In all the years we’ve been hanging out with St. John Spice Ruth, we’ve never really had an extended conversation about hot sauce.
We recently did, and since St. John Spice carries the widest selection of hot sauces in the islands, she knows a lot about hot sauces, which she says are technically called “pepper sauces” in the Caribbean.
We learned a lot. You will too.
Let Ruth, and her sidekick Faith, walk you through Hot Sauce 101.
Viva! Vacations is giving away a free week at Coral Oasis, a villa on Mammy Mamey Peak.
There’s one winner and there’s no catch. We asked.
“We want to engage more with our guests on social media and increase exposure of Coral Oasis and the Mamey Peak area in general,” says Viva!’s Sherrolyn Stapleton.
Actually, there are two catches. You have to “Like” the giveaway Facebook page, which means sharing your Facebook profile, and the winner’s week is only good for next fall, between August and November. (But heck, fall’s a great time to be on St. John.)
It’s also a long shot. There are close to 7,500 entries so far.
As an incredibly quiet 2013 hurricane season comes to an end, it’s worth noting Hurricane San Narciso, one of the deadliest hurricanes on record, devastated the Virgin Islands 146 years ago this week, and the RMS Rhone was one of its victims.
Today it is a popular diving and snorkeling spot.
Roy A. Waltington has written a great historical article about San Narciso and the Rhone for the St. John Source, and you can read it here.
Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version of the sinking of the Rhone, from Capt. John Brandi. And his story is spot on accurate. “It’s true, it’s true”…