Now THIS wedding would've been worth watching!!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Yesterday (Easter sunday) we were invited by friends to brunch at Topside restaurant, less than 5 mins down the road from us but we've never been there before.
GREAT food, including an omelette station, lobster lasagne, mahi, ham, caribbean-style vegetables and eggs benny... we stuffed ourselves only to come home to a delicious kingfish bbq cookout that our landlords put on for us.
We certainly didnt go hungry this Easter!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
One of my friends Dale from work brought in a plate of traditional Crucian Easter lunch (typically eaten on Good Friday):
Saltfish: very popular all over the Caribbean, the saltfish is usually made from codfish, green and red bell peppers, onion and vegetable oil. (and salt, of course :-)
Callaloo: I love this stuff! Usually its made from okra (a root vegetable, similar to potato), spinach, oil, onion and spices boiled down into a soupy stew that is often served the main vegetable side in Jamaican cooking.
Ducana : a traditional dumpling made from flour, coconut, cinnamon, butter, salt and sugar and then boiled. I would consider them a desert as they are a little sweet but Dale told me that its eaten as a side to offset the saltfish. Delicious!
Next step... to learn how to cook all these yummies!
Friday, April 22, 2011
I found this article online which described a Crucian Easter very well...
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Its crazy to see all these big colorful tents on the beach for weeks on end!
The last few months I've started my day with - what used to be - a gruelling hike up and down "The Beast" (as the locals call it). Its a steep hill right near our workplace that took me a good hour to walk once...now I'm proud to say and I can do it twice in about 45 minutes!
The views are phenomenal - to the north is the resort (pics above) and if I'm lucky, St. Thomas and the BVI's on a clear day - and to the south (right pics) is Carambola Golf Course.
A wonderful way to start the workday!