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Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Flavours In A Tea Cup

Christmas and the perfect cup of tea goes hand in hand.  Some of the best holiday moments are simple ones— when friends and family come together.  Tea Time in Cayman has premium loose leaf tea available at local tea and coffee hotspots, supermarkets and online.  Their range of loose leaf tea comes in a variety of 36 flavours.  Never underestimate the power of tea— filled with so many health benefits and antioxidants.  During the holiday season, things can get a little bit hectic and sometimes a little bit crazy.  Don’t worry, you won’t crack under pressure with a cup of tea nearby. Tea is well known for helping to reduce stress and help calm one’s mind.  Get ready to bring out your holiday tea set and serve up your friends, family and guests some deliciously festive flavours.  Today, we are sharing our holiday favourite flavours by Tea Time in Cayman.  PS- As part of our Eco Conscious Holiday Gift Guide, we thought these teas make a great gift for the hostess, guests visiting for the …

Eco Eats: Thanksgiving Favourite Eats

  Thanksgiving Day is one of my favourite holidays! A wonderful time for friends and family to come together and make new memories during a fantastic dinner.  It is also a time for reflecting on what we are thankful for.  It’s always been a tradition at Thanksgiving Dinner and/or Friendsgiving for everyone sitting around the table to say one thing they are most thankful for.  Through all the good and bad that has happened this year, there is still so much to be thankful for.    When it comes to the holidays, the main attraction is always the dinner table garnished with chic decorations and tasty treats.  ’Tis the season to start whipping up in the kitchen some old fashioned favourite holiday dishes.  Here are some of our favourite Thanksgiving side dishes, drinks and desserts.  Whenever possible, support local.  Some local favourites making their way to our Thanksgiving Dinner are Coconut Marshmallows from Powder Monkey Gourmet Treats and Cayman Thanksgiving Tea from Tea Time in Cayman  Blood Orange & Cranberry Sauce    Ingredients: 1 bag …

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. …