What is Isle of Bites?

After studying abroad for 5 years, surrounded by giant sun-blocking constructs and eating fruits that tasted like tap water and flavour aid, I longed for home. My studies were also complete so um, didn’t really have a choice. But it was the best thing that happened to me. I realized how much I had taken…

Orange Passion Cake – Happy Birthday Mama Green Thumb

My mom and I both have strong personalities and we are forever butting heads in the valley of our similarities; when we sit at the top of our individual peaks, thunder and lightning crackle with every contradiction. But our love is just as fierce and as I mature, my appreciation ages in direct proportion. Her…

Chocolate Sundays: Crayfish Bay Organic Chocolate

If you missed the first edition of Chocolate Sundays, kindly pop over here now. If not, let’s get into it. Not too far from Diamond Estate is a different kind of Chocolate Company and there’s no comparing the two. Crayfish Bay Organic Chocolate is set apart because it embraces the spirit and history of chocolate…

Best Leftover Tricks and Tips from the Caribbean

  Leftovers are inevitable, especially on Caribbean Sundays. We compensate for every rushed sandwich, extra dry lunch and watered down beverage (water bing-bing) that we unwillingly consumed during week with a lavish, well-thought out meal. But the truth is, life wasn’t always that extravagant and it was through these tight times, that the women in my…

Chocolate Sundays: Diamond Estate

Just in case you didn’t know, Sundays are specially carved out so that we can reset the week. A couple years ago, I resided in Mainland China and the theory of Sunday reset was a myth. The city would bustle like worker ants preparing for winter. But then again, this is the country that holds…

Chasing Pigs at Cabier

I woke up Saturday morning to a room filled with the smell of  adventure. It was one of those days when you knew excitement awaited you beyond the door. I would not be surprised if this was the exact feeling Columbus had the morning he boarded the Santa Maria with hopes of discovering India. That…

Naked Hummingbird Cupcakes

Being drunk in the kitchen is never advisable. Could you imagine breaking the measuring cup that your mom always reminds you is much older than you? Is my mother the only one out there who remembers the age of her kitchen appliances and the compares it to that of her child? Being naked on the…

5 ways to be a Caribbean Vegetarian

Living in the Caribbean is a blessing that should not go unnoticed. Perfectly clear, blue skies, landscapes beyond description and most importantly fruit trees that are always laden. Yep. There is always a fruit in season that is swollen with sweet pulp, shining with vibrant colour, and dancing with articulated flavour. Yet our daily diet reflects…

Made in Grenada Expo 2017

I stood on the Queen’s Park bridge as my skin tingled and it brought a smile to my face. It’s one thing to wear red, green and yellow from hair strand to toe nail and it’s another to wear fervour, hard work and happiness into the very threads of your labour. This is the definition…

Book of the Month: Caribbean Smoothies by Taymer Mason

Grenada’s Independence is right around the corner and I’m salivating about the celebratory Oil Down that will touch my lips on February 7th. Except that it won’t. I started detoxing in the month of January by cutting out artificial sugars, refined flours, dairy and meat. Gradually, of course. It took a lot of effort to put…