Hello From TWiB What’s inside 3 Car & Bike Show 3 Shop Till You Drop 4 Calendar of Events 5 Sailing with the RHADC 5 Juniperus Bermudiana 6 Health & Beauty 7 Barnum Takes The Stage
8 Golf 9 Roses in Bermuda 10 Heritage Matters 11 Do You Know 12 Chef’s Table 14 It’s Lobster Season
We are absolutely thrilled to give a big warm welcome to Lobster Season and we would like to specially thank Photographer Chris Burville and Lobster Diver Spencer Wood for the fantastic photo on our cover. Lobster Season marks the start of a great winter water sport and delicious meals to be enjoyed at a number of Restaurants across the Island. Up to the challenge of cooking Lobster at home? Check out page 14 and learn from the Pros at Lobster Pot who are celebrating their 40th Anniversary this year!!! Lobster Pot has shared their recipe for Lobster Thermadore and if you prefer to sit back and put your feet up, reservations are just a phone call away.
On The Cover LOBSTER DIVING Photo Chris Burville Diver Spencer Wood
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Car & Bike SHOW
Shop till you drop
with Danilee Trott Event Project Magager, COH by Ariana C. Francis
with 27th Century Boutique
2012 Car & Bike Show
Please tell us what we can expect to see this year? Attendees can expect an exciting event again this year. Levels three and four at Bullâ€™s Head car park will be used for the event. The participating car and bike dealerships will be located on level three while custom cars and car accessories dealers will be on level four. Where is the location and will there be plenty of parking available? The City Car and Bike Show will take place on October 19 in Bulls Head Car Park on Laffan St. There will be plenty parking on the first and second levels of the car park. Will this event be handicap accessible? Bulls Head is wheel chair accessible. There is an elevator located at the eastern stair well of the car park (behind Masters). Will there be food and drinks for sale? Certainly, as with
many City events there will be vendors selling a variety of food and beverages.
Can we sit on or in the vehicles, as well as take photographs? It is anticipated that participating dealers will encourage
attendees to sit in and on their vehicles, ask questions and take lots of pictures.
Is this event suitable for children? Most certainly. Parents are
encouraged to bring their children, this is a free family event. On the fourth level there will be go-karts, bouncy castles and other activities for children.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 12PM-6PM BULLS HEAD CAR PARK
Spoil yourself this month! You deserve it! Head on down to 27th Century Boutique at 92 Reid Street for their end of summer sale! For MEN Shorts, T-Shirts, Casual Shirts, Dress Pants, Suits, Ties & Shoes!
For WOMEN Selected Joseph Ribkoff items, dresses, capris, shorts, casual tops, 10 & 20 up to 75% off on all stock items. Sharon Bartram, JP is the proprietor of 27th Century Boutique. 27th Century Boutique defines fashion with an enviable reputation built over 35 years of providing men and women with the latest fashions. Mrs. Bartram is also the buyer and coordinator for 27th Century Boutique, she travels several times a year to purchase the clothing for her shop. Their most prominent exclusive ladies line is Joseph Ribkoff, Jack F and Orly and a variety of outstanding lines for men. 92 Reid St, Hamilton | 292 2628 | email@example.com
September calendar Weekly RUN DOWN
EVENT LINE UP
The Big Chill
Mondays. Bonefish, Royal Naval Dockyard Tuesdays.The Reefs, Southampton An Ibiza-style ‘Chillout’ evening featuring live DJs and musicians. Info: 441 334 8669, the-big-chill.com
Sept 8, Island wide Info: RHADC, ‘Mangroville’ 25 Pomander Road, Paget, 441 236 4411, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.rhadc.bm
Mondays, Frog and Onion Pub, Maritime Lane, Royal Naval Dockyard Join Tony Brannon and Will Black on Monday nights as they play your favourite songs from the past and present. Info: email@example.com
Fantasea Cruise & BBQ
Tuesdays. Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 6pm - 10pm. Enjoy samples of Gosling’s favourites while learning about Bermuda’s history. After the cruise enjoy a BBQ and entertainment at the Flagpole Terrace until 10pm. Info: 441 236 DIVE
Tuesdays, Pickled Onion, 9pm - 12midnight aspiring musicians are invited to bring their instruments/ voices and join the fun. Info: 441 295 2263
