Duck Confit with fennel risotto and pistachio brown butter. That and
a 300 year old beer recipe.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
It's a five course meal, each course paired with a particular beer. The menu sounds wonderful. I know Jay will love the beers, I hope I do to. Here's the menu:
Troubadour Abscura mile stout
Five onion soup topped with crostini and Gruyere
Arugula and frisee, proscuitto ham, candied cashews, roasted beets, and blood orange vinaigrette
Wittkerke Belgian White
Wittkerke steamed P.E.I. mussels with celery, onion, shallot, butter and curry
Kapittel Watou Pater
Duck leg confit with fennel risotto, and pistachio brown butter
Popperings Homel Ale
Port poached pear stuffed with mascarpone
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We had dinner at a friends house last night and had a really nice time. Awesome view, great food and good friends, can't beat that. Their house overlooks the Charlotte Amalie harbor and we got there just in time to see a beautiful sunset.
For dinner we had steak and Caribbean Lobster. Yum! But.....I've never witnessed the actual cooking of a lobster so that was interesting, to say the least. I'm not sure if I could do it but I'm so glad they did because it tasted soooo good! :-)
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Off work we are at a Red Cross fund raiser at Yacht Haven. Great
music, cold beer, great cause. Bellows International is donating 100
percent of the beer sales to the Red Cross. They are raffeling off
lots of great prices donated by local businesses.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Full article in the St. Thomas Source.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Finally the rain is gone and the sun is back! Three solid days of rain
and fog is enough. The cisterns are full and the lush green color of
the island has been restored. It feels good to be sitting outside in
the sun, reading, enjoying my last day of a long, restfull weekend.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
So I am not going to go into huge details about why, I believe the why is obvious, but I am going to list some of the Charities that are trying to help out the situation in Haiti. For those that don't know this is the poorest nation in this hemisphere and frankly needed all the help they could get prior to this earth quake. The most immediate relief will be to contribute cash directly to the charities that already have a presence and frankly the infrastructure to make an immediate difference in the survivors lives.
The Clinto Bush Haiti Fund
The American Red Cross
There has been an outpouring of support from the public. To help, people can make an unrestricted donation to the International Response Fund at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). The public can also help by texting “Haiti” to 90999 to send a $10 donation to the Red Cross, through an effort backed by the U.S. State Department. Funds will go to support American Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
PS This is one of the simplest ways to donate, just text the money it will be added to your phone bill.
They have set up a fund for direct support of Haitian releif.
Wyclef is about as close to this as you can be.
Doctors Without Borders
There is also a link here to a much more complete list of Charities on CNN's web page.
Also for those of you locally. There is supposed to be a fundraiser concert on the 23rd at Yacht Haven. I don't know the details yet but when I do we will post them.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
end result. I'm so glad I got to be involved, plus getting a weekend on the water wasn't bad either. :-)
Saturday, January 9, 2010
tomorrow scheduled, breakfast shot, snorkeling, lunch, girls afternoon... And the weather forecast looks great!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
which marks the end the Christmas holiday and is celebrated by festive meals and taking down all Christmas decorations.
To learn more, go to: three-kings-day.123holiday.net/
Today, Jay and I are celebrating by taking one of CYOA's boats over to St. John to get it ready for the photo shoot they are doing for their new brochures. Sounds like a good way to celebrate to me. :-)
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Last day of my holiday break and last full day on St. Thomas for Bill
and Carole....boooo! I don't want it to be over.
We're spending the day at Magens Bay, waiting for Jay to get off work.
Not sure what the plan is for tonight. Maybe head over to Honeymoon
Beach on Water Island to hear Eric Stone play and participate in the
Sunday night pot luck, or cook out at the house, or go out to eat at
one of the wonderful St. Thomas restaurants. Hmmmm, decisions,
Saturday, January 2, 2010
We took the car barge over to St. John today. Jay had to work so it
was just Bill, Carole and I. It took forever at the St. Thomas dock,
but coming back was a breeze. I made Bill back up on the barge coming
over but I got brave and did it myself coming back. Not too bad if I
say so myself. :-)
We drove over to Coral Bay to Skinny Legs for lunch, then back to Cruz
Bay for shopping. It was a great day, too bad Jay wasn't here with us.
Can't believe my break is almost over. I don't want it to end. :-(