Goodnight, Big Ben

This is not the normal blog post for my page, but this special family member needs a proper goodbye to acknowledge all of the joy he brought the 17 years he was with us. At the end of 1999, two small Jack Russell Terriers, although one significantly bigger than the other, became part of our family….

Greece

About a month ago, my grandparents, mum, best friend and myself were immersing ourselves into island life – Greek-style – and I thought it was about time some of the beauty we witnessed was properly shared.   Paros Antiparos Athens   All photographs are copyright of Kelsi Farrington 2015 unless otherwise stated. All photographs were…

History Lives In This Old House

Recently had my article about a historic home on Green Turtle Cay published in Abaco Life. Here are some additional photographs that I took to accompany the piece.

Recipe Sharing: Aubergine Ricotta Roll-Ups

After several successful dinners since I’ve been back in Oxford, and after a positive reaction to a picture of one of those dishes by my friends and family — I’ve decided to once again start sharing my recipes and hopefully get back into blogging regularly.  The recipe for this week is for aubergine slices, stuffed with…

Recap: Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2015

Last week Tuesday, two friends and I hopped aboard a plane from London to Bologna — the first time I’d been to this Northern Italian city. Located in the Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is quite well known for its food (completely understandable) but also for its annual Children’s Book Fair…well for us Publishing folk it is. Fantastic food…

‘The Natives Are Restless’: Junkanoo on Green Turtle Cay (I)

Every New Year’s Day on Green Turtle Cay, and across most of the major islands in the Bahamas, the year is brought in with a loud, colorful and ‘rambunctious’ carnival-like parade. After months of practice and costume pasting, this performance is just as fun to witness as it is to photograph. Late to the stream of…

Recipe Sharing: Minced Lobster / Crawfish

There are quite a few recipes pending completion in my draft list and I thought now was a perfect time to share one of them with you: After being back home in the Bahamas from January to the beginning of April 2014, one thing is for certain — there is a limited amount you can buy on Green…

Just Touched Down in London Town

After successfully being offered an internship in The Big Smoke (aka London), I have recently had to leave my idyllic island life. I’ve made it through one, full week here in London Town and believe me, it’s taking a lot of adjusting after nearly 4 months of being in the Bahamas – a completely different way…

Recipe Sharing: Creamy Polenta with Spring Veggies

I’m sharing with you by far the easiest savory meal that I find to be particularly comforting. This is a recipe that I thank my Mum for teaching me to make and in doing so, provided a tried and tested favorite that will suit my tiny budget in London and banished the fear of cooking ‘grits’.  Creamy Polenta with…

Highlights of: ‘Devour! The Beach’ Food & Wine Festival

With the long-winded agro of traveling back to the UK after three months at home in the Bahamas, I have finally gotten the chance to share with you my highlights of the first ‘Devour! The Beach’ food and wine festival that took place the end of March on Green Turtle Cay. ‘Devour! The Beach’ is the…

Recipe Sharing: Bahamian Coconut ‘Trifle’ Cake

Because I wanted to start getting some photographs for ‘Potcake’, I’ve taken time away from job hunting and freelancing to do what I love – photographing interesting people in their kitchens. You’ll notice that my portfolio consists of several features about chefs. When I wrote my pitch for my Bahamian cookbook, ‘Potcake,’ I knew that…

Green Turtle Cay: Island Life and History

Life on the Cay has been nice…slow-paced but I’m enjoying that. I’ve been busy applying for jobs every day but in between working with my mum cleaning houses. I’ve also been spending as much time into the kitchen and into my writing as I can squeeze in. Cooking for my mum has been particularly enjoyable…