Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bacolet Bay, St. David

Today Irie and I decided to spend a quiet afternoon at the beach. We rediscovered Bacolet Bay on a Hash last year. Since then we visit from time to time. What I love most about this Bay is that it is almost always empty. I love that quiet secluded vibe.

After soaking up the sun and chatting we drove to the end of the peninsular just in time for magic hour and a glorious sunset.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Welcome to Love: Carriacou : A Photo Diary


In early December last year we decided to plan a mini vacation in Yanna's vacation and run away to Carriacou, our smaller sister island, for the weekend. Life in Grenada is simple but it is even more relaxed over in Carriacou. We spent our time wondering through the streets of the capital, Hilsbourough, relaxing at the beach, snorkelling, midnight cooking and lots of loving and laughing.

Yanna is my first friend and we had not seen each other in over 15 years. Needless to say we were both a bit nervous about how 2.5 weeks under the same roof would pan out. People change, it is true, but in our case those 2.5 weeks were a reminder of our childhood selves. The little girls who believed in magic, secret languages, adventure and copious amounts of sugar.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Morning Things: Solitude

"Women need real moments of solitude and self reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away" 
                  Barbara de Angelis 

Usually when I wake up early I feel like there is space to exist because I am the only one stirring. Mornings are so valuable to me because I spend time with myself. A few days ago I decided to watch the sunrise from Fort Frederick. I was alone, alone to think, alone to appreciate, alone to witness, alone to feel the warmth of a new day. It felt glorious.

Grenada Soul Adventurer Kitchen :Christmas Edition: Lazy Lady Fruit Shortbread Thumbprints

I had made the decision sometime in November that 2014 was the year I would attempt to make a Black Christmas Cake (or what some may call Fruit cake). About a week before Christmas I finally bought my fruits and soaked those suckers in the cake wine and rum. By Christmas Eve I was still missing ingredients and I had convinced myself that making this cake would be too great of an ordeal to endure. Therefore I decided to use my soaked fruits to make these Shortbread Thumbprints instead. The original recipe called for a jam filling but I decided to give it a slightly alcoholic and more Grenadian/Caribbean twist. 


Prep time: 30 minutes 
Bake time: 14-18 minutes 
1 cup butter 
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract 
2 cups all purpose flour 
Mixed fruits 

Soak de fruits de wine and a likkle rum (ensuring that the wine and rum cover the fruits) and leave it for ah timin (3 days or more...the longer stronger...yuh feel me)  

Cream  together butter and sugar until smooth
Mix in 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract 
Mix in flour until dough comes together
Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place on ungreased cookies sheet 
Make a small crater in the centre of each ball using your thumb
Fill the hole with the soaked fruits 

Bake for 14 to 18 minutes in preheated oven until lightly browned. Let cool 

The recipe that inspired this lazy lady alternative to Black Christmas Cake was found on Recipe by Dee