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#FoodieFriday – Pates

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 21, 2017
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#FoodieFriday is here again and this week, let’s sink our teeth into the warm folds of a pate (pronounced Pah Tay)! You have not lived a full life until you have enjoyed eating a saltfish, beef or veggie pate with a passion fruit juice to wash it all down. I’m literally salivating as I type these words… Don’t confuse Virgin Islands pate with Jamaican patties …

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#FoodieFriday: A Taste of Sweet Vermouth

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 14, 2017
Sweet Vermouth

This week’s #FoodieFriday feature is sweet vermouth in Seville, Spain! Yep, I’m taking you 3,784 miles away from St. Croix all the way to the Andalusian region of Spain to Seville (also pronounced ‘Sevilla’ by locals)! Did you know that Spain once had ownership of St. Croix? Christopher Columbus made landfall on the island in 1493. There he and his men encountered the Caribs, Arawaks …

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#FoodieFriday – Mangoes on St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 7, 2017
Mangoes on St. Croix

The #FoodieFriday feature for this week is all about MANGOES on St. Croix! It’s mango season in the Caribbean and here on St. Croix, there are probably more mangoes than people at this point. As the local saying goes, “It geh mango knocking dog!” I truly have no idea what something that is plentiful has to do with hitting a dog but hey… I’m simply …

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#FoodieFriday: Armstrong’s Homemade Ice Cream

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 30, 2017
Armstrong Ice Cream

This week’s #FoodieFriday find comes to you from Armstrong’s Homemade Ice Cream, a family owned and operated business on St. Croix that has been around for over 100 years! Armstrong’s Homemade Ice Cream offers a variety of flavors that can only be found here on island. Some of the ice cream flavors include (but certainly not limited to): banana, coconut, mango, passion fruit, rum raisin and …

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Ah Gwine! Barbados Crop Over Festival

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 27, 2017
Barbados Crop Over Festival

The countdown is on to Barbados Crop Over Festival 2017 and in 38 days, Cruzan Foodie will be front and center to witness (and partake in) the bacchanal that goes along with it. If you’ve been following me on social media (do that here, here and here), you probably know by now that I have yet to meet a Caribbean carnival I didn’t like. It’s …

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#FoodieFriday: Fish & Fungi

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 23, 2017
#FoodieFriday Fish & Fungi

One of the best parts of being Cruzan Foodie is sharing my incredible foodie finds with you! What better way to celebrate this on my blog than having a day dedicated to these delicious discoveries? Introducing #FoodieFriday with Cruzan Foodie! This week’s foodie find is a dish that I’ve eaten more times than I count growing up on St. Croix. Boiled fish (or pot fish) …

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What to Eat on St. Croix: Vegan & Vegetarian Food

Q the Cruzan Foodie - June 20, 2017
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Finding great vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix is an easy task to accomplish! For devout herbivores, it’s important to locate eateries that are true to the preparation of these foods. Visitors to St. Croix will be pleased to learn about the wide variety of vegan & vegetarian restaurants and food trucks found throughout the island. To refresh your memory, vegan & vegetarian dishes …

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Like Fine Wine, St. Croix Food & Wine Experience Gets Better With Time

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 8, 2017
2017 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience

The 2017 St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) did the unthinkable: it surpassed expectations of each and every attendee who had the opportunity to experience one (or all) of the events of this year’s culinary wine and spirits festival! The annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development took place from April 7-10, 2017 and featured an event lineup bursting with the …

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