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Jamaican Curry Powder

Posted in Recipes on October 30th, 2009

Jamaican Curry Powder is quite different than Indian curry spice mixes, though it was inspired by it and shares the name, “curry.” It tends to be simpler in flavor and tastes more spicy and sweet as opposed to the spicy-hot and slightly sour flavors found in Indian curries. The signature difference between Jamaican and Indian curries is that Jamaicans use allspice in theirs while the Indians normally don’t.

Jamaican Curry Powder
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Recipe type: Spice Mix
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Serves: 100+
 
Jamaican curry powder is a great addition to many, many dishes. It can, among other things, be used in soups, salad dressings, or as dry rubs on meats.
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons whole anise seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries
  • 5 tablespoons ground turmeric
Instructions
  1. Reserve the tumeric. Combine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, anise seeds, fenugreek seeds, and allspice berries in a pan. Toast them over medium heat, stirring or shaking them gently, until the spices slightly darken and become very fragrant. This takes approximately ten (10) minutes.
  2. When the spices have been toasted, remove them from the skillet, and allow them to cool to room temperature. Grind the toasted spices with the turmeric in either a spice grinder or mortar & pestle. Store the ground spices away from direct light in an airtight container at room temperature.

Once made, it will keep for many months if stored in a cool, dark, dry place.

At that point, no matter what you put it in or on, it’s all cut and curry. Mek wi nyam!.

Related Reading:

The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World
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Obama: All Or Nothing

Posted in Humor, Politics on October 29th, 2009

President Obama, leading his Liberals in their oft-times mindless seeming charge for healthcare “reform,” is wagering everything on history’s decision on his “roll of the dice.”

President Obama's Healthcare Gamble - But It's The Taxpayers' Chips He's Wagering
It’s All Or Nothing! Wait, Those Are My Chips.

Sadly for Americans, there’s more at stake than the Liberals’ stranglehold on Congress and whatever hopes my remain for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. President Obama’s wagering the economic future of America and the very lives of millions of Americans and their future children on his vision of the future.

Really! President Obama doesn’t seem to be able to help himself; he seems compelled to do this despite the evident outrage it is causing Americans. They say that the first step to overcoming these problems is admitting that you have them. I guess President Obama isn’t quite there yet. I just hope that the intervention that is surely coming isn’t more than he and his Liberals can take. 😉

Related Reading:

America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System
America: The Cookbook
Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity
Obama: An Oral History
America: A Narrative History (Tenth Edition) (Vol. 1)

ObamaCare Line – 5

Posted in Humor, Politics on October 29th, 2009

Assuming that ObamaCare is passed into law in America, people may in the future be calling the ObamaCare Line as the first step in receiving medical treatment. Here’s what such a phone call might sound like:


The ObamaCare Line – Enforcement Of Obama’s Policies

Well, as over-the-top and hyperbolic as this video by Concerned Women For America is, mandatory health insurance is part of the proposed ObamaCare. Enforcement capabilities have to be assumed, especially with the proposed sharing of health insurance information and medical records between different branches of the federal government, including the IRS.

All sarcasm and humor aside, this video speaks to a real fear among Americans. If the government controls our access to medical care, how can we dissent from anything that the government wants to do without risking our health and lives and that of our children?

On the other hand, if they’d have included that creepy Obama cult hold music, it might make one glad for the police to come to take you away. 😉

Related Reading:

Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity
Police: Hurrying! Helping! Saving!
The Road To Tyranny: Individualism to Collectivism
What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter
Politics (Dover Thrift Editions)