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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Garden Salad

Who doesn’t love a great tasting, refreshing, healthy salad? It is a great way to cool down and avoid over-stuffing. Today we give you a nice recipe to accompany your Sunday dinner. 65 more words

Jamaica

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[caption id="attachment_5841" align="alignright" width="300"]Jamaican Garden Salad Jamaican Garden Salad[/caption] Who doesn’t love a great tasting, refreshing, healthy salad? It is a great way to cool down and avoid over-stuffing. Today we give you a nice recipe to accompany your Sunday dinner. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 1 person
  • 1 head(s) iceberg lettuce, torn in small pieces
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Garden Salad Directions

Toss all ingredients together. Pour on dressing just before serving.

The Life of the Mine

Remembering Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) | Business Day | 22 July 2014.

‘…From the first lines of her first novel, The Lying Days, her prose has been scoured clean of any naïve lyricism.

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Literary Nonfiction

Juice Time

A wayward tribute to Alice Munro…and Raymond E. Feist.


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Electricity gone down from Flower Road to Davenport. No internet on a Sunday. Peace.

Yesterday’s swimming is still in me, in my shoulders and hair. 206 more words

Journal

Digressions: H.L. Mencken dances about architecture

I’ve been seasoning my trips to and from my dayjob by dipping into the essays of H.L. Mencken. Written over a fifty-year period in the first half of last century, this stuff’s quite old but still packs a whipcrack. 251 more words

Editorial

Official Says Jamaica's Drought Is Intensifying

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – A severe drought is intensifying in Jamaica with water supply systems already well below normal, the Caribbean country’s environment minister said Sunday night… 312 more words

ABC World News

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Reblogged from DAVIDMcFADDEN Associated Press [caption id="attachment_5832" align="alignright" width="300"]Drought in Jamaica Drought in Jamaica[/caption] KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) – A severe drought is intensifying in Jamaica with water supply systems already well below normal, the Caribbean country’s environment minister said Sunday night In a national address, Robert Pickersgill told Jamaicans the government is trucking water to hard-hit farming districts where parched conditions have withered crops. Many Jamaican small farms lack irrigation systems and depend entirely on rainwater. Rainfall has been scarce for months and inflows into reservoirs are significantly reduced. Some water supply systems have “dried up entirely,” Pickersgill said. Reservoirs are dwindling so badly in areas serving the island’s capital of Kingston that temporary shutoffs of the public water supply happen daily. “This is a challenge and it is one that is made worse by higher temperatures and windy conditions that provide the perfect combination for bush fires, which, given the present water shortage, will be difficult to control and extinguish,” Pickersgill said. Two weeks ago, the government announced that wasting water was illegal. There has been a prohibition notice on activities like filling up swimming pools and watering lawns. Water wasters can be fined or even serve a 30-day jail sentence. Authorities are increasing work crews to respond to leaks in water mains amid the worrying shortages. Two phone hotlines will be set up so people can report leaks. Pickersgill said a policy is being developed to increase rainwater harvesting. “I firmly believe this is the route we must take in the face of climate change impacts which will intensify drought conditions,” he said. The minister noted that weather projections do not forecast increased rainfall even for the island’s next rainy season starting in October, so the “already serious water supply situation we are experiencing will most likely worsen.” Other countries around the Caribbean are also struggling with drought. The island of St. Lucia is under emergency water restrictions and Venezuela has been rationing supplies.

Falling Asleep Under Flannery O'Connor

I’ve been reading a biography of Flannery O’Connor over the last few days. She’s a bit of a hero of mine; one of my all time favourite writers. 1,671 more words

Other Writers

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Chicken Chop Suey

The Chinese played an integral role in the development of Jamaican culture and cuisine. Dishes like the Chop Suey and Sweet and Sour Chicken are popular dishes all over the island, and can be found in almost every Chinese restaurant. 248 more words

Jamaica

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[caption id="attachment_5818" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Jamaican Chop Suey dish Jamaican Chop Suey dish[/caption] The Chinese played an integral role in the development of Jamaican culture and cuisine. Dishes like the Chop Suey and Sweet and Sour Chicken are popular dishes all over the island, and can be found in almost every Chinese restaurant. Today we give you a tasty recipe to create your own Jamaican Chop Suey dish. Check it out below.