August 17, 2018

Americans are spending like crazy at restaurants

From Newsmax Spending at U.S. restaurants surged over the past three months by the most on record, making it both a bright spot for the economy and a risk if appetites for eating out return to normal. Sales at food-service and drinking establishments rose 1.3 percent in July to $61.6 billion, the Commerce Department reported […]

4 Uses for beer

4 Uses for beer and none of them include drinking it Courtesy of KitchenAid Benjamin Franklin once brilliantly said “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” and we couldn’t agree more with this phrase. It’s not only a delicious drink, but it’s also made with natural and low-cost ingredients […]

The hunting of whales, dolphins and porpoises illegally for bait found to be more widespread than first thought

A report by Sandra Altherr and Nicola Hodgins Edited by Sue Fisher, Kate O’Connell, D.J. Schubert, and Dave Tilford SMALL CETACEANS, BIG PROBLEMS A global review of the impacts of hunting on small whales, dolphins and porpoises SUMMARY The hunting of small cetaceans (i.e., all toothed whales, except the sperm whale) for food or fishing […]

The big chill on the Cayman Islands

By David Conachy From Independent IE People are hilarious all the same, aren’t they? As soon as I made it known I was off to the Cayman Islands, the jokes came flying thick and fast. “Bring me back a bag of cash.” “Are you finally sorting out your tax affairs?” Ha-ha! Well, I had the […]

The Cayman Islands: A relaxing haven for you (not just your money)

By Emma Cullinan From The Irish Times Chasing sharks, cuddling stingray, riding bareback in the warm sea, the Caribbean islands offer an exhilarating escape I see a shark ahead of me in the water and swim towards it. And that is something I never thought I’d write. Mike, our snorkelling guide, had warned us that […]

Cayman Islands: CCUK Student member receives voucher for Grand Old House

This weekend Enrique McCoy, Caymanian student studying Business Management and Marketing at the University of Birmingham, received a generous dinner voucher from Grand Old House. The voucher was a prize from a competition draw offered to all new registrations of Cayman Connection UK (CCUK) at a recent CCUK Reception and workshop in Cayman. Enrique commented: […]

Aquaponics: new ways to help reduce the OECS Food Import Bill

Sunday, August 12, 2018 — Tackling the region’s high food import bill and improving food security is increasingly being explored through aquaponics or the production of food that combines aquaculture (farming fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. This potential was highlighted by the recent visit to the Choiseul aquaponics facility and […]

Recipe of the week

Recipe: Buttermilk Caramel Sauce By Kelli Foster From The Kitchn Last year, in my quest to uncover all the most delicious and somewhat unexpected ways to use leftover buttermilk, I stumbled on a dessert sauce to top all dessert sauces. I reworked my favorite classic caramel sauce to put buttermilk at the helm, and the […]

The Caribbean’s finest food and drinks to inspire at SIAL 2018

From Caribbean EXPORT Bridgetown, BARBADOS, August 13, 2018. The Caribbean is widely known for its impeccable beaches, rhythmic music and tantalizing food, not to mention the rum! At this years’ SIAL, Paris from October 21-25, 2018 visitor will get the opportunity to sample first hand a collection of the Caribbean’s finest food and beverage producers […]

Is salt ACTUALLY bad for you? See our expert opinion…

By Tim Skwiat From BioTrust Nutrition When it comes to nutrition—as with most things in life—we tend to look for black and white answers, gravitate toward extremes, and label things as “good” and “bad.” We’re often guilty of finger-pointing, isolating single nutrients (and foods that contain them) as the culprits to all our health problems. […]