Thursdays. – Royal Naval Dockyard An evening of music with songs by John Lennon and other party favourites in the Victualing Yard. Info: thewestend.bm
Bermuda Documentary Weekend Film Series
Monthly wine tasting at CAFE Ten
Fort Night Fever - Finale
Saturdays, Chewstick Neo-Griot Lounge 2pm – 4pm A free weekly spoken-word, poetry club Info: 441 292 2439, firstname.lastname@example.org Saturdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Prince Albert Lodge, Somerset Village, Sandys Hand-made arts & crafts, baked goods, fresh vegtables and fruit. Info: email@example.com Art and Jam
Sundays, 12:00noon - 5:00pm, Artistic Phase, Phase 1 Building on South Road, Smiths (near collectors hill). Combining Bermuda artwork with music, new art is created every week. Info: 441 236 1314 or bermuda.com/tonybari
Sept 15, Tradewinds Auditorium, BUEI, 40 Crow Lane, Monthly weekend series screening award-winning documentaries. Info: www.bermudadocs.com Sept 20, 7:00pm - 11:00pm Fort Hamilton, Fort Hamilton Drive, Pembroke An Island-Style Extravaganza. Tickets: $75 - available via www.bdatix.bm Info: cityofhamilton.bm Marine Science Day
Sept 21, 11:00am - 4:00pm, BIOS, 17 Biological Lane, Ferry Reach, St. George’s Become a Scientist for a day! Info: bios.edu
ChewSlam spoken word and poetry club
HIDDEN TREASURES FLEA MARKET
September 14 & 28, 8:00pm – 10:30pm Barr’s Bay Park, Pitt’s Bay Road, Hamilton The ultimate outdoor music event that offers a true Bermudian experience. Info: Free, 441 292 0023 or www.GoToBermuda.com
Wednesdays. The Reefs, 56 South Rd. 9pm – 11pm. Info: 441 238 0222
Thursdays. 10 Dundonald St. 6pm Burrows & Lightbourn showcases wines from different regions and Chef Mike Knight will be serving canapes to complement the wines. Info: 441 205 0897, firstname.lastname@example.org
Movie on the Beach at the Reefs
Bermuda Folk Club, Open Mic night featuring Mike and Alana
Sept 14, 7:30pm Music starts 8pm, Spanish Point Boat Club, Spanish Point Talented performers Mike and Alana MacPhee & other local musicians. Cash bar. Admission: $10, (members $8) Info: 441 295 1030 or folkclub.bm
Open Mic Jam
Sanford Biggers . Bermuda National Gallery & PartnerRe Art Lecture Series
Sept 13, 5:30pm - 7:00pm, BNG, 1st Floor, City Hall & Arts Centre, Church Street Sanford Biggers is a New York based artist with an international reputation for his interdisciplinary exhibitions and performances. Tickets: $10 members, $20 non-members. Info: Lisa Howie, 441 295 9428 or bng.bm
Cocktail Culture Mondays, Hamilton Princess, 5:30pm - 7pm Sample speciality drinks inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients. Info: 441 298 5779
Sept 8 & 22, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, Bermuda Motor Sports Park, Southside, St. David’s Gates open 12:00pm for the 1:00pm start. Admission: $5.00 general admission; 12 years and under and seniors are free. Info: www.bmrc.bm Bermuda Fitted Dinghy Races 2013
Mondays with Tony and Will
National Motorcycle Racing Championships
2nd Annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Day Concert
Sept 21, The Show Ring of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, Paget Celebrate World Peace Day by honouring the music of John Lennon and other great artists such as Bob Marley. Info: ptix.bm or doublefantasybermuda.com Gombey Festival
Sept 21, 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Tennis Stadium, 2 Marsh Folly Road, Pembroke Parish Come and enjoy the mesmerising song and dance of one of Bermuda’s oldest folk traditions, the Gombeys! Info: Free, 441 292 1681 or communityandculture.bm visit us for full details, flyers & more upcoming events
Sailing with the RHADC
September 16 - December 15 Keep on sailing after the summer with the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club! This will be the twelth year of a very successful Fall Sailing program at the RHADC. This year enjoy US Sailing curriculum with the RHADC team of certified US Sailing Instructors. Depending on the level of the sailor the RHADC has classes after school and on Saturdays. Classes are 2, 3 or 4 hours long depending on the course. Register now as space is limited! Contact Nicolas Stefani email@example.com or 236 3077 Facebook/rhadcbermuda
