A Slice of Paradise - May 2014

Posted May 16 2014
A Slice of Paradise  
Put Some Spice in Your Life!     
                      May 2014 Edition
Greetings Sunny,

Nature's Little Secrets - Part 3

This third segment of our ongoing series of some of the "less visited locations" here in the British Virgin Islands is a real unpolished gem.

To paraphrase the Michelin Guide, this site is "worth the journey."
The Dungeon at Pockwood Pond
This ruined fort, visible from the the Sir Francis Drake Highway, the main road, heading west just after Nanny Cay is a real gem. Though locally known as The Dungeon, the official name is Fort Purcell. Built by the Dutch either in late 16th or early 17th century,  it was restored and used by the privateer Jost Van Dyke round 1625-26. Additionally, the fort was occupied and utilized by the English at various times.

Of particular interest are the original period etchings carved into the wall of the actual prison cell. Images of a large schooner as well a lady in a dress of the period, along with a drawing of an officer in a long coat are show. There is no doubt that there were battles found at this location due to the number of cannonballs, bullets, and roundballs that have been found here....Adjacent and behind the main fort are barracks and cisterns to support a relatively large contingent of soldiers.

Over the years, public efforts have been made to preserve the fort, and it is hoped that one day this special site will soon become an official National Park. For detailed instructions on how to visit The Dungeon/Fort Purcell, contact the BVI Tourist Board.

..... to be continued
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1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast 
1 tbs balsamic vinegar 
1/3 c. red wine 
1/4 c. olive oil 
2-3 peppers (green, red, yellow) cut into 1 inch squares
2 onions (medium white) cut into wedges 
1 can pineapple chunks, drained or fresh pineapple cut into small squares 
  • Cut chicken into small cubes and put into large bowl (or ziplock bag).
  • Add vinegar, wine, MANGO CHUTNEY, and olive oil to chicken.
  • Marinate at-least 4 hours preferably overnight.
  • Drain chicken. Reserve Marinade.  
  • Put on skewers alternating with peppers pineapple, and onion. 
  • Grill, turning over hot coals for 8-10 min, basting as necessary until done. 
  • Best Served with your favorite rice recipe. Enjoy!

Many more creative Sunny Caribbee recepies can be found in our cookbook:Sunshine Style Cookbook 
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