If you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know how we feel about Caribbean cuisine. It's a significant aspect of the culture and a beautiful way to share who we are with the world. We rarely dine at a Caribbean restaurant without meeting the chef or owner and we love learning about their story. We have had the amazing fortune of connecting with Aldaine Oakley, AKA, Spice Jamaica and we've shared our conversation below. What is the name of your business and where are you
It's been less than 24 hours since the world experienced what has been dubbed as the best Instagram sound clash. If you're familiar with dancehall, your expectations were high and if you're like us, your expectations were exceeded. There has been so much coverage on the epic #Verzuz battle between #dancehall#reggae artists Beenie Man and Bounty Killer...it was highly anticipated and in the words of Beenie "muchly" received. Other reviews may focus on the particulars of the pe
Each week we feature a Caribbean farmer and use our platform to remind them just how important we know they are to us. This week, we had the privilege of interviewing farmer Jesse from "Sparkle Farms JA" and these were his responses to some of our questions. What is the name of your farm?
Sparkle Farms JA Where’s your farm located? Our farm is located in St James, Jamaica How did you get started In farming? Our family has always farmed. It was something we grew up with, so it
Callaloo is a popular Caribbean vegetable dish with many variations across the region. This green leaf plant is rumored to have its origins in West Africa and made its way into the Caribbean via the slave trade. Sometimes referred to as callalloo, callaloo bush or dasheen bush, callalloo contains large amounts of vitamins A, B, and C and is high in fiber, iron, and calcium. Callaloo is the National Dish of Trinidad and Tobago as well as Dominica. What is considered callaloo i
Haiti became the world's first black-led republic and the first independent Caribbean state in the 19th century when it overthrew and overcame French colonial control and slavery. While Haiti did not officially declare independence from France until January 1, 1804, Flag Day has been widely recognized since 1803, when the first independent flag was stitched together. The flag symbolizes the unity, dignity and self-sufficiency of the nation's people and rejection of its white
Each week we shout out farmers across the Caribbean region to promote their efforts and show our appreciation. This week, we're headed to the "Land of Soca" to visit Farmer Ramdeo Boondoo of Uncle Ben Green Gate Farm. We had the opportunity to interview Farmer Bandoo and you'll find a snapshot of our conversation below. Thank you, Farmer Bandoo for your time and commitment to the profession! Where’s your farm located? Our farm is located at Perseverance Road, Chaguanas,Trinid
Sherry, Stephan, Kashala, Omar, Halina, Justin, Tamina, Tyler, Janel & Norro Some of us are from the United States, some born in the U.S. with Caribbean heritage and some born, raised and still reside in the islands. We represent Dominica, Guyana, Puerto Rico and Jamaica and wave our flags with pride. Our I Love Being Caribbean Team represents a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills but we ALL share a deep love for the Caribbean culture and community. We