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Together We Rise: USVI Hurricane Irma Support

Q the Cruzan Foodie - September 9, 2017
Hurricane Irma

On Wednesday September 6th, Hurricane Irma made landfall in my home islands of the U.S. Virgin Islands. This super storm has been categorized as the largest system ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and caused an insurmountable amount of damage, specifically to St. Thomas & St. John. While I am born and raised on St. Croix, I’m still a Virgin Islander at the end of …

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

Q the Cruzan Foodie - February 23, 2017
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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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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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Taste of the Caribbean Recap – USVI National Culinary Team Brings Home the Gold

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 28, 2014
USVI Team With Gold Medals for Caribbean National Team

When most people think about Caribbean cuisine, the phrases “fine food” or “gourmet dining” rarely comes to mind. The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition takes that old adage and flips it squarely on its head. The 2014 Taste of the Caribbean Culinary Competition took place June 30th – July 2nd at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Miami, FL and …

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