TGIF to Pastry Heaven from SIMO’S!

PhotoGrid_1582132864215
A. Dulce de Leche Creamcheese Cronut; B. Bacon and Maple Cronut; C. Vanilla Sugar Palmiers

TGIF and #fbf to part of Suga’s Valentine’s haul from Simo’s Bread and Catering last Friday at the Valentine’s Pop Up at Wrightlife Live Food Eatery located at the Kiosks in Devon House, Kingston.

Gourmet Pastries from Simos are ALWAYS worth the calories. I was in Pastry heaven. #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Christina M.B. Simonitsch

Location: Montego Bay

Email: simosbreadandcatering@gmail.com

Instagram: @simosbreadandcatering

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Which Porridge is Healthy for You?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw Peanuts
  • 1 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. Flour (Preferably Whole Grain/Oat Flour)
  • 1 tbsp. Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Almond/Skimmed Milk
  • A pinch of Nutmeg
  • ½  teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • Water as needed (approximately 2 cups)

Method:

  • Place the Peanuts in a blender and process until it is almost smooth.
  • Remove the Peanuts and place in a container.
  • Place 1 cup of water in a pot to boil and add ½ tsp. of salt.
  • Place the Oatmeal in a blender and process until it becomes power.
  • Combine the Flour, Cornmeal, Peanut, Oatmeal in a container.
  • Slow pour water in the container and mix the ingredients to make a liquid paste.
  • Pour the liquid paste into the boiling water.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. (Do not let the flour get lumpy)
  • Cover and cook on medium setting. To prevent the porridge from boiling over, lift the cover and allow steam to escape.
  • After 12 minutes turn the setting to low then add the Vanilla extract, Nutmeg and Milk.
  • Stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Turn of the heat and allow the Porridge to slightly cool before serving.

Recipe for Oats Porridge

Ingredients

1 cup Quick Oats
2 cups Water
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon powder
1/4 cup Raisins (rinsed)
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg (freshly grated)
2 tablespoon Stevia/0-calorie Sweetener
1/4 cup Almond/Skimmed milk

Optional: extra Almond/Skimmed milk

Method

1. Bring 2 cups of Water to a boil in medium heat.
2. When the Water boils, add the Quick Oats.
3. Stir in the rinsed Raisins and reduce to low heat.
4. Cover the pot and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mixture becomes very thick.
5. Remove from the heat and Stir in the freshly grated nutmeg, Cinnamon powder, Stevia/0-calorie Sweetener, and Almond/Skimmed Milk. Depending on your preference, you can add more Milk.

If you wish to add fruit on top such as fresh Strawberries, 1/2 a Nanana or Blueberries for added flavour or natural sweetness, feel free!

Enjoy hot!

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Cellar 8!

20200217_124305_0000

Cellar 8 was the place Suga’s husband, Randy chose for the Valentine’s Day date!

He loved their menu, also endorsed by Suga and wanted to avoid places that felt too crowded.

20200219_013711

Cellar 8 seemed to manage an expected heavy flow of diners for the occasion well by having two seatings for the night, 6pm and 9pm. 6pm was a bit too early for a Friday evening, so we appreciate being accommodated for 7pm.

From the looks of it, appetizer servings seemed small, but we came out on top with the Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad and the creamy Seafood Bisque.

Screenshot_20200219-020640_Gallery
Chicken Marsala Kebab served over a mixed green salad.

Randy’s cut of Steak could have been bigger, but it was cooked to medium rare perfection and I thoroughly enjoyed my Seafood Thermidor.

20200219_020806
Thyme and Tarragon crusted Beef Tenderloin with mushroom cream sauce.
20200214_202158
C8 Seafood Thermidor with mixed greens and garlic bread.

Their Blackforest Cake and house made Gelato trio were a sweet ending to the evening.

With regards to cost, it was the usual high end price compared to if you chose from their regular menu, racking up a bill of about JA$20,000 for two if you ordered an additional beverage. Perhaps they could offer a Valentine’s Day special next year.

As a part of the earlier set of diners, service was managed relatively well. If there was any delay, we were made aware right away. The food was delectable and the ambience suited the occasion. Loved the brawta photo on the way out! Cellar 8, thanks for a memorable evening.

XoXo, Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Our Jamaican Chocolatiers represented at Salon du Chocolat in Belgium!

20200218_051950
Wouter Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company shows off Jamaica’s Bean-to-Bar Chocolate at Salon du Chocolat in Brussels, Belgium last weekend with Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate and Nadine Burie of Likkle More Chocolate beside him.

The Belgian capital hosted it’s 7th edition of Salon du Chocolat last weekend from February 14th to 16th, celebrating Chocolate in all its shapes and forms.

20200218_051725

4 of our local Bean-to-Bar Chocolatiers, Wouter Tjeerte of Pure Chocolate Company, Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate, Nadine Burie of Likkle More Chocolate and Nick Davis of One One Cacao were a few of the 100 participants that took part in the 3-Day event at Tour & Taxis. Amongst them were other Chocolatiers, Bean-to-Bar specialists, Confectioners, Pastry chefs and cocoa-producing countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kamina Johnson Smith along with Jamaica’s Ambassador to the EU, Sheila Sealey Monteith accompanied our Chocolatiers to give them support.

Visitors enjoyed pastry-making lessons, recipe demonstrations by top chefs and chocolate masters, tasting sessions and a Chocolate Fashion show!

20200218_051914
Carl Sharpe of Chocollor Chocolate.

