Home & Garden

Holidays

A Wonderful Whimsical Christmas

Christmas is ripe for cheer and festivity, but for many people decorating the family home for the holidays is an arduous task that belies creativity. Chris and Barbara West of Boatswain’s Watch in St. George’s are experts at creating stylish and affordable holiday décor, drawing inspiration from Bermuda’s natural surroundings. “Our style is playful and whimsical—we aim to celebrate the fun of Christmas, so we incorporate lots of spirited decorations into our home décor. We use as many natural materials…


Nature

Bermuda Beasts: Sally Lightfoot Crab

Sally Lightfoot crabs are brightly-coloured coastal scavengers, found on Bermudas rocky shoreline. It is quite common to see Sally Lightfoots scuttling along the rocks and sand in search of something to eat or to collect the discarded shells of moulting…


Holidays

DIY Festive Votive

Cedar greens picked from the garden are terrific for holiday decorating. These festive votives, adorned in Bermuda Cedar clippings make a handsome addition to a holiday table. Light them up and watch as the Cedar leaves dance up and down…


Holidays

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup light molasses 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda…


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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…

Holidays

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…