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Callaloo… a very popular Jamaican dish that is enjoyed not just for breakfast, but often for lunch and even dinner. A green, leafy vegetable commonly served with salt fish, dumplings or in rice, or simply seasoned with onions, tomatoes & garlic or by itself.
Juicing these lovely greens has become very popular. Nowadays it seems that everyone is drinking this ‘green’ juice for a healthier lifestyle. Perhaps it is because callaloo is rich in carbohydrates, packed with iron and low in sodium.
But one of my all time favourites is callaloo quiche. Just thinking about it gets my taste buds excited. Quiche is a delicious, versatile dish - perfect for entertaining. Don’t worry if you never went to culinary school, quiche is one of the easiest and tastiest dish you’ll ever make.
So, here’s a recipe for you to try.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove pie crusts from box so they can reach room temperature. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and half and half until combined. Add in pepper, salt, and mustard. Mix well.
After your pie crusts have come to room temperature, roll one out onto your pre-greased pie pan. Layer cheese on the bottom of the pie crust. Now pour egg mixture in and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Place in the oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Crust should be golden brown and eggs should be fully set.
Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve. You can garnish with some chopped green onion or sour cream. Add some cheddar cheese on top if you are a cheese lover. Enjoy with a your favourite glass of Chardonnay.
Accompanied by son and business partner Jason (dragged kicking & screaming),it was off to Stush In The Bush which I had wanted to visit since hearing about it from a friend months ago.
We had to park off the roadside and go down the lane by foot, as the fact that it had rained earlier and we drove a Honda motor car (no fourwheel drive) were not conducive to negotiating the road. Along the way we passed met a cow who we dubbed Annabelle, happily grazing on copious amounts of grass and exchanged greetings with a couple of area farmers tending their fields.
The panoramic view of the landscape….breathtaking. We were greeted by the amiable and easy going Christopher Binns who welcomed us a taste of an organic strawberry and well fell into a short conversation. It was not long before Lisa stuck her head out inviting us on up the house which is built atop a 33,000 gallon water tank, the interior of which is painted light blue to discourage the growth of algae.
We had caught them in the midst of preparations for an incoming group and just fell in with me - sampling, observing & chit chatting with Lisa as she prepped her delicious fare & Jason accompanying Chris on his harvesting jaunts to reap Lisa ‘shopping list’.
Some of the delicious treats that Lisa prepared
Needless to say, at the end of it all I had to drag Jason kicking & screaming away! :)
Thanks for a great day guys!
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