Dlo Diri: The Benefits of Rice Water

You may have seen this once or twice where mom or grandma is cooking diri blan and suddenly takes the rice water that she had set aside and gulps it.  If you’ve never seen that before, it’s definitely one that might have you wondering “what are you doing?”.  As it turns out there are several […]

4 Reasons to Indulge in Chokola

The essential ingredient of delicious chocolates is actually cocoa powder. Cocoa powder is produced from beans (actually seeds) from inside the cacao plant’s fresh fruit. In Haiti, cacao has grown in many geographical regions including Petite-Riviere-de-l’Artibonite, Grand’Anse, Camp Perrin, Belle Anse, and Tiburon. Darker chocolate contains the greatest amount of cocoa powder, which happens to […]

Why You Should Drink Lemon Water

Lemons water is sure to boost your immune system, improve your digestive systems, and cleanse your skin from the inside out. Enjoy a refreshing glass or two of lemon water everyday. Just the thought of a lemon’s sourness might actually have your lips puckering right now. Well, the good news is you don’t have to […]

Soothing Benefits of Remed Fey

In a traditional Haitian household, herbal remedies is viewed as a reliable source of natural medicine. These healing leaves can be soothing to the mind, body, and spirit. As always, be sure to consult your doctor. Ginger tea | Thé Gingembre. Ginger tea has many health benefits. The most common use for ginger is in […]

How to Make Confiture Peau Chadeque

Print Confiture Peau Chadeque Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 4 hours Yield: 10-12 Ingredients 10 large grapefruits 1/2 tsp of anise extract 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 1/2 tsp of almond extract 8 cinnamon sticks 1/2 ginger root, grated 6 cups of sugar 1/2 tsp of salt water as needed […]

The History of Soup Joumou

On January 1, we celebrate a new year and Haiti’s independence. It was on this date that Haiti became the first country to have ever successfully revolt against slavery. So as Haitians, we take great pride in our history as we celebrate each year with a traditional pumpkin soup known as Soup Joumou. Soup Joumou […]

How to Pick & Store Fruits and Vegetables

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