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Holidays

Holidays

Bring on the Cassava Pie!

A Bermudian Christmas without cassava pie would be like Easter without kites. This unusual dish—a sweet, spicy cake with a meat filling—is as essential to a local Christmas dinner as the turkey itself. Families usually make a large quantity and eat it hot, cold and fried in slices all during Christmas week (and often tuck some into the freezer for Easter, too). To the uninitiated, cassava pie is an odd mix of sweet and savoury. But it’s a combination that seems to please the Bermudian palate, particularly at times of celebration; the...

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Gosling’s Black Seal Eggnog

Who doesn't love eggnog at Christmastime? If you're making your own this year, try this recipe, courtesy of Gosling's Rum - it's delicious and very, very Bermudian!    Ingredients: 6 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar & 1/4 cup ...

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Gosling’s Black Seal Christmas Pudding

Christmas pudding is a traditional holiday dessert in Bermuda and while most make a hard sauce from Brandy, we think perhaps it's more Bermudian to make it from Gosling's Black Seal.   Ingredients:  2 9-ounce boxes of raisins ...

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A Farm-to-Table Christmas Feast

This year, challenge yourself to make Christmas dinner using as much produce and products made locally as possible.  If you're unfamiliar with the farm-to-table concept, eating locally has many benefits: It provides a boost for Bermuda's ec...

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Portuguese Holiday Recipes

John Amaral from the Portuguese Bakery shares the sweetest Christmas baking recipes in the Portuguese tradition, perfect for homegrown gift giving. The rich tradition of Portuguese baking is unsurpassed at Christmas. Delicious sugar-dusted cooki...

Holidays

DIY Bermuda Foliage Place Cards

Bring the outdoors in this Christmas! Place cards and gift tags with pressed seasonal leaves and flowers bring nature to your holiday table, plus they're made from recycled cardboard. So don't throw out those cereal boxes, get crafty and give ev...