Caribbean Chickpea Potato Curry
Meals like this dutch oven Caribbean chickpea potato curry make me feel like I can face any temperature this weather throws my way. It was one chilly Saturday morning even for Tennessee but my sister and I decided to make a day out of it regardless. Let’s bundle up and hit the road. It’s a girls day out. My daughter gets to spend the day being a daddy’s girl. I can’t believe she is almost 9 months old. Well the cold definitely did not hinder our plans to visit the Franklin farmers market and downtown Franklin.
Driving into the market parking lot definitely revealed Tennesseans won’t venture out in the cold. Considering my sister is visiting from Canada and we relocated from Wisconsin a few months ago, we could handle it. Our first stop is the Beaverdam creek farm stand. I had to get a bag of their stone ground cornmeal. You can taste the difference. It makes one delicious cornbread which is the perfect accompaniment for this curry. Scarcity of vegetables was due to the cold weather so it was a brief stop at the market.
On to the spice shop, Savory Spice. I met Hollie of Savory spice way back in September when we just moved. My plans to visit the store were pushed off to the side several times but we finally made it today. “It smells like heaven!”. The moment I walked in I knew I was home. My new favorite spice shop. Right away a gentleman walks over and ask how he could help us. Curry!!! Jamaican curry please. He walks us over to the world flavors section and boy was I delighted. ” Smell, taste and let us know what you want”. Lets just say I walked out with more than we planned to buy.
Cuban spice mix
Caribbean all purpose curry
While looking up my rewards account during checkout, Hollie recognized me from my IG name ” afrovitalityeats”! yay! Guess who mihgt be having her first West African Cooking in the nearest future if everything goes well? Me ! Sign up to receive updates about the potential class.
While our spices are being measure we explore the store. Just beautiful and they have a vast array of spice blends. I plan on making several trips for sure.
We enjoyed our trip downtown, stopped at various shops, had lunch at Puckett’s and headed home with home great finds. I get even more excited to use what I buy for hearty meals like this warm bowl of chickpea potato curry. Even better for leftovers so whip up a big batch and get everyone to enjoy s bowl.