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By Jeané Neal

Hot cross buns!
Hot cross buns!
One a’ penny,
Two a’ penny,
Hot cross buns!
If you have no daughters,
Give them to your sons
One a penny,
Two a penny,
Hot Cross Buns!

So tell mi. Unnu get yuh palms on Sunday?? How many of you made crosses out of your palm leaves? I’ve even seen palm tree cross necklaces! I’m still trying to perfect mine but they were a lil stingy this year and I kept getting the side eye from the usher!

This week I will be the happiest girl alive! Not only is it days away that I can nyam on some chicken but it is Holy Week, which means a time for reflecting, prayer (if you fancy) and plenty bun an cheese fi go ’round!

Hot Cross Bun, a spiced sweet bun, was originally a British tradition which was to be eaten on Good Friday as the cross symbolizes the crucifixion. Naturally, it was adopted by most Caribbean islands that were once under British rule. You can eat it plain, toasted, with butter or in my opinion the best, with cheese. Some people use canned cheese, American, or Dutch cheese.

I’m not sure what I would do without bun and cheese, especially around the holidays. It just wouldn’t be the same! I’m happy to be a part of this tradition. It’s always the little things…

Joie De Vivre <3


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