Tuesday, February 22

Reportage: SeaBridge Ferry - St. Kitts Nevis

Have you ever tried to back onto a ferry in a right side drive car? Neither had I until today. It wasn't easy, and I think I almost ran over the poor guy trying to help me, at least 3 times. Luckily on the way back it went much smoother.
// Cades Bay, Nevis to Major’s Bay, St. Kitts // 17.2002069, -62.6112244

Tuesday, February 15

Landscape: Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park St. Kitts

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of St. Kitts. It is one of the most well preserved British Forts in the world. After a 20 minute ride from the capital city you turn off the main road and drive up a very hairy (read: steep and tight with cement gates to squeeze through) road. After paying a nominal fee to enter the park (get one of the audio tours- its worth it and you can share) you park in a field and are free to wonder the grounds. Make sure you eat before, or pack lunch because the food there is... well let's call it not great.

Go There:
Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park
(869)465-2609
// Monkey Hill, St. Kitts // 17.3333, -62.8333

Tuesday, February 8

Portrait: Gangs in Nevis

Brassererre is the capital of St. Kitts. Like any other city, it has its share of opportunists, thugs and violent gang members. These guys have a very clear gang affiliation. Their demeanor and manner were exactly in line with what you would expect of such angry young men. However, a few Fuji Instax flicks in and they decided to share their signs with my camera.
// Basseterre, St. Kitts // 17.3026058, -62.7176924

Tuesday, February 1

Food: Indian Green Beans

The is a recipe I was taught while visiting New Hampshire. I got the craving for this dish, and after an email or two I had the list of ingredients.

Indian Green Beans
1 lbs Fresh Green Beans
3 Tlb Mustard seed Oil
1 tsp Turmeric
1 Level tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Salt or to taste

Heat Mustard Seed Oil until it smokes
Add Turmeric, Cumin seeds and Whole Red Pepper or Flakes to taste
Cook on High 10-15 seconds to toast spices
Add Beans, Onions, and Salt
Stirring frequently, cook about 20 minutes or just tender

// Bloomfield, NJ // 40.828212, -74.186783