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Stush In The Bush: Best Off The Beaten Path

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Written by Tricia Williamson | Photos courtesy of Stush In The Bush

Stush in the Bush at Zionites Farm, nestled in the hills of Free Hill, Bamboo St. Ann, Jamaica is a 15-acre organic farm. The brainchild of Lisa and Chris Binns, this farm-to-table tour reflects a true love with nature. Nature blends with stushness to give you a unique gourmet experience made from homegrown ingredients.

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Stush in the Bush is unapologetic in its authenticity and is all about the experience.

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Many traditional crops are grown on the farm in addition to exotic vegetables that are used to freshly create preserves, dressings and sauces that excite your taste buds. Beautiful farm to table lunches are the hallmark of the farm. So be sure to book your reservation early!

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Beyond the food, it’s a great farm tour that focuses on tasting as well- so you enjoy the tastes of pineapples, sugar cane, coconut water fresh from nature as you learn about the land, plants and their medicinal properties.

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Visit http://www.stushinthebush.com for more info

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Spa Retreat… A Foodie’s Paradise

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Escape to Negril’s West End Cliffs and just relax. The beautifully handcrafted stone cottages nestled in lush green tropical gardens offer you a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea.

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Spa Retreat, with its world-class spa services, blended with a Jamaican flair, is perfect for the traveller seeking a quiet vacation with great massages and the best food this side of the island.

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This luxury boutique is rated #1 on Trip Advisor and has won numerous travel awards. As an adults-only resort, it offers the best hammocks in town to rock your cares away; a beautiful salt water pool to chill in and meditate for hours and just listen to the soothing sounds of the sea as it crashes against the grey rocky cliffs. And with every sunset, just pick your spot on the sandy beach deck and take in the moment.

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The Blue Mahoe is a Foodie’s Paradise

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The friendliest staff for miles call the Spa Retreat home. Overlooking the majestic blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Blue Mahoe Restaurant offers the best dining at a picturesque spot on the west end of Jamaica and that’s just the ambiance.

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Whether you are in the mood for Jamaican cuisine or seafood, Blue Mahoe sets itself apart with great tasting meals made from the freshest catch and finest ingredients.

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Whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, make the Blue Mahoe your top choice to dine.

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The Spa at Spa Retreat

Massage therapy can be an important part of your health maintenance plan by offering you several benefits:

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  • Relaxation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Improves Blood Circulation
  • Improves Posture
  • Strengthen the Immune System

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Regular massage keeps the body working at optimal levels and Spa Retreat, is the perfect place to get your treatment for mind body and soul.

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Andrew Zimmern Recipes Inspired by Jamaica

For all the attention paid to Jamaica as a travel destination, I still think it’s underrated. It 
has world-class beaches, some of the best hotels in the Caribbean, a stunning landscape full of forested mountains and amazing waterfalls and, most of all, a radiant culture that encompasses way more than just reggae and good coffee.

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What made me fall in love with this place is the people.

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Happy, resilient and gracious, Jamaicans 
are rightfully proud of their culinary heritage. This is a country born 
from Africans escaping slavery, alongside English plantations fueled by workers from India and China.

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The national motto is “Out of many, one people,” but it could just as well be “Out of hardship, joy”—you feel it on every visit 
and taste it in every meal.

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Jerk Chicken with Scallion-Pepper Sauce, see di recipe here

You can’t separate the people from the thrill of the roadside fruit stands that are everywhere you look, especially along Highway A1 from Ocho Rios to Kingston. Fresh sapote, custard apples, soursop, cashew apples and incredible vegetables are half the reason to drive to the countryside.

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The other is the cooking: Your first stop should be Faith’s Pen, a cluster of food stalls 30 minutes south of Ocho Rios where you can find all the classics, from tangy fish escovitch and braised oxtail to ackee and saltfish to curried goat.

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Everything comes with aptly named festival; these fried corn fritters shouldn’t be missed. Jamaican patties are skinny empanadas stuffed with ground meat or chicken: Niah’s, near Seven Mile Beach in Negril, makes a mean one.

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Eggplant Mash-Up, see di recipe here

And then there’s jerk. You’ll find the seasoned meat all over Jamaica, but very few places do it right, cooking it 
over green pimento wood and natural hardwood charcoal. Scotchies does, and luckily they have several locations around the island. And while I’d always rather enjoy the outrageously delicious food in its element, I’m happy to fire up the grill and bring a bit of Jamaica to my backyard with these transporting recipes.

Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/andrew-zimmern-jamaican-recipes (Published August 4. 2017)