We haven’t been cooking anything unusual lately here on Bequia, other than regular meals to sustain us. But we have used freshly grown local pumpkins recently picked from our own vines:
And we made this:
A Caribbean Pumpkin Soup recipe I developed a number of years ago …
Beef Curry (recipe from CaribbeanPot.com) cooked inside a whole Pumpkin.
Then I got back into baking bread again …
Two loaves each of Rye with Caraway Seeds and 100% Whole Wheat.
Finally, here’s one of my most favourite desserts to prepare for company – Bequia Lime Pie! Not only is it always delicious and a surprise to those who haven’t eaten it before, but the recipe is super-easy to prepare, calling for few ingredients. (And I have this recipe memorized since I’ve made it so many times.)
So, there you have it – gastronomic delights from Bequia!
And the good news for those of you looking for any of these recipes … “some” will be included in my next novel, One Woman’s Island!
This is the first video in what I hope will be a series about the island of Bequia and its people, the services offered, and a glimpse at the beautiful scenery. I’m calling this a Slice of Bequia series. First up is Wally who sells Trinidadian Doubles, a fine street snack, from his cart in Port Elizabeth by the well in front of the bank, across the corner from Back Knights. (And those would be typical directions on this island!)
Here’s Wally serving up a couple of satisfied return customers:
And here’s my video … Enjoy!