st. croix

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

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 23, 2017
STXFWE Blog Post Image

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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A New Travelspective – US Virgin Islands

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 25, 2016
St. John, US Virgin Islands

The great thing about the US Virgin Islands is that each island offers a different perspective on “island living” and how to do it right! Although I was born and raised in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, the other islands – St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island – each have a special place in my heart. Travelspective, a newly launched digital travel channel and …

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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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Cruzan Foodie Caribbean Week – St. Croix

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 1, 2015
STX Aerial Pic

Welcome to Caribbean Week with Cruzan Foodie where I’ll be highlighting various islands in the Caribbean throughout the week. We’ll kickoff with the island embodied within the name of my blog, Cruzan Foodie. We’re heading to St. Croix, the largest island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. At 84 square miles, this island deeply rooted in agriculture combines luxury, unspoiled nature and a rich history to …

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