Manguuhhh *Mango*

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So its almost Mango time when the mango tree start to bear and di blossom inna everybody yaad. Being in the States now specifically where I live its not that easy to find an abundance of mango like it is back home. I only come across one type of mango. But if you are like me and believe that mango is the holy grail of all fruits then you know yearly I go to the ends of the earth to find perhaps a few juicy ‘East Indian’ or ‘Fine skin/Blackie’ mango.
What I love about mango is its versatilities. It can be eaten whole ofcourse ripe or ‘turn’ as Jamaicans would say meaning half ripe, roasted and as a puree among many other ways.

Roasted Mango

Ingredients:

🔸1 *turn* half ripe mango

🔸2 teaspoons of virgin olive oil

🔸 2 tablespoon of brown sugar

🔸Himalayan pink salt (just a pinch)

Cooking instructions:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2. Peel and pit mango, slice into sections, place mango slices in a baking pan.

Step 3. Drizzle the virgin olive oil evenly on each mango slice. Do the same with the pink salt and the brown sugar.

Step 4. Roast for 5 to 7 minutes or until the mango slices start to brown around the edges.

Step 5. Ready to eat!

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Yum Yum 😋
Enjoy
Xo

Carnival is Woman

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I came across this photo while stalking everything that remotely consist of the hashtag Trinidad Carnival…..what? Where? Who? When? U name it i was in full #IdidNotGetToGoToTrinidadSoImmaStalkTheLifeOuttaItOnSocialMedia mood lol it sucked. Anyways from the photos and videos that I saw it seemed like everyone had the time of their lives. Then I came across this stunning thought-provoking photo and it sent shockwaves all through my body. She not only wore this costume she embodied it!….she lived it!….she owned it! This is what carnival is about its a celebration of our ancestors….what they did, who they were and what they stood for. She showed strength….empowerment…traditions…..boldness….culture….tenacity….tribe….fearlessness and that is exactly what carnival is about. Carnival is Woman!!

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Xo

Nostalgic

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Soooo…..I came across this photo sometime ago and it brought back so many blissful memories. The nostalgia associated with this picture got me smiling from ear to ear.  I remember one instance so vividly when I got some rope that was laying around the house and decided to build a swing. I was very determine to get that swing. I attached the rope to the #11 mango tree inna mi yaad (still there) and secured it as much as I could. I got a piece of board and squeezed it in between the ropes and away I went back and forth…weeeeeeeee………😁😀 swinging the hell out a that swing trying to go as high as I could. Suddenly I was on the ground wid a buss head crying lol. However I look back and I wouldnt have changed it fa the world. I am proud of the upbringing I got in Jamaica. The tree climbing, the barefoot strolling, the ring games…..mannnn……nothing the most smartest tech can create that will eva come close to these sweet sweet memories and experiences I had as a child.

Proud Island Gal
Proud Jamaican
Xo