My grandmother on my fathers’ side turned 88 this week. She lives in Jamaica and, most unfortunately, I have not seen her in over 10 years. I cannot describe or relationship as a very close one, as I really have not seen her much in my life. However, I could describe it as a special one. Special because she is such a special woman.

She has such a wonderful demeanor and grand smile and an air of love about her. When ever my family would visit her home, I always felt welcomed, loved, safe and taken care of, irrespective of the time between visits (which at times was years). We never had any great exchange of words, but this feeling was simply felt and understood. Continue reading “Chewy Coconut Macaroons in the Raw” »

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Coconuts remind me of sunshine, warm weather, palmtrees, blue waters and all that which I currently greatly desire!!! Whenever I got to visit my relatives in Trinidad, the first things that I ALWAYS immediately request are coconut water, sipped directly from the just-opened young coconut and a chicken curry roti, which I will definitely talk about in great detail later on. Once I have my fill of those two things….I know that I have arrived and can look forward to the rest of my stay.

The coconut is also often referred to as the tree of life, and is classifies as “functional food” due to the enormous health properties it contains. I have been using dried coconut to make granola bars, muesli, cakes, cookies and sprinkle over my smoothies.

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