Slice of Paradise - August 2014

Posted August 08 2014
A Slice of Paradise  
Put Some Spice in Your Life!     
         July 2014 Edition
Greetings Sunny,
We're Celebrating!
British Virgin Islands
BVI's 60th Emancipation Festival
photo cred. BVI Tourist Board
This year marks the 60th Anniversary of August Festival here in the Virgin Islands with entertainment, food, drink and cultural events.

Events started in the Festival Village in  Road Town last week, continuing  with the spectacular August Monday parade, The Premier's Cup Horse racing on Tuesday .  Events continue to East End , then on to  the North shore...Carrot Bay (don't miss the donkey races!) and returning back to Road Town for a grand finale on Saturday.  

While 1954 was the start of an official Emancipation Festival,  celebrations date back to 1834  when the Emancipation Proclamation was first read on August 1 at Sunday Morning Well in Road Town. With three public holidays combined with the weekend, there is plenty of "time to lime", just relax or enjoy the many cultural events.

August Festival truly offers something for everyone !
Festival Super Special!

Sunny Caribbee Free Recipe!
Rasta Pasta

This spicy, colorful vegetarian dish, embodying Rastafarian red, gold and green with "dreads" shaped pasta, truly conjures up the island "Irie" spirit.

12 oz pasta: (tomato, pepper or spicy flavored is best)  

2 Tbs. salad oil 

2 cloves garlic, minced
4 lg scallions whites, sliced
2 1/2c. green, red, yellow peppers cut into half inch dice
1 tsp beef bouillon powder or 1 cube dissolved in 2/3 c. hot water
1/4 c. finely chopped red onion

1 Tbs Super Spice 

1 tsp. BBQ seasoning 

2 tsp. Hot Pepper Vinegar 

1/4 c. scallion greens, sliced

Caribbee Hot Sauce to taste   

  • Cook pasta "al dente" Drain and let cool.
  • Saute garlic and scallions in oil over medium heat about 3 min.
  • Add peppers and bullion mix
  • Cook slowly for 5 minutes.
  • Cool and add chopped red onions, seasonings and vinegar.
  • Add mixture to cooled pasta.
  • Add scallion greens and adjust seasoning.
  • Add more oil if necessary (or1-2 Tbs. mayonaise)
  • Serves 8-10


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

From the Management and Staff of Sunny Caribbee Spice Co & Art Gallery
Celebrating 31 years of the Magic of the Caribbean.
Put some Spice in your Life!
 Employee's that  WOW us!

Meet Carol, Retail Supervisor at our Road Town Shop in Tortola. She has been with Sunny Caribbee for an impressive 30 years and counting, honored by the 
Government of the BVI
with the 'Service Star' Recognition Award. A native of St. Kitts, she moved to the BVI in 1966 and worked at the Turtle Dove boutique as a shop attendant and also as a nanny for a local family. One part of her job at Sunny Caribbee that Carol truly enjoys is seeing customers from all over the globe return year after year to purchase they're favorite products. I'm pretty sure the customers look forward to seeing her warm, welcoming smile again too.   











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