Peace and Light Brothers and Sisters!
I hope you all are golden and coolness follows you during these blazing days of Summer.
Y’all…. I was truly blessed this past weekend.
Strolling the mecca of Harlem (125th street) with my sons, I decided to take a shortcut through Marcus Garvey park as we ventured home. A young teenager greeted us with a flyer as we entered the park at fifth avenue. To my pleasant surprise, there was a farmers market taking place. The Herban Farmers Market.
From sisters selling handmade antiques to stands of fresh fruit and veggies to tables of delectable treats!
The flyer I was given instructed us to receive free samples from a table with a sign that read, “CHATMAN J. CAKES” with the very suitable slogan of “Always Tasty * Always Fresh”.
Rich flavor with a subtle ripeness emanated from the sample of rum cake I tried first….a perfect blend of ingredients with just the right amount of rum so as not too overbearing for the palate…. Mmm, my version of heaven.
And then…there it was… the sample of sweet potato cheesecake that left an absolute orgasmic whirl of deliciousness lingering on my tongue…. so much so, that I bought one and had to write about it!
A careful mixture accentuating the sweet potatoes and cream cheese, with a mandarin orange and apricot glaze topping sitting upon a graham cracker crust with just the right amount of buttery flakiness.
Chatman J. Cakes is a northeast Bronx, NY business founded in 2009 by Jean Chatman. This sister is the absolute truth. Renown for her Signature Zucchini Bread, her sweet baked originals include a bevy of other cakes and pies as well.
You can meet this culinary treasure and sample her creations live at the following farmers markets:
Garden of Eden Market, located at 2780 Broadway at 107th Street in Morningside Heights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Herban Farmers Market, located in Marcus Garvey Park at 124th Street at 5th avenue in Harlem on Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.
Herban Farmers Market, located on Gunhill Road at White Plains Road in the Bronx on Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm.
Ms. Chatman’s heartfelt homemade treats can also be purchased at Harlem Shake, located at 100 West 124th Street, online at etsy.com or call (917) 650-4921.
Visit her website: www.chatmanjcakes.com
Support this Queen.
Your mouth and tummy will thank you!
I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR.
Love is Love.
Queen Rai Jas-Min