My weekend with Chronixx and Protoje

Jamaica – home to the greatest music of all time, Reggae.

Last Friday night was nothing short of that and it was 100% SOLD OUT.

The show opened with a new upcoming act, Eesah.

Protoje, performed for a little over an hour. Performing most of his songs from his latest album Ancient Future. He of course included some throwbacks “Rasta Love”, “Stylin” and “Arguments” He closed with “Blood Money” his latest controversial release which addresses some of the socio-economic inequalities that exist in Jamaica.

Chronixx performed for over two hours delivering an AMAZING SHOW. Oh, the love of true reggae music. He opened with a Nyabinghi-themed opening followed by his reggae odyssey – doing what Chronixx does best. He sang crowd favourites engaging the audience along the way with I Can, Spiurlina, Skankin’ Sweet, Spanish  Town Rockin’ Alpha and Omega, Roots and Chalice, Never Give Up, They Don’t Know, Majesty, Black Is Beautiful and ended the night with Likes and Like A Whistle.

Took out my phone so I could share a bit of the concert with you all:

It was a well produced event filled with an audience of all ages, races, overseas guest and Jamaicans of social and economic strata. It is good to know that clean, enjoyable, non violent music still exist.

Continue encouraging the positivity and uplifting the youth. Job well done!

lots of love,

GC

What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

GC

 

Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric 

 

the sun always rises again, embrace a new day!

Palisades – Kingston, Jamaica aka “Airport Road” 

(photo taken by thegracedcitizen)

Cafe Blue, Irish Town, Jamaica

It was such a lovely day out

If you’re looking for a quiet getaway then a trip to the hills is definitely the ideal thing to do!

Recently my friends and I went on a little road trip to check out some spots on the island! It was such a lovely day out. 

After about a 45 min drive (timing from Papine area) we first stopped by Cafe Blue in Irish Town . Now, Cafe Blue has THE BEST (in my opinion) coffee ever. They really are the home of Jamaica’s finest gourmet coffee drinks. 

My favourite is the Blueccino!

The carrot cake with cream cheese topping is also divine. The texture of the cake was soft but not overbearingly mushy.

My friends tried the white chocolate cheesecake with a hot beverage.

Overall it was worth the drive out to the hills and the view of course, was amazing:

I think it’s a great idea for a mini trip – few hours, clear your mind with the clean, crisp air and the gourmet Jamaican coffee.  I give CB a sure ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Have you visited this Cafe Blue location in Jamaica? Let me know what you think!

lots of love,

GC