Celery Citrus Spritzer

Celery Citrus Spritzer

We made it to the first destination of our vacation, Santa Fe – New Mexico, yesterday after a very long and stressful trip. The long part was s expected, but the stressful part was a surprise to us.

Our flight out of Virgin Gorda to San Juan was scheduled to leave at 10:30 am, but it did not leave until almost 12. I was in a little bit of a panic because our flight out of San Juan was at 2pm. To make matters worse, we found out that we would have to stop by St. Thomas because we needed to drop off a passenger. This meant that we also had to go through the immigrations and customs in St. Thomas. After waiting 10 minutes for an immigration officer to stamp our passports, we left St. Thomas for San Juan at 12:45pm.
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Brioche French Toast with Berries and Caramel Sauce

Brioche French Toast with Berries and Caramel Sauce

Last Sunday morning, after eating the quick French toast that I made with the challah leftover from the previous evening, Dwight suggested that I share this recipe on my blog. I had made my mom’s classic French toast recipe by dipping the bread in a mixture made with eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and milk. As you can see, it is nothing too exciting, just simple French toast. Frankly, I did not think of this recipe as one that is worthy of sharing with my readers. However, I was intrigued. I decided … Read More...

Brioche Loaf

Brioche Loaf

Last Sunday, after I made challah, we treated ourselves to French toast for breakfast, using what bread remained from dinner the previous evening. After eating 3 slices of it, Dwight suggested that I should add this recipe to the blog. Though in my mind, it didn’t seem like anything remarkable. What I had made was just a simple version of basic French toast, the kind we all grew up eating: quickly soaked bread in a milk and egg mixture, and cooked in a skillet greased with a little … Read More...

Pumpkin-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Bread

Pumpkin Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

This morning, Dwight woke me up, whispering in my ear “8”. I am like, “what?!!”, with my half sleepy voice. He was unusually happy at 5 o’clock in the morning with a cute smile on his face. Come to find out, he was happy because we only have 8 days left before we go on vacation. Knowing how much he needs to get away, I am happier for him than myself. But I must admit - I am looking forward to it as well, mainly because this time of the year, the beginning of the fall, is my absolute favorite … Read More...

Mushroom and Asparagus Farrotto with Tarragon

Mushroom and Asparagus Farro Risotto with Tarragon

Lately, farro has been a go-to grain in my kitchen. I love that with its nutty flavor, it turns a regular dish into one that is healthy and delicious. I usually keep some cooked farro in my fridge so that I can stir it into salads, soups, or whenever I want to give a dish some chewiness and texture. Or sometimes, I even mix it in a bowl of fresh fruit and add a dollop of fat-free yogurt as a healthy breakfast or a quick afternoon snack. But this time, I wanted to find a way to bring the farro … Read More...

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt and Za’atar

Roasted Eggplant with Garlic Yogurt and Za'atar

Due to two different tropical depressions passing through the Caribbean region, we had some rainy weather last week here on Virgin Gorda. It literally rained non-stop for 2 days. So much so that, at some point, it felt like the ocean was turned upside down. Thankfully, none of those depressions turned into dangerous hurricanes. Still, the hurricane season is not over yet and the wind outside is in full force reminding us of this fact. While it was raining and dark outside, I did something … Read More...

Soba Noodles with Bok Choy and Garlicky Miso-Tahini Sauce {Vegan}

Soba Noodles with Bok Choy and Garlicky Miso Tahini Dressing

I always experience a little bit of sadness when things come to an end. Even if it is for a short amount of time… Yesterday was the last day of the season. The resort that my husband works at closed its doors until mid October. This morning, during my morning beach walk, it felt like I am all alone on Virgin Gorda.I know it is hard to believe, but over the next 2 months, I literally will have this beautiful beach all to myself. It sounds amazing right? Well… If you were to ask me … Read More...

Good Moon Farm, British Virgin Islands

Good Moon Farm, British Virgin Islands

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know about my occasional frustrations about not being able to find fresh produce that is actually fresh in the British Virgin Islands. Most of our produce comes from Puerto Rico or Miami via ships, on a weekly basis. As one can imagine, bringing fresh food takes a long time and can be quite costly. Unfortunately, most of the time, by the time they make it here they are moldy, bruised and not-so-fresh looking. And for me, this is a … Read More...