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Holidays

Pie Jinks

Never stand between a Bermudian and his Cassava Pie. If it isn’t on his Christmas table, either it isn’t Christmas or he isn’t really Bermudian. All you Trinis can keep your Pastels, you Guyanese your Pepper Pot (And your BG Plantain), you Martinicans your Black Pudding, you French your raw oysters, you Yanks your precious little star-shaped cookies, you Brits your mince pies, and especially you Bajans can keep your Jug-jug. We Bermudians will have our Cassava Pie. This is a lesson I only just learned after a lifetime sampling oth...

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Preserving Poinsettias

Native to Mexico, and known to the Aztecs, poinsettias once were a symbol of purity because of their vibrant colours. Nowadays, in many parts of the world, they are a symbol of Christmas and the holiday season. Bermuda is not exempt from this ho...

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Presents from the Pantry

What better way to buy Bermuda than with these “Presents from the Pantry”? Here we’ve paired our favourite locally made food products, offering you some fantastic flavour combinations and some gift ideas great for any holiday occasion. Add...

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A Christmas Carol – Part II

When Scrooge asked, “Are there no prisons?” the men replied, “Plenty of prisons.” There were plenty, with more on the drawing board. Between 1842 and 1877, two to three prisons a year were either built or enlarged through a dedicated con...

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A Christmas Carol

Ribbons of black-tinged smoke curled from scores of Manchester’s factory chimneys to stitch ragged quilts that defied the sun. Shadows collapsed over buildings and stretched wide fingers across streets bustling with men unloading wagons piled ...

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Season’s Greetings!

"Nick 'O Time" Letter from Santa Create your own Magical Message from the desk of St. Nick! Put that last minute touch on Christmas morning with Nettleink's "Authentic" Santa Claus card, "direct" from the North Pole to Bermuda. Just write your p...