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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: 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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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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At balterSTX, West Indian Contemporary Dining Shines

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 9, 2016

bal’ter v. to dance without particular skill or grace, but with extreme joy West Indian Contemporary Dining – a phrase you have to start getting used to in the culinary world and here on St. Croix, there’s only one place you can go to experience this dining style. balter St. Croix (purposely spelled with a lowercase ‘b’) is the big island’s newest addition to the …

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Decadent Sweet Sixteen for A Taste of St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - April 19, 2016
A Taste of St. Croix

Sixteen years ago, A Taste of St. Croix was born as a result of two local restaurateurs love and passion for food, culture & community. Now sixteen years later, the event hasn’t just survived but it has THRIVED! Over 2000 guests, more than 50 local chefs, restaurants, farms and caterers and 100 volunteers were on hand to experience the diversity and delectable delights of the …

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Why You Shouldn’t Visit Denmark in the Winter

Q the Cruzan Foodie - March 10, 2016
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To visit Denmark has always been a travel bucket list destination for me. Being born and raised in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, I was reminded daily of the Danish influence throughout the island through the architecture, restored plantations & cobble-stoned streets. When the opportunity came about to visit Denmark during my time living abroad, I jumped at the chance to visit a place reminiscent …

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Two Words: Devour Brewing

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 26, 2015
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Boynton Beach is quickly becoming a go-to craft beer city here in South Florida. Due South Brewing, Tequesta Brewing Company, Copperpoint Brewing Company and SaltWater Brewery are just a few of breweries that have taken the craft beer scene by storm with Due South being the first of these breweries to export beer outside of the state. Most recently, another kid has appeared on the …

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Miami’s Newest Magical Happy Hour

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 22, 2015
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Happy hour – a time most adults look forward to after a long, strenuous day at work. In Miami, you can find happy hours at just about every restaurant, bar or hotel but not all happy hours are created equally. At WunderBar, a globally inspired craft cocktail bar located inside Circa 39 Hotel on Miami Beach, guests must be prepared to be mesmerized and full …

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