Some Healthy Food Fun: The Wanderlust Food Diaries (of a chronic daydreamer)
My Island, Scrub Island, British Virgin Islands
On the Menu West Indies Style Curry Chicken.
Music By Various artists, including Minnie Ripperton, Will Downing, Earth Wind & Fire, and more
Video How to make curry chicken
"If you fly away with me, we can make it real, come and spend time, on my island "
--Will Downing(from the song "Island")
They say that there are two things that a man knows are meant for him as soon as he lays his eyes upon them. The first is the woman that he knows he is going to marry. I’m still waiting to see if that one is true. The second is the piece of land where you want to build your house and live your life. That second one is definitely true, as I found out when I took a trip to the British Virgin Islands in 2011.
I stayed on hotel on a private island called Scrub Island, within the chain of islands that make up the British Virgin Islands. I stayed on Mainsail Resort while on Scrub Island, just down there hanging out, as well as doing some "pre planning" style real estate shopping just in case my “ship came in” in 2011. The ship hasn’t come in, but it will.......soon.
The Mainsail Hotel happens on the side of Scrub Island where the breeze is blocked by the hills. However, one of the first days I was there, I was taking a casual walk, to see the north end of the island.
Wham!! As I turned the corner to the north end of the island (pictured in the first photo above), the breeze hit and the whole scene was magnificent. I noticed a half build house overlooking North Beach, all by itself. The 9 or 10 completed custom built houses, the hotel, and the marina were back around the corner from whence I came. In the first big picture above, you can see the house on the right side of the picture, just above the road.
I found out that the builder no longer had the funds to finish the house. Well, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. I walked through the overgrown grass up to the house, looked over North Beach, and said “This is it. This is where I’m gonna live”. The Scrub Island realtor showed me the floor plan to the house, and there is an awesome space that would make a perfect outdoor kitchen.
My mind immediately goes into overdrive thinking about the awesome outdoor meals I could make. So, in this entry in my “Wanderlust Food Diaries” I am going to prepare an outdoor meal, in my brand new outdoor custom tropical kitchen. This divine creation will be West Indies Style Curry Chicken.
West Indies Style Curry Chicken
Organic Coconut Oil or Olive Oil(AVOID CANOLA OIL and vegetable oils such as WESSON, they are poison!!!)
1 (3 pound) pasture fed chicken, cut into pieces
Organic Jamaican Allspice (pimento) seeds
4 large organic potatoes - peeled and cubed
1 Organic Scotch Bonnet Pepper
4 Organic garlic cloves 1 tsp Ginger, preferably fresh cut
1 Chicken Bullion Cube
1 tsp Fresh Ground Organic PepperOrganic 2 tablespoons Pink Himalayan salt
1/4 cup Jamaican curry powder
Ingredients will vary depending on recipe and personal taste, see video for instructions
The intrigue of this property is that it has all the “particulars” for my needs and wants so far as tropical living is concerned. For example, Scrub Island marina is a short walk away. This means that with a cool little “get around” boat like the Azimut 43 shown below (which I would name "The Hooptie"), I could do some serious island hopping. That includes picking up guests from the airport. I pick my guests up from the Airport in the Azimut 43, zip across to Scrub Island, park "The Hooptie" at the ultra modern, brand new marina, and walk to the crib. Nice.
Island hopping would be cool for food shopping also. There is an organic farm on Tortola (the main island), called Good Moon Farm. Yea!!!!!! Shopping for fresh vegetables to make those masterpieces in that outdoor kitchen. I will creating my own organic garden and orchard as well.
The thought of stepping out and picking fresh fruits and veggies in my own organic orchard, now that what I’m talking about. The beauty of the home being situated above North Beach (second picture from top on left) is that it's going to seem like my own private beach much of the time because there are so few people are over on that side of the island. Thus, the whole scene is often gonna feel like I own my own private island, but all I have to do is walk around the bend in the road and have all the amenities of a five star resort, marina, grocery store, and so forth. It’s the perfect set up for me. All I have to do the play my hand right in my business endeavors, and that’s where I’ll be.~dw~.
O for the voices of animals!
O for the swiftness and balance of fishes!
O for the dropping of rain-drops in a poem!
O for the sunshine, and motion of waves in a poem.
The shot above is the view from the house in the first picture at the top of this article (the half built house in the right of the picture above the road). I took the photo myself and said "This is where I'm gonna live". Nice!!!!!
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