Foodie Adventures

#FoodieFriday – Pates

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 21, 2017

#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: 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
Vegan and vegetarian food on St. Croix

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 found throughout the island. To refresh your memory, vegan & vegetarian dishes are void of …

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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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How St. Croix Food & Wine Experience benefits the US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 23, 2017

St. Croix Food & Wine Experience (STXFWE) is the annual benefit for the St. Croix Foundation for Community Development that will take place April 7-10, 2017. From night flights accompanied with worldly wines and delectable bites to a sunset BBQ on the island’s west end to intimate dinners prepared by world-renowned chefs, STXFWE has something for everyone. What’s even better is that it supports a …

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Tasting the Capital: Carpe DC Food Tours

Q the Cruzan Foodie - December 23, 2016
DC Food Tours

Carpe DC Food Tours was a welcoming experience during a recent visit to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. As a town known for its political clout, ties to the African American community and widely recognized national monuments, I was intrigued to learn more about the food behind this renowned city. That’s where Carpe DC Food Tours came in. It was inspired by a passion for …

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