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SIPP: Byron Bay Sustainable Coffee

Coffee lovers, your morning coffee just got a whole lot better! Good friends Dylan Garft & Luke Zocchi are founders of Byron Bay’s very own SIPP, Instant Coffee, a game changer in the world of coffee.  SIPP offers affordable sustainable gourmet coffee.  SIPP’s ethos is focused on evolving and refining the way coffee is produced on the market, with the betterment of the planet in mind.  As a means of reducing their environmental impact, no plastic is used in their packaging.  SIPP uses 100% compostable packaging made from plant based materials, predominately from the Eucalyptus tree.  The compostable packaging is Vincotte certified, this means “it biodegrades to its natural components within 26 weeks, leaving only safe compost with which to nourish the next seasons planting” (SIPP).  As part of their sustainable practice for every tree used, another tree is planted in its place.  Furthermore, SIPP avoids the manufacturing of unsustainable coffee home pods all together.  Reason being, in Australia alone an estimated 3 million are used per day.  A focus on a sustainable future for …

The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta: Urban Dining

As a bit of a foodie, I love finding great restaurants.  One of my favourite places to eat at is The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta, located at Camana Bay.  It is the ultimate urban dining experience in the Cayman Islands. I love pizza just as much as anyone.  They have an incredible selection of various pizza options.  As someone with food allergies (gluten, dairy and soy) I was delighted to find that The Brooklyn caters to food allergies. So, if you have food allergies like me, don’t worry you don’t have to miss out on their delicious pizza.   The Brooklyn is more than just pizza, it is an excellent place to dine offering a tasty selection of Italian-inspired and American favourites infused with local ingredients straight from the local farmers market.  As the name suggests, the atmosphere is the epitome of Brooklyn, New York with a warm urban setting and hip industrial inspired decor.  Highlights include the marquee Brooklyn sign, and the trendy bar with chic chandeliers—making it an Instagram worthy dining location.  On …

Holiday Gift Guide: Saucha Conscious Living

Saucha Conscious Living has got some treats in store for you this holiday season.  All gifts are eco-friendly and made sustainably in the Cayman Islands.  Local Vegan Chef Britta Bush has whipped up her signature holiday kombucha flavors along with some fantastic eco-friendly skincare products that are bound to make excellent gifts this holiday season.  Bonus, all gift items are wrapped in true eco-friendly style. Cheers to Sorrel and Kombucha                 “All of our signature kombucha flavors are handcrafted and small-batch brewed. We like to infuse local, fresh and organic ingredients to enhance flavor and nutritional value. All of our bottles are sourced from local restaurants to aid the recycling effort in Cayman.”- Saucha Conscious Living Saucha Conscious Living is back with their holiday flavors that make the perfect gift for the hostess or beverage to serve at your holiday party. Limited edition flavors include Pumpkin Spice and Cran Mariner.  Seasonal flavors benefit Feed our Future, as proceeds from each bottle sold are donated.  Another great flavor, is …

Holiday S’mores Recipe

‘Tis the season to make yummy holiday treats.  S’mores are a favorite dessert of mine. The traditional s’more is made with graham cracker, Hersey’s chocolate and traditional marshmallows.  This holiday season, I decided to try something different, using locally made marshmallows by Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats.  To give the s’mores non-traditional flavors but just as delicious, I used their coffee flavor and rose flavor. What you will need   Gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free graham crackers (for those of you with food allergies), dairy-free and soy-free chocolate chips and coffee flavored marshmallows and rose flavored marshmallows made by Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats. How to make it   Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Place some graham crackers on the baking tray topped with marshmallows and the others covered with chocolate chips. Let them bake for 15 mins. Then assemble s’mores and enjoy. Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats have an exciting range of uniquely flavored marshmallows.  All marshmallows are locally made. Holiday treats make a great gift this holiday season. You can’t beat homemade treats. …

3 Girls & A Kiln: Gift Guide Island Chic Ceramic

Meet The Girls! 3 Girls and a Kiln is composed of the three dynamic artists based here in the Cayman Islands.  Their signature style is ceramic artwork that is “Island Chic” with a great emphasis on capturing the essence of island vibes.  They primarily draw their inspiration from the natural beauty of our island— a place they call home.  Other inspirations come from their love to create fun designs, witty typography, and their artistic backgrounds.  Their collection is always evolving but staying true to island vibes.  This year they released a chic black and white lion fish themed collection.  The beauty of this collective talented trio is that they come different art backgrounds which compliments one another whist bringing innovation to their brand and sophisticated line of modern ceramic products. Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50 from the 3 Girls & a Kiln Collection   ’Tis the season to seek out handcrafted island chic gifts perfect for your friend, loved one or family member that is the artist, the hostess, the homemaker and/or the foodie.  …

Turmeric Latte: The New Cure for the Cold

Back from traveling and hit with the flu. On the positive side, I have learned that a turmeric latte is the new tea remedy for getting over the cold.  It’s bright and bold color makes it stand out as a drink loaded with health benefits.  Turmeric health benefits are considered to be: strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and bonus it helps with anti-aging.  It is simple to make and rich in taste.  A perfect cup of tea for the approaching holiday season.   What You Will Need Milk (any kind), turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon and honey. How To Make It Boil your choice of milk (almond, coconut, soy, whole milk) on medium heat. Then stir in turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Start with a teaspoon of each, and add more of each ingredient based on your taste preference. Then serve and mix in a teaspoon of honey. Enjoy, xo   SaveSave SaveSave