This is my first time to these islands. I am really into agri-tourism. Got any tips for people with whom I can network while visiting St. Maarten? I’d be very grateful for any advice.
Tom D. HarrySUBJECT: First time visiting these islands
For agri-tourism on St.M., I would suggest Ras Bushman. He has a piece of land where he grows his own produce that he uses in his vegan restaurant. Hope that this helps.
Just wondering, but are you a farmer?
Hi Big-Up SXM,
Yes, it sure does thanks! I am a retired computer engineer. But I picked up agriculture as a hobby towards the end of my career. Small scale farming was my way to relax. My neighbors and I groy our own produce in an allotment. It was our “community kitchen garden” project.
Tom D. Harry
Hi Tom D. Harry,
A community allotment? Cool! Make sure to spend some time with one of the farming families when on Statia. And check out the folks at the market on Breadline Plaza when you visit Saba.
Thanks for the tip, Saban_Dame. I sure will!
Tom D. Harry
Hey CCE forums,
Is the right name of the fruit “kinnip” or “ginnep”? I was talking to someone from another island, and they call them by a different name there. I grew up calling them “kinnips”. I wanted to take Tom D. Harry’s wife on a fruit tasting excursion, but I thought I would share this one with you all on the forums.
Gertrude H.SUBJECT: Name that fruit 😉
To be honest, I am not too sure myself. I am just glad that sugar apples, guavas, soursap are called the same everywhere.
Not so! Some places can soursap by another name. They call them guanabana… Guess some people just have to be different 😀
Hey island peeps,
I was talking to a tourist today. She had tasted a johnny-cake for the first time. Of course she was sold after her first one! But that got me thinking… If you could only have johnny-cakes from now with just one filling or accompanying food item, what would it be?
P.A. StachieSUBJECT: The BEST Johnny Cake filling is...?
Salt fish – all the way!!!
Chicken only – and you can prepare it anyway… Baked, bbq or fried. Any other choice is madness!
For me, a nice, seasoned up scrabbled eggs with freshly baked johnny-cakes in the morning? With a nice, warm, sage bush-tea? Man, dis conversation done right there! Haha!
One one thing with johnny-cakes… You mean, for the rest of my life? You can’t ever go wrong with cheese.
That got me thinking on some international variations if other countries had johnny cakes as a staple:
British – johnny cakes with Marmite
The Dutch – johnny cakes with hagelslag or chocoladepasta
Americans – johnny cakes with peanut butter and jelly
That last one actually could work. But only if the johnny cake is baked, not fried!
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