TGIF to Sal’s Sweets Baking the World a Better Place!

TGIF and #fbf to #Sugataster Randy and I indulging in the unique variety of Sal’s Sweets delights.

From practicing Financial Services in Estonia and Florida to settling back home in Jamaica and practicing her passion, Sal Mahtani brings out the flavours she has grown up with that complement each other so well. She is of Indian heritage and has family in the Phillipines, where she has visited as well as countries in Europe. Being well travelled, she has demonstrated a knack for playing with different flavours, for anything but an average result.

This home-taught Baker started out baking Lemon Rosemary Scones for herself and friends while living in Florida. Go figure!

In a currently saturated field of Bakers especially during the pandemic, Sal does not do the classic Cookies, Cupcakes, Banana Bread or Cinnamon Rolls. It’s innate for her to do spin offs.

Russian Tea Cookies
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Baklava with a twist!
Baklava with a twist! (Shortbread crust, layered with nuts, baked with filo dough on top and drizzled with pumpkin spice syrup!)
Carrot Cake with a twist! Carrot Cake loaf topped off with with roasted walnuts, cranberries and spiced cream cheese frosting!

Her signature Cookies are Russian Tea Cookies that melt in your mouth, using her Mom’s recipe that she has recreated to offer vegans too. Her Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies with local Chocollor Chocolate, Earl Grey Lavendar Cookies and atypical Baklava are divine. A twist on the classic Baklava, using a shortbread crust, layered with nuts, baked with filo dough on top and drizzled with pumpkin spice syrup! Excellent texture for travel, whether it’s you or Sal! She frequently comes to Kingston on weekends from Ocho Rios for pick up and can facilitate FREE Delivery. Her products are now in the new Ciao Bella Café and soon to be in Lala’s Nutmeg in Ocho Rios!

Looking forward to Sal’s Sweets’  Summer spin offs! A little birdie told me I can look out for Lychee Lavendar, Chai and Lemon Basil flavours with Popsicles in the mix!

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Sal’s Sweets

Ph: 876-388-6426

Instagram: @salsweetsja

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TGIF to Nazmar Pastries’ NEW Scrumptious Signature Doughnuts!

It was all about the Cream Cookie, Coffee Glaze & Piña Colada to treat my Pops-in-law for Father’s Day. Couldn’t let him have it all though. Gotta let them watch their SUGAr😀

Nazmar Pastries continues to deliver soft, delish, moist doughnuts.
Dough not be afraid to treat yourself to Nazmar Pastries ! #SugaEndorsed

Nazmar Pastries

Ph: 876-374-6007

Instagram: @nazmar_pastries

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Sweet & Spice up Mom with Mrs. Bee’s Honey and Bread & Butter Pickle!

Sweet & Spice up Mom with Mrs. Bee’s Honey (Instagram: @mrsbeeshoney) and Bread & Butter Pickle!

Suga’s Mother-in-Law, Mrs. Veronica Burgess of Mrs. Bee’s Honey produces all natural, home-made Honey from Jack’s Hill, St. Andrew.

Mrs. Bee is a prime example of Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow. So this Saturday, she will add a likkle brawta, also offering tasty Bread & Butter Pickle that you can add on just about anything to spice it up.

Bring out the Family to enjoy Suga Lifestyle’s Mother’s Day Pop Up at The Jamaica Pegasus in the Rio Bueno Suite this SATURDAY, MAY 8th from 10AM-4PM!

***Covid19 Protocol will be observed and masks are required***
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By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to all kind of yummy, creamy flavours from Artiscoop!

Chocolate Strawberry Flirt from Artiscoop

Closed out the Weekend Lockdown Edition in fine style! Who doesn’t like Ice Cream on a Sunday ?!

Artiscoop is on the rise with a variety of mouth-watering flavours, where Artisan, also Doctor and Photographer, Jodi-Ann Millen keeps coming up with more!

It was hard to choose, but I happily settled with the Chocolate Strawberry flirt (with Cafe Blue Chocolate by Nadine Burie), Otaheite Lemonade Sorbet, White Chocolate Raspberries, Red Wine & S’mores and my fave, Strawberry French Toast with Coffee Syrup. Absolutely unique and delicious! The texture was creamy as it should be, but also didn’t melt too fast. The Sorbet was fruity, icy and on point.

Otaheite Lemonade Sorbet from Artiscoop

Jodi managed to orchestrate richness in all her flavours! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

#CantQuarantineTheHustle
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Instagram: @artiscoop

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TGIF to Absolutely DOUGH -LICIOUS Doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries !!!


Suga’s Weekend Lockdown Edition continues!

Strawberry and Vanilla cream filled doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries

Yes Yes Yes to Strawberry and Vanilla cream filled doughnuts from Nazmar Pastries!

With the combination of these soft, delish, moist doughnuts and the rain…Weekend lockdown did sweet bad. They never made it to another day, much less a few hours.

Dough not be afraid to treat yourself to Nazmar Pastries (Ig: @nazmar_pastries) ! Great, quick customer service and don’t you just enjoy a pleasant tone over DM with your requests?! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Nazmar Pastries

Ph: 876-374-6007

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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#tbt to Cheat Day Fun with Strictly Cookies Ja !!!

