Monday, September 30, 2013

The Pimento Flavour - Creative Monday Blog Hop

       I must apologize for posting later than usual but I was so sick yesterday afternoon and part of last night that it is good to be feeling a bit better to post this hop today.
     Pimento is being reaped on our farm and some are already dry.  As soon as it is cleaned I look forward to adding it to some recipes. I love the flavour of pimento and use the dried unripe berries when cooking rice and peas, soup, escoveitched fish etc. 
       The pimento tree was said to be discovered in Jamaica in about 1509. Another name for pimento is allspice as its versatile flavour and smell remind one of pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  Allspice is a very important ingredient in the popular Jamaican jerk seasoning.  Have you ever used pimento when cooking?
Pimento drying in the sun
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40 comments:

Janine Huldie said...

Hope you are feeling better Judy and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for posting the hop today even though you have been under the weather.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank you so much Janine. Have a great week.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Aww so glad you're feeling better, its not nice being poorly. Hope you continue to get well soon. Thanks so much for co hosting the hop. Never heard of these before Judy how anazing is it to grow them on your farm :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

It certainly is terrible feeling sick Claire. After yesterday afternoon and last night I am so happy to be feeling better and able to post the hop. It is good to be co-hosting as always. Have a great day.

alissa apel said...

I haven't tried Pimento. I'm sure familiar with Caribbean Jerk though.

Get better!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Alissa! I hope to be fine soon. I note that you are familiar with Caribbean jerk.

Sandee said...

The only pimento I know is the ones that are stuck in green olives and goes into a martini. Don't care for pimento, but we may be talking about two different things.

Have a terrific day. :)

mail4rosey said...

Pimento and Pimiento are not even close to the same thing are they? I read Pimento and thought of green olives, but then I read your description and I'm thinking they're not the same. Plus I think the olives are Spanish origin.

To answer the question, nope, I have not cooked with it, but I would like to give it a try.

Glad you're feeling better today!

Winnie said...

Sorry to hear you were sick Judy! But I'm glad you're over it :) :)

Mary said...

I remember growing up and seeing a can of "allspice". Being literal, I thought it had a little bit of all the spices in that jar. :)

Cool to know where it really comes from!

Hope you keep feeling better Judy!

Theresa said...

I have never had Pimento. I couldn't even guess at the flavor lol.

Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well again. I will keep my fingers crossed that you have a speedy recovery!

Nekky said...

Get well soonest Judy, I'll be praying for you. I just joined the hop.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Winnie! It is good to be feeling better after a terrible time last night.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Nekky! Have a good Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I am not sure if it is the same pimento that you said is put in olives and stuck into a martini Sandee. I will have to do some research on that. Enjoy your Monday.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I hope you get to try it someday Theresa. Thanks a lot for the good wishes.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Mary! Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are right Rosey, my research shows that pimiento and pimento are not the same. I hope you get to try pimento someday. Thanks a lot for your good wishes and kind thoughts here and in the emails you have sent me.

Leovi said...

I like the pepper, but I can not take it!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Pimento by itself is not hot Leovi but jerk seasoning includes pepper so it is very hot! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mamal Diane said...

Thanks for the information on Pimento. I love learning about different spices. Glad you are feeling better. Take care and have a wonderful week :)

Karren Haller said...

Well Judy I feel like I just shopped through your linky, I found a sweet potato recipe, a new purse I can make and a whole lotta stuff. Thanks for hosting a great shopping party and for stopping by today!!

Wishing you well.
Oh My Heartsie Girl
Karren

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Karren! Thanks a lot.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Diane! Have a great week.

Maria said...

hi judy! i'm so sorry to hear you were feeling so sick last night. i hope that you continue to feel better. i've been thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers. yum - now you have me in the mood for jamaican jerk wings - a restaurant my mom used to work at had some amazing jerk wings! :)
sending lots of love your way! xoxox
maria

Lisa said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well again. :-( Prayers for a quick recovery! I didn't know you had a farm! That's awesome. Thanks for hosting.

Colette S said...

Oh yes I do miss the pimento! I can almost taste it in memory!

Colette S said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. It's no fun being sick at all.

Judy Haughton-James said...

You can say that again Colette! Thanks a lot.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I know you would remember the pimento Colette, Jamerican Spice!:)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Lisa! I have lived on a farm all my life. I love the peace and quiet of the countryside!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Maria! I continue to feel better but it is a chilly morning in my area of Jamaica. You would laugh your head off at what I call chilly!:) Jerk wings are indeed delicious. I am now hungry as I have not yet had breakfast. Have a great day. Lots of Love, Friendship and Best Wishes to you, Steve and Piper.

mail4rosey said...

I knew I was wrong about it being the thing for olives. Thanks for the research, Judy! Have a happy Tuesday. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks to you too Rosey. You made me do some more research and I learnt that there is a red pepper called Pimiento.

Shawna Williams said...

I really enjoyed reading about the Pimento tree and how it produces a seed that is known as Allspice. Here in the states Pimento is a cherry pepper used in cheeses, olives and other foods. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Shawna and thanks for the information you have shared with me.

Rhissanna said...

I found you through Ivy and Elephants. Oh, allspice is very big in baking in the UK. It's used as part of the spices in a traditional Christmas pudding, along with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg. The scent when it's harvest must be wonderful and I'd love to know what the fresh berries are like.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for sharing this information Rhissanna. I will be sure to visit your blog.

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." Thanks for the information on pimento. I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/10/try-new-recipe-tuesday-october-8.html

Judy Haughton-James said...

You are welcome Lisa!

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