Bermuda Cedar Gifts Alan makes a number of beautiful gifts using old Bermuda Cedar. He has created a special collection of pens, pencils, wine stoppers, men’s razors and shaving sets and even a coffee scoop! Each piece is carefully hand crafted and special orders including engraving by Bermuda Blueprinting can be requested. These hand crafted pieces of art make the perfect gift for anyone who appreciates having a little piece of Bermuda. Alan uses reclaimed wood and sometimes a small nail hole appears as he turns the wood on his lathe. It is especially cool to come across these markings as it really makes each and every piece original. 532 4869 bermudacedargifts.com
Captain's Choice 4 person teams 1 PM Shotgun Start Port Royal Play against the Pro Snack included Bacardi Sampling sta?ons Prizes -‐ 4 Grand Slam Tickets and Rounds of Golf at Port Royal and more All proceeds support the Hai? Village Health clinic in Northern Hai? which provides medical care, Maternal health care, Pediatric immuniza?ons, Nutri?onal support for severely Malnourished children and Water and Sanita?on infrastructure.
Health & BEAUTY
Fake Bake Self Tanning Where science meets cosmetics
THERMAGE CPT with Willi Lawrence, R.N., Dermatology & Skin Care Centre
with Hanifah Smith Lush Makeup Lash & Brow Bar
Self-tanners, also known as sunless tanning, spray tanning, airbrush tanning, fake tanning and even UVfree tanning are so much more than a body makeup or a tinted moisturizer. Self-tanning refers to any product that interacts with your skin to turn it tan. These products can be in the form of lotions, creams, mousses, sprays, gels, and foam. The active ingredient in most effective sunless tanning products is the sugar additive, dihydroxyacetone (DHA). When applied, DHA reacts with dead cells in the skin’s surface to temporarily darken the skin. The coloring typically wears off after a few days. This is why self-tanners fade and do not wash off. This is the same type of interaction you witness with foods turning brown such as apples and pears when the inside is left exposed to air. Most people now realize that the sun, and more specifically UV radiation, is dangerous. Study after study has shown that UV radiation (from the sun or tanning beds) causes premature wrinkling of the skin, age spots and even skin cancer. DHA has been approved by the FDA for use in self-tanners since 1973. DHA is also approved by Europe’s version of the FDA, the European Medicines Agency. Further, sunless tanning is recommended by the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation as a safer alternative to UV radiation from the sun or tanning beds. In addition to DHA, self-tanning products also contain a number of other ingredients that are found in many other cosmetic and beauty products. These can include botanicals, organics, moisturizing agents, cosmeceuticals, chemical compounds and other commonly used ingredients. DHA has not been found to cause any ill effects when used as directed. Self-tanning is the safest known way to get a gorgeous tan. Depending on which product you use, results will begin to develop within a few hours and can last anywhere from 3-7 days. Tanned skin looks healthier and more attractive. Fake Bake gives an instant sun-kissed color and develops into a long lasting sunless fake tan guaranteeing longer lasting, more natural-looking results and has become the choice of beauty editors and experts, TV personalities and celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Guillana Rancic, Cheryl Burke, Nicole Scherzinger and Jessica Alba. DIY Self Tanning Fake Bake line of self-tanning cosmetics is now available at Lush. Fake Bake cosmetics are all Paraben-Free and only contain naturally derived, premium tanning agents DHA Erythulose and DMI which produce a bronze tan. Synthetic ingredients and added fragrance can interfere with the chemical skin reaction and cause an orange color. Easy application, instructions included with each product. Pro Airbrush Spray Tanning Spray tanning is a form of self-tanning where a fine mist is sprayed over the body. The tanning solution (with DHA) is applied directly onto the skin as a mist using a professional spray gun. Professional spray tan application provides the most even tanning results because the tanning liquid is atomized and applied to the skin perfectly uniform. Pro Spray Tanning now available at Lush. Fake Bake is made with Organic color pigment and it is not a stain or a dye so the answer is no, it will not permanently stain and it will actually wash out of synthetic material.
