Posts tagged #recipe

Recipe & Playlist: Jamaican Jerk Chicken

We're heading out to Arto and Hannele's now for a bbq, and decided to bring Jamaican Jerk Chicken to grill. We've done it only once before and absolutely loved it. The only reason we haven't done it more often is that the combination of habanero chilis, onions, and other spices creates an almost painful eye-scorching, nose-running, choking, coughing vapour in the kitchen. So to the great outdoors it goes! I've basically taken the recipe exactly as it appears here. For real jerk-iness make sure to poke some holes in the chicken (we used pointy Japanese chopsticks to pierce the breasts). * 1 tablespoon Ground allspice * 1 tablespoon Dried thyme * 1 1/2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Freshly ground black pepper * 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground sage * 3/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg * 3/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon * 2 tablespoons Garlic powder or fresh * 1 tablespoon Sugar * 1/4 cup Olive oil * 1/4 cup Soy sauce * 3/4 cup White Vinegar * 1/2 cup Orange juice * 1 Lime juice * 1 Scotch bonnet pepper (habanero) * 3 Green onions -- finely chopped * 1 cup Onion -- finely chopped * 4 to 6 chicken breasts

Since many of the most popular posts on the site are either recipes or playlists, I've decided to combine it into a 'Recipe and Playlist' feature. These songs go along with the Jamaican vibe (including the islands other more famous 'herb'), and some about the main ingredient. So cook up some spicy hot chicken, put on the grooves and enjoy!

Posted on July 26, 2008 and filed under Food, Tunes.


Yes, I'm still alive. Apparently so is the website. I've taken a look around and dusted off some cobwebs. Still a bit of tidying and remodelling to be done, but patience... patience. After six months without a post, I'd be hard pressed to call myself a blogger anymore, but we'll see what becomes of this site and my haphazard approach to maintaining it. The one thing that seems to have kept this site in the public eye over the past years was an innocent little post revealing Milestone's Bellini Recipe. Somehow its the #1 search results for Milestones Bellini recipe on Google and a Yahoo Answers Best Answer. I almost feel bad for the waitress who gave the secret away. :) So I just wanted to thank all of you who have linked me and commented. Enjoy those Bellinis!

Posted on July 22, 2008 and filed under Blogging, Drinks.

Bellini Recipe

So one of my missions on my trip to Vancouver was to get Milestones' Bellini recipe. Kristyn, Christer and I did our Shabusen all-you-can eat sushi on Tuesday and then headed to the Milestones on Robson for Bellini Night. While their menu and web page claims "A cool blend of Lamb's white rum, peach liqueur and champagne, topped with sangria" we discovered that the "peach liqueur" is actually peach drink flavour crystals mixed with 7-Up. So, for those of you playing at home (as I will be this weekend having picked up my Lipton's peach crystals), the recipe is:

  • 9 parts 7-Up mixed with peach crystals (frozen beforehand)
  • 12 parts champagne
  • 4 parts white rum
  • "Sangria" topping (red wine, 7-Up, brandy, orange juice)

Milestones mix it all up in a slushy/slur-pee machine and slurp it out into a martini glass, then pour the sangria around the edge, and top with a plastic monkey (if available). The sangria goes slushy too, and brain- and stomach-freeze soon follow.

Posted on September 29, 2004 and filed under Drinks.