I have more than a little quiet on this Blog in the last two weeks, but heading back to more posts. Sometimes we have change hit us and realise that priorities change...well this is what happened to me but in a great way. Nothing terrible! I was asked to help out part time with one of my most fave hotels ever - Jamaica Inn with their Non-Profit Foundation and the Blog. As you all know, I have posted about the hotel on this Blog from time to time, here and here as examples. I do hope you will continue to read and follow as I will be sharing so much more on this forum. Of course you will be getting quite a sneak peak into this lovely hotel more and more, and I will also continue share the fabulous pictures from my personal library (with more now on this beautiful hotel!)
Beautiful pictures taken at the hotel, from the Instagram Account - these are the top five with most Likes recently. From left: The White Suite's Pool at Sunset // A peek through the outdoor shower to the ocean from a villa // a Jamaica Inn classic mango mojito // the infinity pool from one of the villas // and a picture of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller at dinner at the hotel in the "jet setter" days!
I will also be sharing news on the hotel's Foundation - The Jamaica Inn Foundation. As part of my work repertoire, I will be assisting in the managing of this vital non Profit organisation - which was set up to support education programs for our youth in Jamaica, as well as to support and preserve our marine environment. So important! I have turtle stories to share, and much more.
|Baby Sea Turtle Hatchlings heading to the Sea at Jamaica Inn|
I will be posting the entire story from A-Z on the "turtle story" at the hotel. It is quite surreal if you have ever experienced seeing the baby turtles hatch and make their way to the sea.
Of course it is the start of the Festive Season now, and it is Thanksgiving Day coming up and I know you all have much to be thankful for, like me. I have shared a fabulous Pumpkin Soup recipe with you from our lovely Executive Chef at the hotel, and I hope you will enjoy making it at home.
I am sharing with you a fabulous and divine recipe from Chef Maurice from the hotel just in time for Thanksgiving!
Cream of Pumpkin Soup (serves 4-6)
16 oz peeled pumpkin and cut into cubes
6 cups of chicken stock
chop /dice 1/2 a Leek
dice 1 ounce of Escallion (green onion)
Chop finely - one large onion
Chop finely, three cloves of garlic
Make a bouquet garni (use 1 sprig of thyme // 3 cloves and 2 bay leaves)
1/2 cup of heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
**Chopped Chives and Sour Cream for the garnish**
Place a good sized pot over medium heat and add the butter or EVOO // sautee all the vegetables, including the pumpkin until tender.
Add the chicken stock and the bouquet garni (ingredients listed for this above)
Boil until the pumpkin is soft
Remove from heat and puree all in a blender
Remove from the blender and add the cream
Adjust taste with salt and pepper
Serve up and add chives and a dollop of sour cream to each bowl - enjoy!
See more recipes like this one, and much more on the Jamaica Inn Blog.
Happy Thanksgiving all and looking forward to hearing if you made the soup and how it turned out!