Dr. Romeo & Willi have been offering Thermage since 2004
It’s new, it’s revolutionary and it’s better than ever! CPT (Comfort Pulse Technology) provides a faster, more comfortable antiaging skin tightening treatment better than our previous model. Unlike other skin tightening devices including bi-polar technologies, the CPT can deliver results in a single treatment. Thermage tightens skin with its proprietary MONOPOLAR radiofrequency that safely delivers heat and energy to all three layers of the skin. This is the device that has been seen on Oprah, The Doctors, Good Morning America, various magazines as well as other media outlets. Solta Medical received FDA clearance in 1999 and has a patent on Thermage. Thermage, botox and fillers are becoming quite the trend for men. Basically for the same reasons that women are attracted to these antiaging treatments. There is no downtime and results are very natural if done by an experienced health care provider. In today’s job market there is more competition and a youthful look is becoming as important to men as it is for women. Just released on May 6, 2013 the company announced the new Total Tip. We were very lucky to have received the new tip with our CPT machine. I am seeing visible results with patients right off the table in their face, neck and jowls. I had the treatment myself and have photos that show my progress over two months time. With the new vibrating hand-piece it was like having a warm facial. As we age and get more sun exposure our collagen breaks down and skin starts to sag and wrinkle. Thermage stimulates your collagen to produce more over the next six months, lasting for years. So give your skin some TLC (tightens, lift and contour). Call for a free consultation with Ms. Lawrence to find out if you are a candidate for Thermage. Call 295-9963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Barnum takes the stage South Pacific Gilbert & Sullivan by Ariana C. Francis
The Gilbert & Sullivan Society has been promoting performing arts in Bermuda since 1972, and October 10th, 2013 marks the opening night of their 54th production featuring Joy T. Barnum in South Pacific. This musical romance, which is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener, is set on the island of Espiritu Santo. The main story is focused on a romance between an American nurse stationed on the island and a French plantation owner, while themes of race and gender roles are explored during World War II. The musical also follows the goings-on of a local islander, Bloody Mary, whom Barnum was lucky enough to snag the role of. Barnum has always been musically gifted, and she considers singing to be a relaxing activity. She moved to Bermuda from Pennsylvania at the age of 2 with her American father who is a
professor, missionary and philosopher, hailing from a long lineage of poets and artists; and her Bermudian mother who is a nutritionist. From a young age, she sang with her church choir. “They eventually gave me solos,” she said of her choir directors, after hearing her voice. Her gift of music lead her to leave Bermuda to cultivate her talents at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama where she was able to hone in on vocal performance, opera, sacred music and classical singing. Since her return to Bermuda, Barnum has been a great influence for others who aspire to sing professionally. She lends her pedagogy skills at the Bermuda School of Music, has opened for notable acts like Patti La Belle and Lykke Li, and has released albums available on iTunes such as Live at le café de la Danse Paris. One might say she is also a humanitarian, lending her talents to fundraising for Haiti and Chile relief efforts and raising awareness with Heather Nova for environmental charity Greenrock. The role of Bloody Mary will be her debut in a major theatrical production, and her first leading role in the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Bermuda’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Even with her many musical accomplishments and strong musical background, Barnum considers this new endeavor to be somewhat of a challenge. “I am definitely getting outside of my comfort zone,” she exclaims. However, this new challenge should be somewhat of a breeze as there are slight similarities with Bloody Mary that Barnum can attest. “I could see that Bloody Mary loves Bali Ha’i like I love Bermuda.” Barnum has previously performed locally at the Reefs, Folk Club, FLOW Sundays and Neno Letu with Vejay Steede. Currently, you can see her perform onstage in Lennon Bermuda on Thursdays at The Royal Naval Dockyard and during the 2nd annual Lennon Bermuda Peace Concert on September 21st.
