Bequia Breakfast

Bequia BreakfastAre you a locavore? I try to be, but what is local? I once asked a vendor at the fruit market whether something was local, and she responded, “No, it’s from St. Vincent.” According to Wikipedia, there is indeed debate on what eating local means. The US Congress defined it as within 400 miles; some follow the “100-mile diet,” while novelist Barbara Kingsolver lived on what she and her neighbors could grow.

For those of us living in Bequia, Louise Hurley recommends a breakfast that certainly meets my personal definition of local: “Fresh papaya and banana from the garden with Maranne’s homemade yogurt and Jana’s homemade granola, topped with honey from Jim’s Ambois Apiary. Just the way to start the day!”

Jana Boos filled me in on the granola: “Shaverne [Ollivierre] and I are doing the granola business together, along with the herbs and plants in the shade house. The granola is coconut honey granola using all local or Caribbean products except for the old fashioned rolled oats. The honey of course is from our apiary and the coconuts from our trees. People do seem to enjoy the granola and we have been getting a lot of good feedback. We vacuum seal it and sell from the house and at Knights.”

Maranne’s yogurt is available from Doris Fresh Foods and from Maranne’s Ice Cream at the Gingerbread. See earlier posts to order local fruits and veggies or receive a weekly box.

What’s your favorite recipe or meal using locally grown and produced ingredients?

Questions or Suggestions?