smack! Feature: Eat like a champ! by Therese Morris, Founder/Owner of FdJ

These master-eaters & achievers shows us just how amazing the human body is at converting calories to energy. Asafa Powell fancies himself a “Grill King”, Yohan Blake is the real “banana man” while Michael Phelps takes on the sub and Eric Shanteau… well, he’s just nuts about nuts lol

smack! is the lifestyle section of SportGlobe (Gleaner Publication)

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smack! Features: “All Saltfish Sweet” & “Mario Batali: Man with the Orange Clogs” by Therese Morris, Founder/Owner of FdJ

The journey of salted codfish, from the Vikings & Newfoundland to slave food and Jamaica’s national dish. Known for his bright sense of fashion American Iron Chef Mario Batali is also verse on packing on and shedding a couple pounds, so I’ll take his word that “you just need to eat enough to get you to the next meal.”

smack! is the lifestyle section of SportGlobe (Gleaner Publication)

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smack! Feature: Hungry in Kingston by Therese Morris, Founder/Owner of FdJ

The five (5) featured restaurants are Deliworks, Cafe da Vinic, Raffaele’s Pizzeria, Shelly’s Restaurant, and Cafe Blue.

smack! is the lifestyle section of SportGlobe (Gleaner Publication)

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Bye Bye Sweet Belle (NOW CLOSED)

Sweet Belle, a tiny cupcake shop/cafe, located in Barbican, Kingston was on our “to do” list but sadly that moment shall never be :-(

"SWEET BELLE IS NOW CLOSED", said the sad note we received late last night, it goes on… 

HELLO ALL MY SWEET BELLE’S AND BEAUX, 

I am writing this email with a heavy heart as I announce the closure of Sweet Belle.  

Thanks for all the support over the past couple of months - it was great and I met some amazing people!!!! 
Love to you all 
The Sweet Belle Team


Our hearts goes out to the Sweet Belle Team…

Keep strong & hold the faith,

♥ FdJ

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HAPPY 50TH INDEPENDENCE DAY JAMAICA!!! 




Land of my Birth by Eric Donaldson
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah This is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. I will never leave her shores, I will never run away. I will always believe in the black, the green, the gold I say. All nations greater for their trials, we must face the test of time, And our people they are strong and we going to get along. Though some people say we are poor, but the progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are. I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. Let us stop for a minute, count our blessings one by one. We should never be disloyal, but stand up and keep strong. My Jamaica is a beautiful island, she is the pearl of the Caribbean Seas and our people they are free, no oppression there to see. With the prettiest women there be. And the hills, and the plains and the rivers and the valleys always beckon to me. I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah Miss Tourist, Mr. Tourist, leave your land and come. Tarry here for a while, and have a bath in the warm warm sun. We will share our land with you. Our people they are true, they will want to be with you. They will love, they will help, they will give, if you wish my friend you can live. You will be a happier one in the land of the rising sun. I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

HAPPY 50TH INDEPENDENCE DAY JAMAICA!!! 


Land of my Birth by Eric Donaldson

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah 
This is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. 
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. 

I will never leave her shores, I will never run away. 
I will always believe in the black, the green, the gold I say. 
All nations greater for their trials, we must face the test of time, 
And our people they are strong and we going to get along. 
Though some people say we are poor, but the progress you make my friend is not always how rich you are. 

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. 
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. 

Let us stop for a minute, count our blessings one by one. 
We should never be disloyal, but stand up and keep strong. 
My Jamaica is a beautiful island, she is the pearl of the Caribbean Seas and our people they are free, no oppression there to see. 
With the prettiest women there be. And the hills, and the plains and the rivers and the valleys always beckon to me. 

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. 
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. 
Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Ooh, Aah, Aah, Aah 

Miss Tourist, Mr. Tourist, leave your land and come. 
Tarry here for a while, and have a bath in the warm warm sun. 
We will share our land with you. Our people they are true, they will want to be with you. 
They will love, they will help, they will give, if you wish my friend you can live. 
You will be a happier one in the land of the rising sun. 

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. 
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth. 

I say this is the land of my birth; I say this is the land of my birth. 
I say this is Jamaica, my Jamaica, the land of my birth.

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Shrimp: Deveining & Stock

Let’s start with showing you how NOT to devein a shrimp, which I quickly learnt on my first attempt lol…

Do NOT try to devein shrimp with the shell on…

… you will get the digestive track out but…

… a shell-on technique may cause you to accidentally mutilate the shrimp…

… finally, do NOT attempt removing the gooey stuff with your fingers, it’s gooey lol

Now let’s focus on the RIGHT WAY to devein a shrimp…

DO remove the shell starting from the legs…

… please DO save the shells for making stock later…

… gently run the knife along the centre-back of the shrimp, creating a shallow incision…

… carefully scrap sideways to remove the now visible digestive track… 

… most people ignore the vein on the underside of the shrimp but I advice that you DO remove it just as you remove the digestive track on the back… 

… rinse and there you have it, clean shrimp as cute as a button :-D

Now it’s time to make SHRIMP STOCK!!! *such a food nerd lol*

This process is a easy as 1-2-3 (literally)…

… boil shrimp shells in water until they’re bright red…

… strain and use. the end.

Now you have the prefect base for Cinnamon-Swimps Fried Rice :-D

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Solomon Gundy, Took ill on a Thursday

Last night we discovered Tastee Cheese Solomon Gundy flavoured spread. At first  I thought “eewww” but then realized I been eating this same concoction for years lol

In case you’re unfamiliar with Solomon Gundy it’s pickled smoked red herring paste seasoned with the usual Jamaican spice suspects like scotch bonnet pepper, pimento/allspice, escallion & thyme. It’s pretty easy to make at home however we tend to go for convince now-a-days and just buy it in a jar. (Walkerswood’s Solomon Gundy)

While most here in Jamaica simply eat it with crackers, I’ve always felt compelled to press a piece of Tastee Cheese on the crackers before topping with the Solomon Gundy. Apparently my seeming odd mix has finally caught their attention…*did someone say possible royalties?* ;-D

By the way, there’s a little English nursery rhyme noted by James Orchard Halliwell (1842) which we associate with this snack. The exact connection isn’t clear but it’s really catchy and we’ll burst out singing it if someone mentions “Solomn Gundy” - at least my mom does LOL…

Solomon O’ Gundy,

Born on a Monday,

Christened on Tuesday,

Married on Wednesday,

Took ill on Thursday,

Grew worse on Friday,

Died on Saturday,

Buried on Sunday.

That was the end,

Of Solomon O’ Gundy.
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WTF - Wile Therese Fried Chicken

Promised our FdJ facebook fans pics of my most recent fried chicken experiment and decided to share it here too :-D

I seasoned it with Jerk Seasoning, Angostura, Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce, Mustard, Parmesan Cheese then coated with a Flour & Black Pepper Mix.

BTW it was intended to be two servings but everyone kept “theifing a piece” or few after round 1 lol 

♥ FdJ


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