Category Archives: Food

Chicken back

I just finished making chicken back soup. Who am I? I never even heard of chicken back before coming to Jamaica. But one day my counterpart at the Youth Information Center said she had a hunger for chicken back. I … Continue reading

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The Flounder

Am I the only one who didn’t know that the flounder has two eyes on the same side of its head? All those years of, “I’ll have the flounder with a baked potato and side salad,” never fully realizing the … Continue reading

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Riddle me this

Why does it take 1.5 hours for a human being to fly from Miami to Jamaica, and it takes 9 weeks for a bag of Reese’s Pieces to go from Virginia to Jamaica??

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The Prowler

A few weeks ago a friend spent the weekend visiting me. On Saturday morning I woke up and went into the kitchen to make coffee. I noticed the dustpan I keep next to my refrigerator was lying next in front … Continue reading

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‘Is the Trelawny yam stand up in him … ‘

That’s what Jamaicans say is what makes world-class track & fielder Usain Bolt the athletic phenom that he is. Usain Bolt is from the parish of Trelawny, which is located in northwest Jamaica and is known as the “yam parish.” … Continue reading

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Jamaica!

This post is long overdue! I have been in Jamaica three weeks now and I have much to tell. Since I haven’t posted anything in quite a while, my posts, from here on out, will┬ánot be in chronological order based … Continue reading

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Jenny Craig is dead to me

What was I thinking? Did I really think I could lose weight in the last months before I leave for the biggest adventure of my life? It seems as though every day is a celebration with endless opportunities to share … Continue reading

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