All posts tagged: local farmers

“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 …

Celebrating 2 Years of Blogging! xo

  I am pleased to announce that Eco Chic Cayman has officially just past the 2 year mark of blogging.  Let the confetti fall, and the champagne corks fly! I would like to take this moment to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of you wonderful people across the globe who read and support my blog.  I am thrilled that you enjoy reading my posts.  Your support means the world to me. Joining the world of blogging has been an incredible journey.  I have enjoyed meeting new people, discovering new blogs, networking with likeminded individuals, supporting local farmers, supporting local environmentally responsible companies and at the heart of this experience, writing articles which aim to raise awareness for the environment and wildlife. Many new blog posts and content to come! Enjoy!   Thanks again!   Have a beautiful day! with love, xo        

Saucha- Conscious Living

Today you all are in for a real treat! Saucha- Conscious Living provides the Cayman Islands with one of the most delicious drinks on the market, Kombucha! A handcrafted, all natural, and loaded with health benefits drink, with an array of flavors to choose from. Each one is made with love, and organic ingredients straight from the local farmers market. Kombucha is only available at selected retail locations. It gets better! Saucha also creates to die for vegan tasty treats, OMG Cookie Dough Bites- trust me they are heavenly! It is wonderful to see that the community is embracing vegan food, and supporting local farmers and businesses.                       Meet Britta! I had the pleasure of chatting with Britta Bush, the fabulous lady behind Saucha- Conscious Living, to learn more about her amazing products. Britta is a proud supporter of the farmers market. Britta is well known by her friends to throw charming dinner parties, with an eco friendly vibe, and yummy homemade vegan meals. Britta …

We Have A Winner: Thankful for local farmers. Sweet Giveaway

The wait is finally over.  The winner of Eco Chic Cayman’s first ever “Thankful For Local Farmers: Sweet Giveaway” is Jeri Bovell.  Congrats Jeri!  You are the lucky recipient of our goodie basket with items donated by Saucha Conscious Living: a 330 ml kombucha, OMG energy bites.  As well as 1 dozen eggs donated by Got Eggs.  You will be contacted to arrange collection of your prize. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest! A huge thank you to Saucha: Conscious Living and Got Eggs for your kind donation of lovely prizes, without your contribution this sweet giveaway would not be possible. Incase any of you were wondering… The entires were all amazing!  As a result, to be fair in choosing a winner, the names of participants were tossed into a bowl and one name was drawn to decide the winner. Thank you again to everyone who took part in this giveaway. Thank you to all the amazing local farmers in Cayman and around the world. Have a lovely evening everyone. With love, xo …

Sweet Giveaway: Thankful For Local Farmers

  For the first time ever, Eco Chic Cayman is having a giveaway! Yay! In honor of this months theme “give thanks & give with love” I thought it would be great to honor local farmers.  I am excited to announce that Saucha Conscious Living and Got Eggs will be taking part in this giveaway.  I am very thankful for their participation and donation of goodies for the gift basket giveaway. What’s in the goodie basket? Donated by Saucha Conscious Living: a 330 ml kombucha, OMG energy bites. So yummy! Donated by Got Eggs: 1 dozen Cayman Farmed Eggs.  Great for baking yummy treats. How do you enter?  Leave a comment on this blog post saying why you are thankful for local farmers.  The contest begins now and ends Nov 29th at midnight.  I will read over the submissions and announce the winner Nov 30th on the Eco Chic Cayman website and Eco Chic Cayman Facebook Page.  Best of luck! xo Disclaimer: This giveaway is only open to residents of the Cayman Islands.  This contest is in no …