have you any plans for this weekend? i’m going to the ladies hat luncheon at the regent palms, a fund raiser to help the holy family academy mission school in provo. i can’t wait to see all the ladies in super hats!!
before coming here, i had never heard of conch – now i see these large sea snails every day. conch is in our flag, in our license plates, but mostly in our plates: conch curry, conch ceviche, cracked conch, conch fritters, conch stew, conch creole, you name it! remember the annual conch festival i told you about?
the first time i saw how they really looked, i didn’t think i would go for it. then i was recommended to start with the cracked conch, and the whole eating conch experience became much, much easier – cracked conch is easy to like and reminded me of fried calamari. slowly i started trying out other types of conch and getting the hang of it, now i go for all things conch!
do you see the conch trying to get out of the shell? little did these creatures know they were about to become conch ceviches!
last weekend he headed to the conch festival, since it is our first year in provo, we were excited to see what it was about!
we went straight to the conch tasting competition, sampling dishes prepared by the 25 local participating restaurants – our favourite? parallel 23 and bay bistro, loved the flavours, presentation and friendlyness!
did you know that conch is the main export product in turks and caicos?
in our way out we bought some coconuts from these friendly kids!
it truly is one of the events of the year in provo, not to be missed!
i am so excited i have goosebumps…my aunt, cousin and friend are coming tomorrow – i can’t believe i’m actually having a little bit of portugal in turks and caicos. james is happy to have 4 gals at home for a week, he will be pampered!
have you ever used these gorgeous tomatillos? i am always on the look out for new fruits and veggies – after all they say variety is the secret to a healthy diet – and found these last week. they look like fruity tomatoes!