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GOLF ACROSS THE ISLAND “Consistent Practice Essential” with Kim Swan, J.P. Teaching Professional
At Port Royal Golf Course we welcome the return of our members and regular patrons from their summer respite and also we want them to see improvement in their golf games. As summer departs it is an important reminder that change is constant, with fall now knocking at the door, it is a time when the temperatures begin to gradually get cooler, on average by a fraction of a degree each day, and with it (fall season) many golfers begin to play more regularly. With children back in school, for many the more inviting temperatures and consistent winds has for decades made the regular trips to the golf course a logical transition away from the beach and the boating weekends. Now with golfers having greater regularity playing their weekly games, comes the added expectation for them to play better golf. One of the aims of the Port Royal Golf Development Program is to encourage golfers to practice the basic fundamentals consistently to realize an improvement in their golf game. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of the fundamentals to improving ones golf game and sustaining that improvement. Understanding and practising the fundamentals will make these golf principles more meaningful to you during your progression and journey in the game of golf. Hence, we ask of you the golfer the next time you watch a great player on TV or at the PGA Grand Slam in October to look at how methodical they are at ensuring that their fundamentals are correct - do this and consistently copy that example in your practice and it will carry forth in your play. Rather than marvel at their shots or become the perennial ‘monday morning quarterback’ take time to concentrate on how they get these fundamental principles correct each time before and during the execution of every shot.
Avoid Quick Fix Mindset It is my contention that a few good shots dominated by the remainder of inconsistent, unacceptable shots means that the golfer is reinforcing bad habits in practice and during their play. It is my submissions, that if golfers spend more time developing proper fundamentals their potential for improvement will significantly increase over time. This requires faith that proper fundamentals are the pathway to greater success in golf and that the time it takes develop the fundamentals will help you as a golfer and as a person to develop much needed patience. In a few weeks golf fans will have the perfect opportunity to see proper fundamentals displayed at PGA Grand Slam of Golf. We urge golfers to come out to Port Royal Golf Course, enjoy the atmosphere but observe how each of these great players incorporate the fundamentals mentioned into their golf games. Yes, the golfer needs to have “Faith” that adopting proper fundamentals into their golf swing will in time lead to more consistent golf shots and the time it takes - many hours and months - will helps you to develop the patience needed to master the unexpected ups and downs that occur in golf.
PGA GRAND SLAM OF GOLF October 14 - 16, 2013
Study the top male and female golfers and observe how they take their: • Aim • Grip • Posture including stance & ball positioning • Establish Rhythm & maintain Balance • Swing on plane Find a player(s) with a body structure similar to yours and try to emulate their fundamentals outlined above by imitating proper fundamentals that they work hard to ensure is in order. Avoid the Quick Fix Mindset Many golfers resist the fundamentals because it requires change and experiencing an uncomfortable feeling and temporary setback - yet they continue to suffer through and endure the frustration of repeated poor shots, which is sprinkled with the occasional sensational shot(s). We encourage golfers to have their entire golf game evaluated and to develop a strategy or road map for improvement by consulting the Golf Professional of their choice. We all know that it is the good shots that keep us coming back and those same good shots that keep us believing that it is a matter of time before those shots will become the norm, inspite of our unorthodox styles and improper fundamentals.
COME AND PLAY BERMUDA’S FINEST GOLF COURSE MemberShip available contact email@example.com to receive more information 441 234-0974 www.portroyalgolf.bm
ROSES IN BERMUDA REVISITED A SNEAK PEAK AT THE NEW BOOK with The Bermuda Rose Society China’s AGRIPPINA (Cramoisi Supérieur) 1832 Locally known as the Old Bermuda Red Rose, ‘Agrippina’ can be found growing all over the Island under the most adverse conditions, in both bush and climbing form. This is a very healthy grower, reaching a height of 6ft.(1.8m) as a bush and 15ft.(4.5m) as a climber. The foliage is dark green with small leaves and the 2in.(5 cm) double, cupped crimson-red flowers have petals which graduate in colour to pale pink and then to almost white at the base. Some may bear a white stripe. Flowering (usually in clusters) throughout the year, it is very rare to see a bush of ‘Agrippina’ without any flowers on it. Blackspotresistant, it occasionally will get mildew. Rarely produces hips.
