Caribbean Cod

The first time I went to Ghana in 1992 I recall a cousin of my father's colleague saying when he attended college in the United States it had been a culture shock for him. However, when he first visited Jamaica, well, that felt like home. The gentleman is Akan, Ashanti to be precise. In the…

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

I am a sandwich queen. Whereas some folks pick up habits in the street, I inherited this trait honestly, directly from my Father. Whatever Mom made for dinner, meatloaf or baked chicken invariably it would end up between two pieces of pillowy pumpernickel or corn rye bread from a venerable Jewish institution, Grossman's Bakery, RIP.…

Turnip Greens

This is a public service announcement: Unemployment has NOT improved under the Trump administration. There was no such thing as a homeless person in the 1970's. And turnips are not radishes. The tops of turnips are nutritious and part of the African Heritage Diet I grew up on. Turnip Greens 3 Bunches Organic Turnip Greens1…

Award Season Gin Spritzer

I'm not that interested in films because I think real life is more intriguing. But if you are or even if you're not, here's an interesting cocktail for your Oscar night jamboree. Robin's Gin Spritzer 1 Tablespoon Nolet's Gin1 Jigger (3 Tablespoons) chilled Organics Sparkling Grape Juice6 Dashes Peychaud's Aromatic Cocktail Bitters1/3 Tablespoon freshly squeezed…