We are here! I now live in the US Virgin Islands, Island of St Thomas, and for the time being, we live in the capital city of Charlotte Amalia.
I have so much I want to remember and to tell, I have decided to set up a couple of sister blogs specifically about my time on the island. I was jealous of those bloggers who had decided to post a photo a day for the entire year. I have set up a site that will have very little commentary, but will feature a different set of photos every day from my adventures til I have to go home to Kansas...
DAILY PHOTOS IN ST. THOMAS
Already has a couple of posts up, so take a visit there and live the island life for a few minutes a day! On this site, there will not be much (if any) food info, just things I see when I go about my Moondoggie lifestyle.
A KANSAS FOODIE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
Has my first post up. First morning on Island, we found a local farmer's market. I posted lots of photos and gave just a few little glimpses of what I learned so far about cooking and food shopping on the island.
If you visit the sister sites, drop me a note so I know if you like the new system.
I am going to try to keep this blog (Year on the Grill) as more of a cooking blog with recipes and instructions that only superficially will have to do with the Virgin Island location. The "Foodie in the VI" blog will have posts specifically about my foodie adventures that have to do with the specifics of cooking and eating on the island. I will probably update each of the three blogs daily, trying to do this one last so I can link to the sister blogs to try to peak your interest.
Today I am going to give you a kitchen reveal. We are not positive about where we will be staying for the next 6 months, but probably we will be living in this one bedroom with separate kitchen apartment for the next 30 days.
It is generous to say it is a separate kitchen,
I have a microwave, full size oven and electric burners.
Single sink with very low water pressure. This is the total size of my counter space (above photo and below). So kneading bread is a challenge.
Total size of the kitchen fits me... no cooking in pairs.
I have been shopping, and I ran into a farmer's market. so I have some foodstuffs to get started... gonna see a lot of shrimp recipes.
Full size refrigerator which is actually rare on the island in the type of place we are renting now. Usually people come to these places for a week only and go out to eat every night. So most just have a fridge to store water bottles.
Like I said, we have been shopping... Bananas, Plantains and 2 kinds of Rum. A bottle of rum is cheaper than the same size orange juice.
A nightly glass of pineapple juice and rum to start end the day on our balcony has become our tradition.
Tomorrow I will tell you about my first cook in the new digs... a BBQ shrimp and chicken pizza.