All posts tagged: organic

Apples + Pumpkins

October is my favorite month of the year! I just love fall it is such a beautiful season, the leaves changing into rich earthy colors, burnt orange, gold, and rustic shades of red.  Part of all the fun, is its that time of year to go apple picking or searching out for that rich pumpkin to make your delicious Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie! (Love, Love, Love Pumpkin Pie + Thanksgiving Day).   These simple joys in life I get to take advantage of in the lovely city of Toronto.  In Cayman, we are richly blessed with our trees lush green all year long.  My favorite time during fall back home, is that change in the air when hurricane season is over, and the nor’wester starts rolling in… The sea breeze becomes cooler and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore is my memory of fall/winter back home. Apple Picking is such a cool experience!  It is very humbling, not everyday do you get a chance to walk in the shoes of a farmer, …

Totally Fresh Cayman’s Moringa Lemongrass Is My Cup Of Tea….

For all you tea lovers you are in luck! Totally Fresh Cayman produces and brews the finest Moringa Loose Leaf Tea on the island! My personal favorite is the Moringa Lemongrass Iced Tea.  James Pedley, the owner, grows Moringa on his farm.  He has two signature teas Moringa and Moringa Lemongrass.  Due to limited supply herbs such as mint and basil can be requested by special order.  James is dedicated to growing the finest ingredients for his high quality island tea.  Coming soon are new tea flavors, herbs and produce.  Just this year James introduced his line of Moringa Loose Leaf Tea and Iced Tea at Camana Bay’s Farmer’s Market.  It is quickly becoming an island favorite.  Additionally, the Greenhouse Cafe was one of the first restaurants to begin serving his Moringa Lemongrass Iced Tea as a staple part of their drink menu.  It was there that I was first introduced to this delicious tea! Moringa Tea is becoming widely popular, due to its rich antioxidants properties.  Moringa Trees have been coined as a “miracle …

Juice Bars + Summer Days

  Drinking all natural & 100% organic juices and smoothies that are full of flavor and jam-packed with healthy benefits is very in vogue right now- just as it should be.  Cayman is very blessed to have the one and only lovely Jessie’s Juice Bar located at Camana Bay.  The juice bar is stocked with vibrant fresh fruit and veggie juices, along with tasty savory eats and yummy treats.  It is the perfect place to stop by for a healthy lunch or smoothie while on the go. The decor is just fabulous! As it is very eco chic and environment friendly.  You will instantly fall in love with this place.  It is such a treat to find a place that repurposes items, and incorporates being environmentally responsible into their decor.  Overall, Jessie’s Juice Bar really sets the bar.  Simply put it is a wonderful local hot spot. Perhaps the essence of Jessie’s Juice bar is that it is a family run business which truly cares about offering fresh and healthy food and drink options.  Items …

Organic Food In Your Backyard

    Choosing fresh organic food is a way of life.   One way to ensure that your food is organic is by growing it yourself.  At the beginning of summer I embarked on growing my own little food garden.  There has been some success, and some fails.  Overall, I’m writing it down as learning.  I have yet to get lemon seeds to grow into lush lemon trees.  I absolutely love lemons!  I always add them to a tall glass of ice cold  water.  Unfortunately, when I try planting the lemon seeds they never seem to want to grow, which is a shame.   My hope is that eventually, I will have a lemon tree in my backyard.  I have to admit limes are just not the same thing lol In the picture above, you can see that I have successfully grown mint from a packet of seeds.   I just love the fresh scent of mint.   Though I am not a fan of mojitos, mint is great for making some fun flavored mojitos …

Got Eggs? Local. Organic. Sustainable.

For everyone who loves omelets, cakes and other goodies that are made with love and eggs then you will be ecstatic to know that you can find locally farmed eggs that are both delicious and affordable. Brothers, Shanan and Pasmore Harrison have a Cayman Egg Farm which is not-for-profit.  Any proceeds from egg purchases goes directly into feeding and maintaining the chickens as well as supporting Shanan’s ministry which teaches youth and adults how to cook.  Together, their hard work is a labor of love.  The chickens are specifically, layer fowls which means that they do not rely on a rooster to produce eggs.  The animals are cared for with love, and respect. All farmed eggs are organic, thus they are hormone and antibiotic free! It is important that as a community we support our fellow Caymanian’s in their efforts to provide local produce and products which support and encourage sustainability.  As previously mentioned any proceeds from these eggs directly supports the community and the care of the animals, as it is a not-to-profit Cayman …