R.I.P JIMMY: Ridley Road Market Say’s Goodbye To Meat Connoisseur


The new year started on a massive high, and then I learned some really sad news. Hackney’s finest butcher “Jimmy” who had a shop in East London’s famous “Ridley road market” for over 25 years died on the 3rd January.

Known for his incredibly funny humor and extensive knowledge on meat and Caribbean foods, Jimmy had the entire Caribbean community leaving all corners of the UK, just to purchase he’s fine meats.

Now Jimmy’s meat was not nooooo ordinary meat, he always made sure to give you some good bone with your goat, he always kept he’s meat in a large chiller, he never sold overnight meat and even if you had £4.00 in money, he would still serve you up a good bag of pork, goat or lamb.

Jimmy you will be sadly missed, my thoughts go out to your family at this time.
Update: Although Jimmy has sadly passed, the meat shop continues to supply delicious Caribbean meats and products and can be found at Ridley Road, Hackney, London E8 2LH

Do you have fond memories shopping at Jimmy’s? If so get posting on the comments let us know your thoughts.

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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Timmo Bright Light: London’s first Dancehall Video man Passes

Our condolences goes out to the family and friends of Video legend Timmo bright light, who sadly passed in the new year. Timmo was known for he’s outstanding video skills which he used to film, all the biggest UK bashment dances.

R.I.P Timmo you will be sadly missed x




Happeey New yeeear!!!!

It’s so great that 2012 is finally upon us, we’ve all had a blast over the festive season and now the new year is finally here, it’s time to get down and work on those promising news year’s resolutions. For us over at TCRK (Tee’s Caribbean recipe kits) towers these resolutions include:

1. Bringing you even more delicious foods from the sunny Caribb isles

2. Keeping you updated with Caribb food tips, information and food events across the UK,

3. Running competitions and giveaways throughout the year so MAKE SURE YOU keep posted!

Talking of delicious foods, did you know that we are now stocking FRESH hard food…yep you heard right. If you click the lovely likkle link below, you can be among the first to view our new hard food offerings in the form of (wait for it) BREADFRUIT!!!!

How uno so lucky eh? Enjoy x

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Posted by on January 11, 2012 in Uncategorized


Why Barbados is Top of The Holiday List!

Want to experience the comfort of your vacation in a truly fine and beautiful place? Barbados could one of the best options for you. There are a lot of attractions you can enjoy in Barbados, from scrumptious food to amazing scenery; Barbados remains to be one of the tourist’s favorite destinations when it comes to beaches, plains and food.

The Basics On Barbados
is an Atlantic island found north of Venezuela. It is an island country located in the Lesser Antilles. Its capital city is Bridgetown and it is known to be located between the boundary of Caribbean and South American Plates. When it comes to the climate, Barbados usually has two seasons including the wet and the dry season but the wet season is considered to be the longer one as compared to the other.

Church/ Attractions
When it comes to church attractions, Barbados can offer you a lot because it is actually divided into eleven parishes most with their own little chapel or church. There are also a lot of parks and wildlife attractions in Barbados that you can truly enjoy, especially for those who are nature lovers.

Education And Healthcare Facilities
Barbados has
a lot of great schools and colleges, and when it comes to healthcare, you have no problems because health care is made accessible to everyone through 20 polyclinics which can cater to most of the people’s health care needs.

The Fine Beaches
is truly popular, especially its western and southern coast, for the beaches with fine white sand and genuinely blue waters. It is one of the perfect Caribbean locations when it comes to surfing.

One Of A Kind Barbados’ Delicacies
When it comes to food, Barbados is popular for its fine Caribbean recipes that will truly satisfy your cravings. From flying fish to cou cou, you’re sure to find a dish on the island to please your palate. There are also many fine food brands all hailing from the sunny shores of Barbados “Star” and “Aunt May’s” seasonings and  sauces are just a few of the delicious food products being exported from the island, to far destinations such as USA, UK and Canada. So you no longer have to miss the islands delicacies after your visit, you can now look for delicious
Caribbean food online
and get a taste of Barbados right in the comfort of your home.








Editor Rohan – West Indian food online


Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Do You Really Know All About Jamaican FOOD???

Coco bread with a Jamaican beef patty

Tasty Jamaican Patty

Jamaican food is all about fusion, spice and fun. It’s about eating well and having a good time with people you care about. That’s the island tradition, and it’s just as alive today as it was throughout history when Jamaica’s unique food story was developing.

While Jamaican fare and Caribbean food in general has a reputation for being hot and spicy, it can be many things. Thoroughly seasoned, well cooked and displayed in a beautiful manor.

The cooking techniques, spices and influences of Jamaica’s people form the basis of Jamaican food, but British, Spanish, Indian, African and even Chinese inhabitants of the country have all left their mark on Jamaica’s tasty fare.

In fact, if you try to look up Jamaican food online, you’ll find many different kinds of offerings, depending on whose writing the recipe or offering the products. It’s no wonder that Caribbean food stores both online and off stock such a wide variety of Jamaican food products.

Even the new crops introduced onto the island from tropical lands in Southeast Asia play a role in defining today’s Jamaican food. The county’s own unique tropical fruits and plentiful seafood further identify Jamaican food and today’s Jamaican food products.

Getting to know Jamaican food gets you in touch with an amazingly diverse and interesting culture.

Expand your horizons by enjoying saltfish, fried dumplings or even fried plantains — which taste and look like their close cousins, the banana. Even steamed cabbage is a Caribbean food.

Simple and highly seasoned rice and peas is another Jamaican favorite. So are fruit juice drinks and yes, even Jamaican rum has a fan or two.

Have you tried curried goat?

You may not have, but it’s more likely you’ve had jerk chicken, another specialty from Jamaica.

If you look around at Jamaican food online sites, you’ll see lots of talk about Jamaican patties — hardy, full-meal meat turnovers that are somewhat like a differently seasoned Mexican empanada. Its fun to make your own, but you can also order them over the Internet and have them shipped overnight from Caribbean food shops.

When it’s time for dessert, try some potato pudding, a spiced-coconut gizzada tart, some grater cake, a banana fritter or a couple of coconut drops. They’re all traditional Jamaican sweets that are just as enjoyable as they sound.

Jamaican food has gained understanding and high regard around the globe, this is due to many Jamaican’s relocating to different parts of the world.

Considering how tasty Jamaican food, with its highly seasoned fare and worldwide influences is, it’s not surprising that this food has found its way around the world. It’s good food from good people.

Guest Editor: Janice


Posted by on August 31, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Win a Delicious Caribbean Hamper TODAY!!!

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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Uncategorized


She Inspired Her Blog “Hearts” Tee’s Caribbean Recipe Kits!!!

BIG thank you to Crystal over at She Inspired Her for the great review of some our products (Sarsaparilla, Corn bread and Caribbean Luxury Gift Hamper ) it was truly an honor.

In case you did not see the review you can take a sneak peek below or visit where you can read it in full, and get all the latest news regarding women in business, wealth, health and PR services.

“The site is extremely easy to use and understand and browsing and ordering couldn’t be easier” – Crystal

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Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Uncategorized