Bermuda’s Mystery Roses ELM LODGE YELLOW This yellow rose was growing at Elm Lodge, the home of Mrs. Laura Pattisson, the Society’s first president, and has never been identified. It is a small bush rose about 4ft.(1.2m) in height and width and is remontant in flowering habit. The medium-green leaves are oval, finely serrated. The buds are rounded and slightly foliated. As they open they are golden yellow, striped with orange. When fully open the flower is a strong bright yellow showing rich golden stamens. The blooms fade to pale yellow as the flowers mature. The 2-4in.(5-10cm) semi-double yellow blooms are produced both singly and in sprays, and are lightly scented. Young prickles are red, aging to brown and seem only to occur on some stems and not on others. The hips, when they occur, are pear shaped and bright orangey-red. This rose can be slipped fairly easily and blooms throughout the year.
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Heritage Matters “In Praise of Limestone” By Dr. Edward Harris, MBE JP
Master Mason Larry Mills (centre) with former quarrymen Fred Phillips and Robert Simmons holding one of the great saws that were essential to the cutting of Bermuda stone.
and other buildings, such as the fortifications. Had the volcano that forms the resting place for this limestone cap come and stayed above the surface of the sea, we would likely have built in timber, for basalts and other such harder rocks are difficult to work, nor does their incineration produce the vital quicklime for paints and mortars so essential to the Bermuda architectural idiom. Hurricanes love houses of wood and their destruction would have resulted in the loss of much of the portable cultural heritage that yet survives in our solid limestone homes. Indeed, it is more than fair to say that without limestone, Bermuda would simply not exist as what some would aptly like to advertise as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Western North Atlantic’. From the hard limestones of Dockyard to the softer rocks of the Lower Parishes, the island is indebted to the whim of Nature that produced the geology of the island, as it was found in 1505 and later settled in 1612: praise be to Bermuda limestone! The main quarry at the Vesey Nature Reserve is now the first heritage memorial to the fundamental Bermuda industry of stonecutting and the men who worked in that trade from 1612 into modern times.
Much of the surface of the Earth upon which we play out our lives is fortuitously comprised of rock, a generally hard material composed of minerals and other useful ingredients, such as diamonds. Perhaps one of the greatest writers of the last century, W. H. Auden, used one of the last for his ‘lavender marriage’ to a daughter of Thomas Mann (a German Jew of distinction), thus saving her from the death camps of the 1939–45 war. Auden was much taken with the karst countryside around York, England, where he grew to maturity, and his poem “In Praise of Limestone” is a paean to underlying structure of his homeland. He would perhaps have written the same were he to Bermuda born:
A postcard of the early twentieth century shows the popularity of stonecutting and quarries to visitors, most of who would have never seen such a fundamental and unchanging industry at first hand.
The blessed will not care what angle they are regarded from, Having nothing to hide. Dear, I know nothing of Either, but when I try to imagine a faultless love Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape. Jennifer Gray, Director of the Bermuda National Trust and Sharon Vesey, the donor of the eight-acre Vesey Nature Reserve which was named in honour of her Bermudian family.