Our Chocolatiers did not only bring our Bean-to Bar Chocolate to Brussels, but they did well. Likkle More Chocolate and Pure Chocolate Company completely sold out and Nick Davis’s One One Cacao will now be available in Europe from Bean to Bar! They offer Chocolates from around the world and will have One One Cacao’s St. Thomas Coconut Milk and Clarendon Bars available for a limited time.

20200218_051931

20200218_052048

20200218_052125
Nick Davis of One One Cacao with a buyer in Belgium.

Congratulations to all our Local Chocolatiers that brought Jamaican Chocolate to Europe. We are proud of you and appreciate you. One Love.

20200218_051812
The Jamaican Team at Salon du Chocolat in Brussels Belgium last Weekend.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Suga!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

20200214_052532
Mikayla Boswell and her mom, Kimberlee Boswell enjoying Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop last Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus with a purchase from Najwa’s Garden.

Remember to Support Local and Buy Jamaican. Enjoy Dinner and the Weekend with your loved ones! 😊💖

XoXo,
Suga

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Suga’s Top 6 picks to have Dinner for Valentine’s Day

20200213_064920

1. EITS Cafe

20200213_052256

EITS Cafe will be featuring a special a la carte menu from 12noon to 4pm and a Valentine’s Dinner Buffet from 5pm to 8pm. Be sure to RSVP because space is limited!

Suga recommends you celebrate love in the mountains if you get the Friday off or get to leave work early. Such a fresh, cool, calm atmosphere.

Here are the mains from the Dinner Buffet menu or you can go to http://www.17milepostja.com to see full menus.

20200213_052227

EITS Cafe at Mount Edge Guesthouse

Ph#: 876-944-8974

Address: 17 Mile Post, Newcastle. St. Andrew Jamaica

2. Sugar Mill Restaurant

20200213_055922

The Sugar Mill Restaurant by Half Moon, Montego Bay has the perfect ambience for Valentine’s Day Dinner. I am not sure if they have any special menu for the day, but if you go, be sure to ask for your local rate and enjoy.

It is the best restaurant in Jamaica and guaranteed value for money.

Sugar Mill Restaurant

***Reservations Recommended***

Location: Spring Farm Drive. Half Moon, Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Ph: 876-953-2211; 1-800-626-0592

Website: http://www.halfmoon.com

Hashtag for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: #SugarMillJamaica

3. The Blue Window Restaurant at the Jamaica Pegasus

The Blue Window Restaurant has quite an eye-catching menu and they aim to please with added entertainment. Even their Island Jerk Chicken Salad looks good. But how do you choose between that and the Spicy Curry Shrimp with whipped saltfish?! Make sure you order both and feed each other. I would also definitely have their Surf & Turf.

20200213_051152

20200213_052210

The Blue Window Restaurant, Jamaica Pegasus

***Reservations Recommended***

Location: 81 Knutsford Blvd., Kingston 5

Ph: 876-926-3690 – 5

4. Chive Restaurant

One of my faves, Chive restaurant is offering a 4-Course Valentine’s menu for Friday AND Saturday. Their menu looks fantastic, especially that chive style Bouillabaise! Be sure to make your reservations, as seating is limited.

20200213_042302

Chive Restaurant

Location: Shop 15, Orchid Village Plaza. 20 Barbican Road. Kingston 6.

Ph: 876-820-1194

Instagram: @chivejamaica

5. Cellar 8 Wine Bar

Cellar 8 is offering a glass of Prosecco with dinner and their dishes are usually delicious. The C8 Seafood Thermidor looks like the winner to me.

20200213_051115

Cellar 8 Wine Bar

Location: Shop 10, Upper Manor Park Plaza

Ph: 876-613-5934

Opening Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 4pm – 11pm

6. The Terra Nova All Suite Hotel 

The Terrace or Regency Room at The Terra Nova Hotel is quite reputable to have dinner for special occasions.

Their Filet Minon that is usually cooked to perfection is on the menu!

20200213_063706

The Terra Nova All Suite Hotel 

***Reservations Recommended***

Guests with Reservations receive Priority Seating

Location: 17 Waterloo Road. Kgn. 10.

Ph: 876-926-2211; 876-754-2114

Make your reservations and Enjoy! Love is in the air. 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Promo, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

How you can still Support Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf

20200211_044050
Hanna Cover, student of Lister Mair/Gilby High with her Painting that’s still available, ‘Love and Unity through Differences’.

You can still support ‘Hands in Art’ from Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf.

They still have Paintings and a Framed Drawing available that were guided by Suga Lifestyle’s, GW Art by Gabby. Check them out here!

*Prices range from $2500JMD to $7500JMD

PhotoGrid_1581413245570

These Paintings and Wooden signs by GW Art are also still available for purchase, where part proceeds will go to the school.

PhotoGrid_1581413741402

‘Hands in Art’ is a Suga Lifestyle & Rotaract Club of New Kingston Arts and Entrepreneurship Initiative with Lister Mair/Gilby High for the Deaf. The Project also has the support of e-Learning Jamaica Co. Ltd. ‘Impact Through Unity’ is Rotaract’s theme for the year, which inspired the majority of the pieces.

Last Saturday at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop, the kids showcased their Paintings guided by Gabrielle Burgess, Founder/Owner of GW Art and Jewellery guided by Bianca Bartley, CEO/Creative Director of Peace-is of Bianca. All proceeds from sales went towards the students’ educational resources and the school’s infrastructure and there is still a need for more funding, for instance, to supply classrooms with fans that are currently without.

20200211_044943
The talented, Beyonce Findley with her Drawing framed by Frame Art Jamaica with Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and classmates, Jaheim Watson (L) and Tyrese Dixon (R) at Suga Lifestyle’s V-Day Pop Up Shop last Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

Support a good cause. Our Children are our Future.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

%d bloggers like this: