All posts tagged: Christmas

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 …

Cheers to Christmas! From Egg Nog to Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea

I just love this time of year! Oh what joy it was to find such delicious holiday inspired drinks. If you are in the neighborhood consider stopping by Island Naturals Cafe for either their signature Egg Nog Smoothie or Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea. Both are bound to make your day magical. An old fashion tradition, with a modern twist: Island Naturals Cafe Egg Nog Smoothie I was ecstatic when I came across this Christmas favorite transformed into a vegan smoothie. Due to my food allergies, I no longer can enjoy an old fashioned glass of Egg Nog. However, Island Naturals Cafe Egg Nog Smoothie was a real treat and made my Christmas!  Please join Island Naturals Cafe on Facebook Good tidings we bring: Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea What a lovely find this was! Tea Time in Cayman’s Hibiscus Vanilla Delight Iced Tea truly captures the essence of an island Christmas. A delightful holiday refreshment to enjoy any time of the day. The best part about …

Christmas Wishes: From Cats & Dogs

  ‘Tis the season to give with love… A lovely way to spread some holiday cheer and grant some Christmas Wishes is to bring some love and joy to the animals at the Cayman Islands Humane Society. How can you help?  Give with love   Consider making a donation to the Cayman Islands Humane Society click here  Give gifts with love Another wonderful way to make a donation is by donating items on their wish list.   Science Diet Cat/Kitten Food (other brands welcome) Purina Dog/Puppy Chow (other brands welcome) Milk Bones Rope or Hard Rubber Dog Toys (such as Kongs) Cat Toys Cat Beds and Warming Pads Training Pads Kitten & Puppy Formula (Replacement Milk) Airwick Plug-In Oil Air Fresheners (and/or replacements) Bleach Joy Dish Detergent Paper Towels Laundry Detergent (HE or Regular) 13 & 55 Gallon Garbage Bags Large Plastic Double Dishes for Cats Stainless Steel Food Bowls Slip Leads (collar and lead all-in-one) Collars (all sizes) Flat Leads (all sizes) Save a life. Adopt. When adopting a cat or dog, it is both …

Spotted! The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

I am very excited to share with all of you ‘The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide’ – all items can be purchased from The Spotted Door. This online retail website houses an incredible treasure trove of eco-friendly items perfect for any occasion and use all year long. The Spotted Door is dedicated to supporting artisans who utilize recycled and reclaimed materials to create beautiful products. Every item is guaranteed to contain over 50% recycled material. Awesome! Meet Jason Utgaard! Jason is an inspiration to others. He shares his passion for helping protect the environment by encouraging others to think differently about trash. In his TEDx Talk, Jason discusses how trash can be both reclaimed and recycled- ultimately being transformed into amazing items for everyday use. The Inspiration Behind The Spotted Door Jason grew up working in retail at his father’s single sporting goods store. He worked at their massive distribution center and later at the corporate office. His experience allowed him to see first hand that there was a “significant one-way material flow” thus, “what …

Pink Champagne Sugar Cookies & Other Goodies

  I love baking, especially at Christmas!  This was my first time baking with Pink Champagne.  First, I attempted to infuse Pink Champagne into the sugar cookie batter and bake.  However, that did not turn out  as planned.  To be honest, they tasted a bit tart.  Not to worry!  Later, I tried whipping up a Pink Champagne Buttercream Frosting.  Yum!  It just so happened, while I was baking my sister requested Candy-cane Sugar Cookies.   Pink Champagne Buttercream Frosting I used a recipe from Pillsbury.  However, due to my food allergies I had to modify it slightly. My modified version: 1 cup Earth Balance Butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup pink champagne (I added a little extra) 1-2 drops red food coloring Candy-cane Sugar Cookies I used a box of dairy-free and gluten-free sugar cookie mix.  After using cookie cutters to make Christmas inspired shapes, I added in pieces of candy-cane before baking.  An alternative option, is to decorate the baked cookies with regular frosting and then add candy-cane pieces as a garnish.   …

Secret Santa: Gifts Under $10

This secret can’t be kept… For all of you who participate in the old tradition of the Secret Santa Gift Exchange, whether with your family, friends or coworkers consider picking up your Secret Santa present from the The Cayman Islands Humane Society Book Loft. I had a blast browsing the store for items that would make great gifts- everything is under $10. Most Secret Santa gift exchanges have a budget limit so this is a great place to go. Added bonus of Christmas cheer, all proceeds benefit the animals at the shelter. Checkout what items made the list. The Book Loft provides an array of gifts that make anyone’s eco friendly holiday gift guide.  All items were once loved by someone else, and now passed on to someone new to love them. Please support The Cayman Islands Humane Society Happy Shopping at the Book Loft! Merry Christmas! with love, from one animal lover to another, xo