CARIBBEAN JOHNNY CAKE:  A staple of the local diet. Just a fried cornmeal pancake. So simple and quick to make, yet filling.

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1 c. Johnny cake meal or cornmeal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 c. boiling water
Pour water over meal, salt and sugar. Mix well. Thin down with milk to consistency of mashed potatoes. Drip by spoonfuls on hot griddle or frying pan. Cook 5 minutes. Turn over, and cook 5 minutes more. Serve with butter and syrup.


1 c. cornmeal
Sm. chunk butter
Little onion & 1 garlic, cut very fine
Little red pepper or green pepper
Dash of salt
Boiling water

Put all ingredients in heavy bowl, except water, into a warm oven. Water must be boiling, then add to mixture the water gradually, and beat as you add to make a smooth batter stiff enough to shape. Mold into oval shapes. Heat iron skillet with bacon grease and fry patties until golden brown.
Especially good with bean soup. Can also be made with just cornmeal, honey and water fried in oil. Dip in honey as a treat.

More Caribbean Johnny Cake


JOHNNY CAKES made with milk

1 c. stone-ground cornmeal
1 1/2 c. cold milk
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. melted butter

Mix cornmeal with salt, milk and butter. Mixture will be thin. Spoon onto a buttered griddle in 5 inch rounds and fry until golden. Good with ham and beans!




1 c. stone ground white cornmeal
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. scalding water

Combine meal, salt and sugar. Add boiling water and mix well. Batter will be thick. Thin down with more water to a consistency that will readily drop off the end of a spoon. Drop by the tablespoon on a well greased, hot griddle. Cook about six minutes until brown-edged, turn, cook on other side for five minutes.

Serve with butter and maple syrup.

And now for some ADULT Caribbean Johnny Cake




1 c. corn meal
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 c. boiling water
1 egg
1/4 c. dark rum

Mix first 3 ingredients. Then add boiling water, egg and rum. Fry in bacon fat for 6 minutes. Turn over and cook approximately 4 minutes longer. If thinner cakes are preferred merely add additional liquid

I have gathered quite a few recipes that you might like to try.  I will be adding more periodically.

RUM PUNCH:  This popular rum drink is quite often served complimentary at events. Quick and easy.

RUM DRINKS: A extensive variety to fit any occasion.

MANGO:  This very popular fruit is used in so many main dishes, sauces and deserts.   Add mangoes to your own recipe and it becomes a Caribbean dish . Mangoes are loaded with protective nutrients like vitamin C and beta carotene.

CARIBBEAN JOHNNY CAKES:  A staple of the local diet. Just a fried cornmeal pancake. So simple to make.

DESERTS: Just what that tropical sweet tooth craves.

RUM:  Some just use rum flavoring.  Others the real thing.

Have a taste of the Caribbean!
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Life is a Beach


Northshore Beaches:  Some have smooth sandy bottoms ideal for swimming, and others have rock and coral-lined entries perfect for snorkeling! Many beaches on St. Croix are continuous with other beaches having a different name.

Southside Beaches:The south shore is dotted with so many little beaches that you just happen onto, that is highly unlikely that we have found them all.

East End Beaches There are many beaches East of Christiansted on St. Croix . Some are a bit harder to get to but usually not as crowded.

West End Beaches :  St. Croix offers a large number of beaches and water activities. Try a few for a fun and memorable vacation. All of the beaches in the US Virgin Islands are accessible to the public.

Beach Pictures:  Other beach pictures and more.

Getting Around:  Options for getting here and how to get around once you are here.

Flora/Fauna of St. Croix:  Check out pictures and info on what you will enjoy seeing.

Our Condo – Caribeblue: Check out what our "Paradise" looks like. And check the view!

Rum Punch: There is more than just punch here.

Caribbean Recipes: Try something new and bring back an island memory. Or have a Caribbean party.

Sunscreen:  Recommends for intense sun.

Activities:  What do you want to do? Snorkel, golf, the list goes on.

Sights:  What do you want to see? A sunset, a crab race, an historical site or just a beach.

Ken & Barbie:  Who we are.  Send a note– picture etc.



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