Of the triplets of the air, sea and land in Bermuda the last is foremost and almost entirely limestone. This article is about a recent event that is in praise of the heritage of limestone, being the preservation of several quarries once used for the extraction of that extraordinary material from the earth for the benefit of Bermudians. At ‘Skroggins Hill’ in Southampton, by Evan’s Bay, and just off the Railway Trail, is to be found an eight-acre parcel of land that is now in the trusteeship of the Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society, thanks to an extraordinary gift by Bermudian Miss Sharon Vesey. Within the plot of land are the quarries, which are now major outdoor museums to generations of stonecutters; one quarry has sheer faces that rise some 25 feet off the ground, elevations which are as straight as a die, as cut by men of long ago. The quarries in the ‘Vesey Nature Reserve’ cannot be underestimated as a memorial to Bermuda’s limestone and allied industries, such as lime burning and the masonry trades. Without that limestone, it is unlikely that we would have the wonderful heritage of unique vernacular architecture that is our historic homes
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Edward James (1820 – 1877) Bermuda watercolour 18 ½ x 11 ¾ inches The Schooner Mary Baker, Captain R Thompson in the Gale of 23rd August 1793. 200 miles North West of Bermuda. Time 10 pm. Fireballs. Signed and dated lower left. Dramatically coloured. Very good condition. Price on Request During the last few years of his life James embarked on a series of lifelike paintings, sensational in appearance, depicting local spectacular events, be they fires, collisions, catastrophes, storms or shipwrecks. The entry in the Royal Gazette of Tuesday Sept 2nd 1873 tells of the schooner Mary Baker, Capt Thompson, from Boston bound to St Domingo, arriving at St Georges on Aug 28th with the loss of sails, spars, and damage to hull. She is expected to be made fit to sail again in a week.
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11 Cut-out sterling silver souvenir spoons showing popular Bermuda scenes – The Town of St. George’s, St. Peter’s Church, Tom Moore’s Tavern, a Donkey Cart, Parliament and General Post Office in Hamilton, as well as Hamilton’s skyline…
Do You Know … About Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoons – Part 2 with Horst Augustinovic
The majority of the Bermuda cut-out sterling silver souvenir spoons were made by Charles A Robbins Company in Attleboro, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 1892, and stopped making spoons in 1963. In addition to a variety of sterling souvenir spoons, they made sterling souvenir forks, ladles, knives, and letter openers. Another Attleboro company, Watson & Newell, made some similar spoons, but they mainly produced jewelry. At one point the area around Attleboro, Massachusetts, was know as the ‘Silver Capital of the United States’.
…the Wreck of the Sea Venture, Sir George Somers’ Monument, the Cathedral in Hamilton, Bermuda’s Crest and Sailboat…
…Easter Lilies, Palm Trees, Bananas and Coral were all popular themes.
Enameled Bermuda souvenir spoons were made by several companies, most being in Canada, the U.S. and England. The majority of Bermuda’s enameled spoons were made by four Canadian companies: Caron Brothers, C. Lamond Fils and Richard Hemsley in Montreal, and Breadnor in Hull, Quebec. These manufacturers made spoons with enamel on the handle and/or the bowl. With thanks to Jane Puzine and Heidi Augustinovic who are keeping the hobby of collecting Bermuda sterling silver souvenir spoons alive.
Angel Fish and Bermuda’s Dry Dock Crest were particularly popular on enameled spoons
The Chef’s Table Back to basic’s with Brendan J. Monts Northrock Restaurant
Northrock Restaurant on South Road is a hidden gem that one accidently stumbles upon and finds a very pleasent discovery indeed. With just enough enchantment to keep you engaged, the restaurant also offers just the right amount of attention to make you feel at home. At Northrock, an ideal combination of comfort food classics meet outstanding flavours and an unparalleled wine selection featuring seventy carefully selected bottles from around the world, will bring you back to indulge over and over again. Meet Chef Monts Brendan J. Monts is a small town guy who grew up on a farm in Ohio. He spent his childhood in the fields and was jarring his own food as far back as he can remember. Portuguese Stew Using a Cataplana, a broad domed dish made of copper, Chef Monts recreates traditonal Portuguese Stew. He explains that the sealed dome and curvature of the Cataplana cooks the ingredients evenly in a time sensitive manor. This dish has a kick but is not too spicy and features Clams, Mussels, Shrimp and Calamari while cooked in a tomato pepper broth base with chorizo. Traditionally a wine cork is cooked in the stew to bring out the flavours of the seafood . Chef Monts serves this dish with toasted sour dough bread for broth dipping pleasures. Pairing: Enjoy with a bottle/glass of Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2012
Gourmet Espetada Another traditional Portuguese dish that is usually made with large chunks of meat rubbed in garlic and salt, then skewed on a bay leaf stick and served with vegtables such as onions and bell peppers and left to grill over smouldering wood chips. Choose from Steak, Surf n Turf, Chicken, Vegetarian or S’MORES!!! The S’mores dish is mainly for kids but many adults order it too. It is a great representation of Chef Monts love for keeping families happy. It reminds him of home, and the simple life.
