite Jamaica T-shirts.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Yellow Yam - Creative Monday Blog Hop

      What a relief! Tropical Storm Ernesto is no longer a serious threat to Jamaica and I have reason to cheer about my country's performance at the London Olympics. Our top sprinter, Usain Bolt, is from the parish of Trelawny where a variety of yams abound!  Well, I like yellow yam a lot and enjoy it whether in soup or cooked on its own. Every week I eat some. First I peel off the skin and slice it up.  After that I put a teaspoon of salt in about a quart of water. When it boils up I put in the yam and allow it to cook for about 1 hour.  Below is a picture of  boiled yellow yam.



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Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Time To Celebrate!

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   This weekend will be a special long holiday weekend as Jamaica celebrates its 50th anniversary of Independence on Monday, August 6th. Over the years Janine and I eagerly looked forward to this time of the year.  Our favourite events leading up to the big day included the Festival Song or Popular Song competition, Festival Queen Contest, Mello- Go- Roun’, Gospel Song competition, Grand Gala etc. If it meant staying up late at night to see or hear who was the winner of a competition we would do so. Whenever there was a special fashion for festival we would also get dresses made up in the fashion.  This year the Jamaican colours can be seen in many places. 
   Well, what better time to list my Top 10 favourite things about my homeland:
                                                  1. Wonderful people
                                                  2. Beautiful Landscape
                                                  3. Rich and varied culture
                                                  4. Reggae music
                                                  5.Great athletes
                                                  6. Delicious cuisine
                                                  7. Racial tolerance
                                                  8. Democratic country
                                                  9  Flora and fauna.
                                                 10.Tropical climate

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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