Barbados @ 50 - Conkies

>> Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Conkies, also known at sweet dumplings is a mixture of grated pumpkin, sweet potatoes and coconut, combined with cornmeal, raisins and spices to make a thick batter. The batter is portioned into banana leaves and steamed. In Barbados, Conkies is synonymous with Independence and is always made on this occasion. HAPPY 50TH BARBADOS!

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Barbados @ 50 - Roast Breadfruit

>> Tuesday, 29 November 2016

One of the best ways to eat breadfruit is roasted directly over fire. The smoke penetrates the flesh and gives it the best flavour; eaten with a sprinkling of salt or a drizzle of melted butter, eat bite is delicious.

Stuffed roast breadfruit came about from simply being creative when "bush cooking" (cooking outdoors away from all the trappings of a kitchen). The top of the breadfruit is cut and the center where the stem is embedded, is hollowed, generously rubbed with butter and then stuffed with cooked meats or sometimes with seasoned fish. The cap is secured in place with skewers and then set over a fire to roast.

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Barbados @ 50 - Red Ju-C

>> Monday, 28 November 2016

You may be wondering what is the big deal posting about a soda. Well let me tell you, this soda here - Red Ju-C is wickedly good and it goes well with so very many things. It is a Bajan tradition. On its own, cold with ice, it is refreshing. A ham cutter without Red Ju-C to chase it is found to be wanting. At Christmas, this is the # 1 soda (all year round too). You have to stock up on this soda early because it gets sold out. Remember I told you that it goes well with a lot of other things? It is a great combo with rum and vodka, Campari and other alcoholic beverages. Mix it with beer and you have your own brew of shandy. So good!

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