Reggae 4 Us – now the official sponsor of Mama’s Fire

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Jah bless us all!

My director of operations wrote this and I just had to share it with you all!

MAMA’S FIRE radio spots are now being heard in the United Kingdom at Reggae4us.
Through the kind words and efforts of a local radio station personality here in Salem, Oregon (who you may have seen christening our billboard) talking with a reggae performer in New York – Faraji, and then conversations with the director of distribution for Reggae4us, the great Sir Daddy D, an internet radio station in the United Kingdom; Mama’s Fire Gourmet Sauces has made a connection which hopefully will be our toehold to taking the sauces to the United Kingdom. It will do so by way of a radio spot now being played through the airwaves they broadcast.

The beauty of it is that the station is an internet station with steady listeners from around the globe; UK, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Canada, Japan, and a multitude of cities throughout the United States.     The DJs play all genres of Reggae music to appeal to those of all ages and styles of appreciation. Both the old and new reggae, torch singers, soft and easy music, love songs, upbeat sounds, historic music, and even touches of country & western.

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An additional feature to this station is that they have a chat room attached to their website and welcome listeners to log in and converse with the DJ who happens to be broadcasting tunes and conducting interviews with known artists in the world of Reggae music. And you’ll get to talk to others as well from all around the world. And if you log in and start interacting with others it can become addictive. The conversations there cover just about anything that you can imagine. Questions and answers about the music of the moment; who, where, why, and when it was created; topics of food (think Mama’s Fire) are always popping up; and just folks meeting others and having fun in the process.

And who is this station you ask? It is none other than Reggae4Us, the internet’s number 1 station. The station slogan is simple – More Life ~ More Love ~ More Respect. It is led and hosted by a gentleman by the name of Derek Lewis who goes by the name of Sir Daddy D when he is broadcasting along with about 20 other DJ’s who broadcast from their own home studios providing a marvelous array of sounds to all who love music.

The station plan is to open a Reggae4Us store to sell music and station oriented things to listeners; with Mama’s Fire Gourmet Sauces also being available. Details are not yet available whether or not they will maintain an internet site for the store. But never-the-less, our best wishes go out to them and their efforts.

If nothing else…log on via their attached player and have a listen to some music to enlighten your mood. You don’t have to log into the chat room, but hey, try it…you just might like it.

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Happy 2012 darkest Night of Don Season from Mama’s Fire

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Karma, it is the darkest night of don season and our opportunity to burn some of it off!

My tradition over the years is to make a batch of my Mama’s Fire Tibetan Hot Sauce during don season as a way of celebrating the darkest nights of the year with a feast.  I know the sun is coming back and things are getting lighter but this is the time when the dons are out playing and it can feel quite dark indeed.

It is a great joy for me every time.  Watching the hot oil hit the vegetables and cook them on the spot in an instant.  The caldron of bubbling oil  gives a great sense of joy and excitement for me.   It is magic every time.

I have a further tradition to feast during this time and it always seems to ease the darkness of the dons.  One of the things I love to feast on is ribs (beef or pork) and I make some darn tasty ones to be sure.  I found over the many batches of sauce that I have made that I always have left over garlic.  I work hard to shuck it and so of course, I don’t want to through it away, so I cut it up fine and put it in a jar and pour some of my hot sauce oil over it and bake it.  This is the beginning of my rib recipe.

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Ready to eat and oh so good!

I take the garlic baked in the Mama’s Fire Tibetan Hot sauce oil and I put that on the ribs and bake them for two hours at 250 degrees.  I am always very generous with my sauces and this make a difference in the end result.  Messy for sure but it is a mouth watering messy.  The way ribs should be.  The house fills with the aroma of garlic and meat, it makes me hungry just writing these words.   Once the meat is done it is easy peasy from there.  I take my ribs out to the grill and cook them off with my Mama’s Fire BBQ sauce, not long, just enough to get the barbeque sauce grilled onto the meat.  Then I let them stand for five minutes and they are ready to serve.  Give it a try and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  My family and friends never are and it is always a celebration!

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We are all happy and full, what a joy to celebrate in this way.

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