A 'Hell' Of A Pudding

Edgar Wallace, proprietor of
Just Coool Green Grocery
and Variety Store, tells
Thursday Life how he devised
the recipes for his cornmeal
and potato puddings.

We're coasting along the highway through the garden parish of St Ann when our super alert Jamaica Observer driver Dwight Lee requests a stop in Priory. "Can I get some potato pudding?" he asks, a hint of longing evident in the beseeching tone. We're naturally curious and acquiesce. The vehicle come ... Read More

In the mood for a
light lunch?
Consider a
pineapple jerk
chicken wrap (top
left), a chicken
composed salad
(top right), a tuna
composed salad
(bottom left) or a
Greek salad. VIDEO: Asia's Café
Success is as sweet as the decadent pastry at Asia's Café. In its 10-month span, business is ... Read More

Andrew Graham selects tender pieces and sauce for an order
at the Jerk Hut. A Taste Of Jerk
The smell of jerk chicken and pork wafted up to our nostrils during a tour of the Royalton White San ... Read More

Brand Manager for International Wines & Spirits at J Wray &
Nephew Jared Samuel, who brought a bottle of Ruinart Brut,
was more than happy to see some of his other brands present. World Champagne Day
This annual event encourages the celebration of this truly unique wine that can only come from the C ... Read More

Self-Employed Spending Plan

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Budgeting is an essential skill for successful money management and it should be practised by all persons, regardless of their income level. Without a clear idea of the real cost of your lifestyle, you may make improper spending decisions and jeopardise your future financial well-being. Preparing a spending plan is even more critical if you are self-employed, especially if your income is generated sporadically and you cannot predict when your next dollar will be earned. While there is freedom i ... Read More

Vows - Love Knows Best

Monday, October 27, 2014    

Mr and Mrs Kimar Drysdale share

All your perfect imperfections — All of Me by John Legend A chance encounter... Love has a way of knowing what you need, even if you don't. Chirleen Wisdom and Kimar Drysdale found in each other the love they didn't know they were looking for. The year was 2007 and Wisdom, a teacher at Drew's Avenue Primary, and Drysdale, customer service representative at National Safety Limited, were participants in a music seminar held at the New Testament Church of God's camp site in St Ann. By pur ... Read More

Oscar de la Renta – A Caribbean Pioneer

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

Oscar cover

“There is no sound more feminine than a woman in a taffeta dress.” This ball-gown, wedding dress, window treatment and wallcovering woven silk fabric staple was the medium with which famed Dominican Republic-born and bred, European-trained American designer Oscar de la Renta helped to document the social calendar of Hollywood stars; ladies-who-lunch and gala socialites; and further afield, US first ladies. For half-acentury, de la Renta — via his eponymous label and stints at ... Read More

Giving Back

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

The evening’s awardees (from left) Dr Henry Lowe, Laura Facey Cooper, Steven Woodham, Michelle Allen,
Richard Byles, Ingrid Card, Archbishop of Kingston Charles Dufour, and Father Gavin Augustine.

Celebrating the philanthropic work of individual and corporate do-gooders, the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) of Jamaica ushered in its fifth annual Business and Civic Leadership Awards for Excellence ceremony last Thursday evening at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The awards banquet bristled with palpable excitement, possibly enhanced by the cocktail hour and free-flowing libations at the Johnnie Walker-branded lounge bar. The ceremony's formal proceedings moved at a brisk pace, efficientl ... Read More

My Kingston - Chef Judson Todd Allen

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

Allen was a guest at last month’s Simply
Red Festival hosted by the HEART
Foundation at Jamaica House.

"Architect of Flavour", Executive Chef and CEO, Healthy Infused Cuisine, LLC What were your first impressions of Kingston? It was definitely a surprise for me because I expected these white sandy beaches and exotic fruit trees to greet me as I got off the plane; however, it felt more metro-like. My immediate feeling was that Kingston was going to offer a colourful experience that some of the more tourist locations could not deliver on. Oh yes, my stomach immediately began growling as all I co ... Read More

And MOBO's Patty Award Goes To...

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

Members of the JPC catering team with Jamaican-born, UK-based
reggae artiste Jason 'Stylo G' McDermott, who got the MOBO 2014
Award nod (bottom) for Best Reggae Act, and was applauded by the
evening’s MC Mel B.

Kanya King, MBE, the conceptualiser of MOBO (Music of Black Origin), Europe's biggest urban music brand - which has helped to catapult musicians like Craig David, N-Dubz, Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sande and Rita Ora - not only returned the Awards to London on Wednesday night for its 19th iteration, after an absence of five years, but tantalised the taste buds at the after-party that was held at Hilton London Wembley with Jamaica patties and Devon House ice-cream courtesy of Jamaican Patty Company (J ... Read More

Oscar's 'Rock' Connection

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

Saint International
model Sosheba
Griffiths for de la
Renta’s Fall 2010

As SO joins the international fashion community in mourning designer icon Oscar de la Renta, who transitioned to eternal rest last Monday at age 82, The Rock's connection to the celebrated legend was long bridged by our model citizens on the catwalk at de la Renta's Fashion Week presentations in the Big Apple. Saint International star Shena Moulton harkened back to 2011, and fond memories of the departed designer, who she was tickled pink to work for in his Gotham showroom. "It was truly a ple ... Read More

Cocktails With - Marcia Griffiths

Sunday, October 26, 2014    


A national treasure, renowned not only for a remarkable solo career, but also for her hit songs with Bob Marley and the I-Three, as well as frequent duets with Beres Hammond..., Marcia Griffiths was bestowed with the title Commander of Distinction at last Monday's National Honours and Awards Investiture Ceremony at King's House. We catch up with the living music legend ahead of boarding a flight for an engagement in New York, the ageless Griffiths was in typical down-to-earth mode and ready to ... Read More

Purple perspective

With Tony Robinson | Sunday, October 26, 2014    

What would Boys Champs be without KC, as the school has blazed a trail that
others can only envy. Having won the title the most of any school, KC is a tour
de force.

Thus far our fortune Keeps an upward course, And we are graced with wreaths of victory. — Shakespeare, 3 Henry, VI, V, 3 THERE is a school called Kingston College (KC) that always seems to be the focus of attention. True, it is perhaps the most popular school in Jamaica, as its exploits span far and wide. Without a doubt, its motto, Fortis cadere cedere non potest, is the best known of all mottos and is even spouted by other schools, with one school even 'adopting' it as its own. So mu ... Read More

Gardening - Oct 26

Sunday, October 26, 2014    

Betty Stephenson Ashley
Betty's Landscaping, Farm Garden Supplies
161 Constant Spring Road,
Kingston 8, Jamaica .
Telephone: 876-931-8804, 876-755-2204
Mobile: 876-322-4585, 876-870-0191
Fax: 876-931-8805

Dear Orchid Doc: Thanks for all your orchid tips. I look forward to your article every Sunday. My Dendrobium leaves are covered with some greyish/white stuff on both sides of the leaves. It seems like after a while the spots become brown or I don't know if this is something different. What can I use to get rid of this problem? I look forward to your answer. Thanks Jan Dear Jan: Thank you for your kind following. Your orchids seem to have more than one problem, but luckily nothing that ... Read More



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