ground provisions


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ground provisions

pl n
(Cookery) Caribbean starchy vegetables, esp root crops and plantains
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Spice serves massive portions of rice and peas, greens, and "food," the Jamaican term for ground provisions simply steamed like green banana, dasheen, and pumpkin.
The race could, however, cut up as four horses have been declared with ground provisions. They are Border Patrol, the Peter ChappleHyam-trained pair Tariq and Al Qasi, and Welsh Emperor, who won this race in 2006.
Permits and import licenses are now limited to meat, ground provisions, fruits, vegetables, drugs, firearms, used tires, and two-way radios.
Simmering on her stove is a savory broth of fish, pumpkin, carrots, dumplings, and ingredients known as "ground provisions" that include dasheen, sweet potatoes, and green fig or unripe bananas, along with pots filled with rice and chicken.
Then we loaded down a long table in the yard with dishes--pumpkin soup, stuffed plantains, baked fish, curried beef, beans and rice, "ground provisions," as the islanders call the various tubers that grow there, green banana salad and more.
Ground provisions, such as root crops, were planted further afield since they required minimal cultivation.
Ground provisions, many of which are hearty roots or tubers, are what the Caribbean people call their staple vegetables.
For example, WIs prepare daily cultural staple foods like yams, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, dasheen, and eddoes cassava to name a few of the ground provisions (tuberous roots) whose chemical compositions are still not fully known.
Will be used to load Yams, Ground Provisions, Sweet Potatoes, etc.
From citrus to bananas, from sorrel to tubers, ingenuity in the kitchen has helped bring many of these "ground provisions" to a stately level of importance not only in their diets, but also in their economies.
Her diet includes fish, ground provisions, crabs and dumplings.
He explained that large quantities of ground provisions, corn, coffee and vegetables, which are under the sodden ground, would be destroyed as the flood waters recede and the heat of the sun penetrates the farmland.