Now that the 2013 season is near the end, we would like to say THANK YOU to all of customers, collegues and friends for making the year another success! We are proud to participate in community initiatives which connect us to our foods, producers, and the environment. Let's continue to work together strengthening ties in our community. Bravo Marche Fermier!
Before we bid farewell to the days of summer, it's time to head to Roxham Farm! For almost 20 years, Sue Heller has opened her home and surrounding terrain to guests for a unique weekend of arts & crafts, international foods and authentic country vibes. This is a free event and it's family friendly. Island Organix has been invited this year to cook up some delicious Jamaica Homestyle meals, courtesy of our chef, Tony Campbell. Find us this weekend, 14+15 September from 10am-4pm. For more information please follow the links below:
Sunshine, camping, live music, swimming & Jamaica homestyle cooking are just a few of the things in store for this weekend! Hungry to escape the city before the end of the summer? Reggae Bash is family friendly. Music starts Friday PM and continues until Sunday PM. For more information see below!
official site: http://www.reggaebash.ca
We had such a great time last Saturday at Les Week-ends du Monde, we've decided to bring it back one more time. This Sunday the 14th of July you can find us on Parc Drapeau in the Secteur boisé! We'll be enjoying the Latin vibes at the Festival dominicain: a celebration that promotes inter-cultural integration, harmony and cultural exchange. Try our home-style Caribbean cooking, grab a refreshing smoothie and enjoy summer in Montreal !!!
Find us on July 6th at the Jamaica Day celebration hosted by the Jamaican Association of Montreal. We will be serving up our Hard dough breads, Coconut & Molasses Cookies, Spiced Bun & cheese, Steamed Kingfish steaks, Corn Soup, Veggie, Chicken & Beef Jamaican Patties, chilled Sorrel & Ginger Beer and much more!! In addition, we are proud to work partnership with Gaia Jus Exotiques, bringing you fresh smoothies & lemonade for this special event!
I would like to take a minute to introduce the Kola Nut, also known as Bissy in Jamaica, to those of you who are not already familiar with it's properties. According to authors M. Henry and K.S.Harris, once grated and boiled, Bissy Tea is considered a "miracle medicine" that is said to remove poison from the body, stop vomiting, relieve upset stomach, nausea, menstrual cramps, headaches, gout and control diabetes. For more information on Bissy Tea and other Jamaica herbal remedies, you will want to check out the book "Jamaican Herbs & Medicinal Plants and their Uses," published in 2006 by authors Henry & Harris. These are images of our very own Bissy at the bakery, just before being grated, boiled, sweetened and consumed by Tony to relieve an upset stomach. If you need to feel better and want to try some Bissy Tea, give us a call and let us know you're coming. We would be glad to prepare a pot of fresh Bissy Tea to share with you, Island Organix style!
Tony has been brewing some herbal teas from wild harvested plants of Jamaica, known as Bush Teas, for our staff lately. Traditionally it is believed that regular consumption will help fortify the immune system, particularly important during the long and cold winter season. Today I want to describe to you one blend that has become a favorite of ours at the bakery. It boasts of a slightly lemony aroma, and leaves a mild sweet and spicy taste in your mouth. While I won't get into the specific effects of the wild plants in our tea mix, I would like to share with you the list of plant names to perhaps further inspire your own research. This blend, dubbed the Vitali-tea, contains: cinnamon leaf, cinnamon branch, fever grass (aka lemongrass), and soursop leaf. If you are reading this blog and you are curious about our Vitali-tea, send an email to owner[@]islandorganix.com with your name and mailing address, and we will send you a complimentary sachel of our wild harvested bush tea good for atleast 2-3 servings. Here's to your health!
Salut! C'est Allison, entrepreneur et amoureux de nourriture jamaïcain ! Contactez-moi à firstname.lastname@example.org