Sep. 13, 2009 8:44 am
Updated: Sep. 29, 2009 1:31 pm
Earlier this week was my husband's birthday (37), and our tradition is
to celebrate Birth Week: for a week before the birthday you get to be
ridiculously pampered, then on the actual birthday you have to
celebrate by doing something you've never done before.
During Birth Week you don't have
Sep. 7, 2009 1:49 pm
Updated: Sep. 9, 2009 1:12 pm
We are a couple days into our 2 weeks of dog sitting, and
this was a good week to not be on the boat...Tropical Storm Erika
passed over us and we got a lot of rain- we get a few leaks on the boat
when it rains hard and continuously. Of course, the tourists hate it,
but those who live here…
Sep. 1, 2009 4:19 pm
Updated: Sep. 2, 2009 8:32 am
Husband caught two gigantic crabs that will become dinner!
The claws were so big that we had to use a hammer and a rolling pin to open them...and they were delicious.
The dog agrees!
We ate lots of delicious meals this week, though we went slightly over
budget ($105) for the week.…
Aug. 23, 2009 7:37 am
Updated: Aug. 24, 2009 8:54 pm
This week I stepped out on All Recipes and tried two new dishes
from the recent issue of Bon Appetit magazine. The first was Chicken al
Mattone, which is a whole chicken roasted under a foil wrapped brick.
The trick is that you have to remove the backbone so it lays flat. I
have never cut…
Coconut Cream Pie
Aug. 17, 2009 8:30 am
Updated: Aug. 20, 2009 11:41 am
What does a white sand beach, live rock and roll, and chili have in common? 25th annual Texas Society of the Virgin Islands Chili Cook-Off.Hello everybody. This is T (Bab's Hubby), reporting in as a guest blogger. Barbara thought it would be appropriate for me to write…
Chili Rellanos, step one
Aug. 14, 2009 4:47 pm
Updated: Aug. 17, 2009 7:42 am
a relaxing week I have had! Husband T took over the menu challenge this
week ($15/day, breakfast and dinner, food and drink), and planned,
shopped , and cooked every day. We had some great meals- Sunday was pot
roast and vegetables in the slow cooker, Monday spinach salad,…
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Aug. 9, 2009 12:13 pm
Updated: Aug. 20, 2009 7:21 am
Yesterday we took a boat trip to the British Virgin Islands and went snorkeling at Treasure Island. Really- the Treasure Island from the book! Some friends rented a boat for the day, and T captained. One of our stops was the caves at Norman Island, which is largely believed to be the…
Jumping off the Willy T
Caves at "Treasure Island"
Aug. 6, 2009 7:01 pm
Updated: Aug. 13, 2009 3:14 pm
It's that time of year again- hurricane season! In the 7 years that I
have lived on island, we have been very lucky- 2 near misses and no
direct hits. We all keep our fingers crossed from June to November, the
official season, but August through October are typically the most
Full Moon Over Cruise Ship
Aug. 1, 2009 4:52 pm
Updated: Aug. 2, 2009 7:03 am
As many of you that follow my blog will know, my husband, T, works as a captain for a day-sail charter boat here in the Virgin Islands. A few days ago, he had a trip to do, but all of the crew mates were assigned to a large group on the other boat the company owns. So guess who got drafted to…
Me and My Mate!
Somewhere in the Caribbean Sea
View From the Bow
Jul. 28, 2009 2:47 pm
Updated: Jan. 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Our part-time boat neighbors left for their Wisconsin home this morning, so last night we had a "clean out the fridge" pizza party. LW and I both had some flatbreads, which are perfect for little pizzas with different toppings.In my last blog I wrote about some random ingredients I was trying…
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