Some Seasoning Basics

When it comes to food in Barbados, seasoning is basic. Food is fun. And it must be appealing to our palate. That is why anything that enhances the flavour has always interested the cooks in our families and communities. What we know of Barbados and its history helps us to understand its food culture. For … More Some Seasoning Basics

Winter In Barbados

  While this blog isn’t by definition a travel guide, from time to time I reblog posts from vacationers who have visited Barbados so that you will get a visitor’s take on a Barbados holiday. Some of their articles may help you to plan your trip by providing authentic advice or tips based on their … More Winter In Barbados

Correspondence UK

My Dear MacCallister, Picture this: I came across this gal who said she was from Barbados.  Not bad, I thought, . Nice looking gal and real posh accent. Discovered she was born here and lived here practically all her life except for a short spell in Barbados which she visits on a regular basis.  I … More Correspondence UK

Ancestral Journey

 One woman experiences dislocation and what it means to be “Barbadian”. Delving into the historical roots of her ancestry, she researches her antecedents, reflecting on Barbados as a new growing Nation. Sandra Taitt Eaddy, M.A Public History, is a well known Barbadian scholar. Read all about ancestral research, including the why? and how-to?, as well … More Ancestral Journey

Serenity & Wellbeing

As a holiday island with tropical breezes and good sunshine Barbados has plenty to offer by way of serenity and wellbeing. I should know because it is where a few years ago I regained my serenity and wellbeing.

A Valiant People

Despite the fears, and against all historical odds, Barbadians went to the polls with one intent: to rid themselves of the chains of a debilitating and stifling government. So much so that they created history and a politically unique and challenging situation. History, in that they now have their first female Prime Minister.  History also, … More A Valiant People

Valiant

The Free Dictionary describes valiant as (adjective) having or showing valor.  so what is valor?  What is it to have or show it?  Is it merely being courageous in any given situation? Are Barbadians a valiant people? Clever or skillful,  peace-loving or laid-back,  industrious or proud, or valiant/valorous?