Jamaican Homemade Coconut Oil

The coconut was very valuable growing up. I can hardly think of a dish were coconut could not be used. Even the plant itself had many practical uses. Coconut oil for me was not just for cooking but for lotioning the feet and oiling the hair. Not to mention that it smell sooo good.

Homemade coconut oil using 1 -400 ml (13.5 oz) can Grace Foods Coconut milk. Makes just about 2 Oz's and takes just about 20 minutes

Pumpkin Dumpling

Puree 1 cup diced pumpkin and 1 clove garlic with 1/4 cup water. (a little more might be needed)

Measure 3 cups flour and 1 tsp salt (1 tbsp butter optional)

Pour pumpkin mixture into flour and knead.

Allow the dough to rest for 5 minutes.

Set 8 cups water to boil with 1 tsp salt.

Shape dumplings as you like or in the traditional hamburger shape and place in boiling water.

Allow to cook uncovered for 15 minutes.

Serve as desired with your favorite protein and and vegetables.