St. Thomas Parish

Jamaica Rasta Ecotourism Ital Cooking

 

Let Mokko be your Jamaican culinary guide, learn Ital (natural) cooking. The food is vegetarian with sometimes fish, chicken and beef if you choose.

 

Watch YouTube Ital Cooking Video

Jamaican Rasta Guesthouse See the "Real Jamaica"

Bath Jamaica

 

The small Jamaican town of Bath hosts the oldest botanical gardens on the island and a natural healing mineral springs.

The Botanical garden holds the oldest breadfruit trees, said to be the original trees brought to the island by Captain Bligh.

Morant Bay Market Jamaica

 

Morant Bay Market is as authentic a Jamaican market as it gets. Under its zinc roof is housed stall after stall of vegetables, household goods, school supplies. There is a section for the meat market where you can find various feet used enthusiastically in traditional dishes. There are spice blends sold in little plastic bags that are used just as enthusiastically.

Jamaica Rasta Ecotourism Roots Rasta Family

 

Mokko's family lives adjacent to Riverside Cool Cottages. This is Jamaica ecotourism at its best!

Doret (the kid's mother) and the twins, Shawna and Shannell, ages 18, live in a house next to the cottages. They are happy to play with the guests, help with chores and show you their daily lives.

Jamaican Pumpkin Soup: Ital Recipe

 by Ras Soloman Jackson, Mokko

Kidney beans, coconut juice, pumpkin and root crops stewed and seasoned with spicy scotch bonnet pepper! Yum!! 

Mokko's Cooking Pot
Mokko in his Kitchen

Bath Fountain Hotel and Spa, Jamaica

A Letter From Mokko

 

 

by Ras Soloman Jackson (Mokko)

 

Come discover Jamaica and find something new about life. Why not come to the eastern end of Jamaica in the Parish of St. Thomas.

I am Ras Soloman Jackson (Mokko). I was born in St. Thomas on 22nd June, 1952. I grew up on Old Road and learned about roots from my father and another man in Sunning Hill. After leaving school, I went on a skill training program as a stone wall builder and worked at that for fifteen years.

Getting to Mokko's

Jamaica Hiking Reggae Falls

Reggae Falls is a good place to go see, but even better yet, it is a good place to go with a group for a cookout and a day of relaxation. There you can swim, explore your surroundings, sunbathe and climb to the top of the falls.

The falls was a hydro-electric plant, but storms "mash up" most of the machinery and the plant closed. Now the water cascades over the dam's concrete lip, making a deep swimming pool at the base.