Food Adventures

Bulla Gastrobar: Authentic Spanish Cuisine in Miami

Q the Cruzan Foodie - October 18, 2017
Bulla Gastrobar

Allow my Bulla Gastrobar review to take you on gastronomic adventure through Spanish country! Bulla Gastrobar has been on my list of places to try for quite some time. To my delicious surprise, it was one of the restaurants included in the 2017 Miami Spice lineup. A two month long event, Miami Spice is where various restaurants throughout the city offer price-fix menus for lunch …

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#FoodieFriday – Ham Cutter in Barbados

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 11, 2017
Ham Cutter in Barbados

Another #FoodieFriday is upon us and we’re diving into a ham cutter in Barbados! I just came back from the island’s Crop Over Festival and I made sure to indulge in some of their best foodie delicacies! Enter the juiciest, tastiest “sandwich” I’ve had the pleasure of biting into – a ham cutter in Barbados. A Barbados cutter is basically a sandwich but 100 times …

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#FoodieFriday – Breadfruit

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2017
Breadfruit

This week’s #FoodieFriday is all about a fruit – breadfruit that is! Its starchy, potato-like consistency is high in protein and is rich in nutrients & vitamins. The question most often asked about this green-scaled beauty is whether or not it is really a fruit. Yes, the word ‘fruit’ is in the name but it’s not eaten like a typical fruit. For a long time, …

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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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#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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