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….

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.

‘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…

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…

Tranquil Turtle’s Sunday Fish Fry

As seen in The Abaconian newspaper, published March 15th 2014.  As one of Green Turtle Cay’s oldest resorts and marinas, Bluff House has had a major revamp in the last three years. With new owners and a fresh set of staff, they are taking on new projects and events and one of particular success is…

An Interview with an Artist: Rett Sturman

Original article seen in Vol. 22, Issue 4 of The Abaconian newspaper published March 1st 2014, pg. 15 Green Turtle Cay had a new face that became quite familiar recently. Usually found with his easel propped opposite his muse – one of the cay’s street views, homes or beaches, Rett Sturman has created a growing…

Work Flow: Upcoming Published Work

Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of freelance work keeping my brain busy and my Moleskine diary very full. I’ve also been constantly applying for jobs (when I say constantly, I mean like 10 a day) and begging for work experience. It seems like I’m in that awkward category of having both too much experience and…

Recipe Sharing: Traybaked Fish Curry

This recipe comes from Jamie Oliver; his Keralan Fish Curry was aired in the UK in late December last year on Jamie’s Festive Feast as an ideal NYE dinner party show stopper and it got me really excited to try it out on a smaller scale. Its bright colours and fresh ingredients changed my previous opinion…