Dominica Part 4 of 5
Friday night I went into the kitchen ready to go into bed but there was so much to be done. I initially wanted to do breakfast for 30 plus lunch for 30 plus. I had less help that night and we worked our way through all the batters and sauces and we finished relatively early. My worry was transferring my entire kitchen at the Anchorage Hotel to JTAS which is a private residence upstairs and an open air demo kitchen downstairs…take a look at their website here. They also offer cooking classes to tourist and then they serve a Dominican lunch at the end.
The owner of Khatts tours, Kenneth Dill took the liberty of picking me up that day and I was very surprised when he asked me to sign his copy of Caribbean Vegan which he had before the exposition. Remember Khatts tours was also a major sponsor of the event and if you are in Dominica do give them a call. They have many tours tailored for every fitness level, from hikes, to sit down tours to photo tours.
When we got to JTAS we had to unpack equipment, food and try to get sorted before guest arrived. Bush tea and juices needed to be made and pancakes and fritters needed to be made as well…
Here is how that part went
One important thing I learnt in Dominica was to relax and breathe. Here I am taking 5 minutes to breathe. Martha also conducted yoga on the lawn before breakfast. It was really beautiful. Now I use her breathing methods in my everyday life. Check out Martha’s site relaxing your DNA via your Gene Keys to live a joyous high frequency life.
The grounds were lovely, we did have a little rain that drizzled a bit but it went away after a while.
The punch was very good as he added a touch of lime which really lightened it up. Thanks Devon. The good thing about having Caribbean staff here at the expo was that they were familiar with everything I told them. I would say I want x thing done xyz a way and they would do it without problems.
I had to have a pizza party, one where you could pick your topping bake an enjoy. The night before the event I made mini sweet potato crust with organic cornmeal.
Thanks to Terri she devised a way to keep track of the pizzas so that everyone got their own pizza. I even packed some vegan cheese for fun.
The sauce is a new recipe adapted from my first book Caribbean Vegan and it was very flavouful and rich.
Then we had audience participation making Barbadian Coconut Turnovers..that was so much fun. Yes we all washed our hands!!!:)
You cannot have a buffet in the Caribbean without this kinda pie..sorry but when I am at a buffet have to have my pie.
I ended the day with a quick interview for a documentary for Discover Dominica Authority.
That was the end of day two. I felt great and was looking forward to my final day in Dominica and also wondering how I would do my cupcake display in the morning. I was also excited to teach Bernadine and the others how to make vegan quiche. As my muscles ached I decided to stop by a natural spring when I woke up in the morning.
To be continued.
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Thanking Celia Sorhaindo again for these beautiful pictures so full of colour and life… check her out at Tropical Ties click here