There are few things you experience in life that cause you to stop in your tracks and celebrate their very existence with sheer delight. The coconut and pineapple tarts created by the Benedictine Sisters of the St. Martin Monastery in Nassau, Bahamas certainly are.
The Caribbean and The United States of America have shared a long and prolific history together. The U.S. has always been the symbol of freedom and prosperity to many in the Caribbean. As a result, we all have family and friends who have emigrated north and contributed to the social, political, educational, and economic prosperity of The United States. We’d like to highlight a few famous Americans of Caribbean descent who have done just that.
Bahamian Tim Tibbitts, Chef and Owner of the Flying Fish Restaurant in Freeport, Grand Bahama, has been asked to join celebrity Chef Anthony Lamas for a “Sustainable Seafood Celebration” at the legendary James Beard House in New York City. The event will be held on July 10th, 2014 – a fitting tribute on Bahamian Independence Day.
As a child, my father would take me to Mortimer Candies to get a bag of fresh roasted peanuts and a snow cone. It was always a treat to look at the brightly coloured candies on display. Many years later, I took my son and his friend for a visit to the oldest candy store in The Bahamas and it was delightful to see the same reaction on their faces that I had when I was a child.
Nassau has no shortage of sandy-white beaches and most are well used by tourists and locals alike. One spot that seldom gets the media attention in “Best Beaches in Nassau” lists, but is a local favourite is Montagu Beach, nested along the eastern end of Bay Street on the North coast of New Providence.
I was determined to eat Guava Duff today. It’s been a while since I last had any and, for some reason, I woke up this morning with a singular mission: find, eat and enjoy a bowl of warm-creamy-sweet duff. That, would make this a successful day.
Two seagulls take in the view, and enjoy the breeze, from a convenient perch on Saunders Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.