The one thing I truly enjoyed about growing up in a Caribbean household was how my parents were all about GROWING their own food. Before Hurricane Charley came, I was able to go to my backyard and eat whatever I wanted. Soursop, sweetsop, ackee, lemon, orange, coconut, avocado, tomato, watermelon, guava, pineapple. You name it, my mum most likely had it.
One of my favorite vegetables (I only thought of it as a herb) to use in the kitchen is ginger. This spicy Asiatic vegetable, which is used more as an herb, is a must have in my kitchen. Ginger is versatile not only due to it’s health benefits, but also because you can throw it in about anything and get a unique flavor. If you want to add flavor to your food, sauces, or to your juices, then ginger is a must have in the cabinet.