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The Art of Baking From SCRATCH

  My love for baking comes with my love and appreciation for simple ingredients. I believe that food should be gorgeous to look at and rich in flavour; balancing salty and sweet so the two work in harmony…I started off as a science major, pursuing a degree in structural engineering -but my passion for baking lead me down the path to make it a lifelong career; one I could make my own…from SCRATCH. – Brittanni Seymour Brittanni Seymour, is a professional pastry chef.  Her background extends from being a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Providence, Rhode Island to working as head gourmet pastry chef at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort.  Her experience has equipped her for the next stage in her career as a local business owner — pastry chef extraordinaire.  Her signature baking style is aesthetically beautiful and delectable desserts.  Brittanni is an inspiration to us all.  She proves that anyone with dedication and passion can achieve their dreams.  At the heart of her journey, Brittanni has proudly built her business from scratch— using the finest “ingredients” …

Eco Eats: Powder Monkey Marshmallow

  Photo Credit: Powder Monkey Cayman Marshmallows are an all-time favorite dessert/treat/garnish.  I love how versatile marshmallows are: great as garnish on a cup of hot cocoa, a bonus ingredient for pancakes and excellent as a dessert all on its own.  Powder Monkey Marshmallows are the creme de la creme of marshmallows — think fun treat with gourmet taste.  With a selection of refreshening flavors: passion fruit, coconut, exotic rose and mint chocolate chip you are bound to find a favorite bag of marshmallows.  These unique flavored marshmallows are made with love, from scratch and hand cut —a quality made product to be enjoyed.  When applicable locally sourced ingredients from local farmers are used such as coconuts and passion fruit.  For those of you have allergies, you will be delighted to know that Powder Monkey Marshmallows are gluten free and do not contain egg. Yay! (Said everyone with a gluten allergy, me included).  Lydia, can be found experimenting with new flavors in the kitchen.  We can’t wait to see what new batch of flavors she …

Saucha Conscious Living: Eat Like You Give A Damn

The holidays usually means an array of sugary goodness treats.  Are you thinking of hot cocoa with marshmallows, sugar cookies and Christmas pudding? (I think we all are)  While dessert and treats reign supreme around this time of year, one can still eat delicious treats with a healthy mindset.  If you find yourself wanting to indulge but stick to eating with a health-conscious mindset then Saucha Conscious Living has got your covered!  During the holiday season they are offering locally sourced vegan meals.  If you are a hostess-with-the-mostess you might want to consider taking advantage of Saucha’s Healthy Holiday Catering Menu click here to check it out We believe in filling our life with consciously selected products that support our community and the planet. – Saucha Conscious Living To view all their tasty treats click here Holiday Gift Guide: Saucha Conscious Living has got some cool items available that would make excellent gifts this holiday season.  Each item featured supports local and is Eco-friendly. For The Foodie Kombucha & Bites Gift Set Kombucha holiday flavors …

Jingle Bells, The Kettle Rings

  Get ready Tea Lovers because Tea Time In Cayman has created the ultimate gift basket — filled with an array of goodies.  Each treat inside the basket is perfect for staying cozy during the holiday season as the Christmas breeze rolls in. Tea Time In Cayman Gift Baskets: Sneak Peek Inside  3 25g bags of loose leaf tea 1 oz Cayman Sea Salt’s BBQ Almonds 1 package of tea biscuits 1 local jam 1 tea strainer Brew Up A Cup Tea Time in Cayman has 37 varieties of premium loose leaf tea.  So, brew up a cup and enjoy.  Below are some favorite flavors of mine A Royal Affair USDA Certified Organic Unlike most English Breakfast blends, our Royal Affair is a single estate, organic Assam tea from India. Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Fair Trade Certified & 100% caffeine-free This mellow and fruity combination is a smooth, comforting blend of hibiscus, rooibos, sweet vanilla and a touch of chocolate. Also known as red tea, rooibos contains exceptionally high levels of antioxidants and anti-aging properties and …

“Ugly Food” A Major Contributor to Food Waste: An Interview with Evan Lutz, CEO and Co-Founder of Hungry Harvest

Photo Credit: Hungry Harvest Spoiler Alert: 6 billion pounds of produce go to waste every year.  -Evan Lutz. Food Waste is a Serious Issue It is astonishing how much food goes to waste every year. What causes food waste? Just simply tossing scraps from your dinner plate or leftovers in the bin contributes to food waste. In addition, restaurants and supermarkets throwing away unsold food plays a large part in food waste. Recently, it was announced that France has become the first country to take a stand against food waste in a major way by banning supermarkets from “throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks” (The Guardian). I believe other countries should follow suit, as this ban is heading in the right direction to help reduce food waste and food insecurity. When you look at the bigger picture, it is very concerning that copious amounts of food is constantly being wasted and ending up in the trash or landfill when there is “Some 795 million people in …

A Little Cayman Spice

  A Little Cayman Spice Laurel Hydes has got a hot commodity on her hands, homemade Pepper Jellies. Pepper Jelly is a garnish that can be used with almost anything, it is always jam packed with powerful flavors and a little fire. Laurel’s selection of Pepper Jellies are unique in flavor and are quickly becoming a staple product in kitchens across Cayman. A Garden Of Pepper Jellies Laurel takes great care to ensure that the finest ingredients are used to make her locally made organic Pepper Jellies. She has her very own scotch bonnet pepper garden. Her scotch bonnet peppers are the key ingredient to making her flavorful Pepper Jelly. Laurel has an array of unique Pepper Jelly flavors and the only ingredients she buys that is not grown locally or from the farmers market are: strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Current Pepper Jelly Flavors include: Regular Pepper Jelly, Blueberry, Strawberry, and Starfruit. Scenes Behind The Kitchen How did Laurel come to master the art of making one of the finest Pepper Jellies available on the …