The pictures practically say it all, giving some Photo credit to Strictly Cookies Ja because this is a Cookie Jar you dig into right away.

Each month Strictly Cookies Ja usually presents an exciting new flavour and I had the pleasure of doing back to back, March and April! The Berry Cookie Jar and the Duplex Cookie Jar … totally worth the calories!

The Berry Cookie Jar, probably one of Lauren’s best yet, had homemade strawberry & blueberry jams blended in with  vanilla whipped cream and soft strawberry cookies with a freshly baked oatmeal Cinnamon streusel layered throughout for that added crunch of perfection.

The Duplex Cookie Jar had chocolate, chocolate chip & vanilla cookies, orange cream cheese filling with strawberry jam and Pure Chocolate Company’s Cocoa nibs! Delish!

These Jars remind me of a delicious, addictive Strawberry Shortcake back in the day. If you know, You Know.

Follow & keep up with Strictly Cookies Ja on Instagram, @strictlycookiesja to see what’s in the May Jar. They get sold out fast! #EarnYourCarbs

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection Presents The Bread Pudding Factory!

Coming in from Linstead, Nikeisha Reynolds is going to WOW you with her BREAD PUDDINGS!

Watch the Video! There is nothing more to say 🎤 #SugaEndorsed

Bring out the Family to enjoy Suga Lifestyle ‘s Christmas Connection at The Jamaica Pegasus on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12!

Watch “Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection Presents The Bread Pudding Factory!” on YouTube here:

***Covid-19 Protocol will be observed***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Detox Before the Weekend with Chef Lumley’s Green Juice! It’s a whole MOOD!

Whether or not you like Green Juices, this is the one for you! Even though I eat and drink Healthy, I’m not a Green Juice fan. It’s usually lacking in taste or far too tangy. Chef Brian Lumley found the perfect balance between both, using a bit of citrus and pine.

The citrus and pine can be omitted for persons with allergies or for persons on a detox that wish to eliminate sugar entirely. No artificial sugars are used and notice would have to be given from early to have the juice without that tang.

It’s best chilled and smells so good from you pour it! It’s not entirely smooth, but that’s because it has the good stuff! Fibre! Fibre is especially important for those on a cleanse or for persons like myself who need a renewed energy.

I had Chef Lumley’s Green Juice a few weeks ago in between training clients instead of my usual healthy snack. It was a great supplement, with probably even less carbs and calories.

For the ladies, it is especially good to keep your iron count in check or bring it to what it needs to be.

If you weren’t distracted by Chef Lumley’s whole MOOD, you can see he offers a variety of sizes to suit your needs:
8oz – $500
16oz – $1500
1L – $2500
1.5L – $3500

It’s best if you just go Large, because you will want more. Chef Lumley’s Green Juice is #SugaEndorsed (The good ‘Suga’! 😉)

Email your Orders to theculinaryoasis@gmail.com

Chef Brian Lumley

Instagram: @cheflumley_

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Miss Nella from St. Ann will be back with her Chorlavi’s Fruity, Tipsy and Pepper Jams!

Nella Stewart of Chorlavi’s serving patrons samples of Jams at GW Art’s Exhibition last year on September 28, 2019 at The Jamaica Pegasus.

Nella Stewart of Chorlavis will have:

JUNE PLUM LEMONGRASS,
MANGO PASSION,
TAMARIND,
TAMARIND COCONUT,
TIPSY TAMARIND and
PEPPER Jams

THIS SATURDAY at GW ART’s Exhibition from 12 NOON – 6PM at The Liguanea Club, New Kingston.

Sizes are 4oz & 6oz Jars for $500 & $700 respectively and for the Tipsy Jams only, $700 and & $1000 respectively.
*All JMD

Nella Stewart of Chorlavi’s at Suga Lifestyle’s Christmas Connection 2019. Always a hit!

Hope to see you there!

Chorlavi’s
Instagram: @chorlavis
Email: chorlavisgems@gmail.com

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Throwback Tuesday to LIFE MADE EASY with The Perfect Batch !!!

It is the season…Bird Bush season! The weekends where it all began, when Shannon Sasso would Bake Cookies every weekend for the occasion. Instead of sharing her perfect recipe, she shared something even better. The actual Cookie Dough! A frozen log of Cookie Dough at your doorsteps.

Forget about all the hard work, just thaw for a few minutes, lay them out on a cookie sheet, but far apart because they can get huge! Then you have your Cookies, perfect either way. Since it is usually a mix of Chocolate Chips and finer Chocolate shavings, you can add more Chocolate Chips if that’s your preference or even add a little Peanut Putter, M & Ms, you name it. The Perfect Batch of Cookies in less than 15 minutes with no mess in the kitchen. THANKS Shannon!

Shannon Sasso of The Perfect Batch. She Makes, We Bake!

The Perfect Batch also has rich, delicious Fudge sticks and a NEW item, Cookie Dough Bites! The Cookie Dough Log has eggs so for those of us that love to eat Cookie Dough, The Perfect Batch has made it safe by offering Cookie Dough Bites for September. Check out The Perfect Batch today, order up by tomorrow and ENJOY because we all need a little easy in our lives right now. The Perfect Batch is #SugaEndorsed.

The Perfect Batch

Instagram: @theperfectbatch_ja

Ph: 876-454-5596

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