Pairing: Enjoy with a bottle/glass of Sanford Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2009 Panna Cotta A melt-in-your-mouth simple and light summer dessert featuring cream, milk and sugar infused with lemon grass, caramelized banana and pineapple. Pairing: Enjoy with a bottle/glass of Paul Jaboulet Aîné Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2010 Wine pairings courtesy of: Stefan F. Gitschner Available at Gosling’s Stores
West Indian Curry Imagine a phenomenal blend of mango, sweet potato, lime, cilantro, okra, cinnamon, coriander and ginger. Local fish is always used when available along with delicious shrimps and scallops. Coconut milk and a slight kick bring it together. Pairing: Enjoy with a bottle/glass of Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling 2010 NORTHROCK RESTAURANT 10 South Rd, Smiths | 441 236 6633 | northrockrestaurant.com
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It’s Lobster Season! Lobster Thermidor with The Lobster Pot (Celebrating 40 Years) It is officially Lobster Season in Bermuda! It is also The Lobster Pot’s 40th Anniversary this year. If you have never tried to cook your own lobster, take advantage of this special opportunity. Lobster Pot has shared their famous Lobster Thermidore recipe. Feel like putting your feet up and letting them do all the work? Call today and make a resrevation!
Complement your Lobster with a nice bottle of “Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Chardonnay. Russian River Ranches is a cuvée crafted from several estate vineyards, each contributing its own distinct personality. Pretty aromas of jasmine and rose petal give way to tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Medium-weight and clean with a wonderful acid backbone, the wine expands in the glass, offering up grapefruit, lemon, pear and kumquat with subtle vanilla bean and herbal mushroom. The lingering finish displays hints of minerality, along a surprising kiss of strawberry. A market basket of aromas and flavors.” Wine Pairing Courtesy of: April Gosling Naude Available at Gosling’s Stores
Who else is serving up Lobster this month? Black Horse Tavern St. David’s, 297 1991 Bonefish Royal Naval Dockyard, 234 5151 Cafe Amici Royal Naval Dockyard, 234 5009 Flanagan’s 69 Front St., Hamilton, 441 295 8299 Frog & Onion Royal Naval Dockyard, 234 2900 Ingredients 2 x 2-1/2 lb Spiny Lobsters (split in half and cooked) 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp chopped onion ½ tsp garlic
Henry VIII 69 South Rd., Southampton, 238 1977 2 tbsp flour 2 tbsp brandy ¾ cup milk ¼ cup heavy cream 1 cup sliced button mushrooms
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Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil and set aside. 2. Bring a pot of water containing the lemons to a boil. 3. Lay the live lobster on your work surface, back side down, exposing the underside of the crustacean. 4. Cut the lobster in half, lengthwise from head to tail. 5. Remove the stomach and the intestinal vein that runs between the tail and the stomach section. 6. Rinse the lobster halves under cold running water to ensure that the internal cavities are clean. 7. Place the lobsters into the boiling water and cook until shell is red and meat is firm and white. This will take approximately eight to ten minutes. 8. Transfer the lobsters to an ice bath to stop the cooking process. 9. When the lobsters are cool enough to handle, scoop out the meat and cut into one inch chunks. 10. Place the lobster meat in a bowl and lobster shells onto the prepared baking sheet. 11. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to combine. 12. Whisk constantly to make a light roux, approximately two minutes. 13. Add brandy and whisk for a further ten seconds. 14. Slowly add milk whisking until all ingredients are incorporated. 15. Add button mushrooms. 16. Bring to a boil and reduce heat immediately to low. Simmer until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. 17. Slowly add the cream, stirring constantly until all ingredients are incorporated. 18. Add the lobster meat to the sauce to combine, adding salt and pepper to taste. 19. Divide the mixture evenly between the four lobster halves and sprinkle each with the grated parmesan cheese. 20. Broil until golden brown approximately five minutes. Watch carefully to avoid burning. 21. Serve with your favourite vegetables and sides. Enjoy!
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