Join twowildtides on the country challenge. Each week, we’re going to be heading to a new country (in spirit). Primarily, we’ll be cooking a meal from each country; but we’ll also be watching travel documentaries, reading travel blogs, and listening to music. During the global pandemic, travel is largely inaccessible. We want to reignite our wanderlust, satisfy our travel bug as much as we can, and learn some new things along the way. I have a feeling our bucket list will have a number of items added to it through this experience as well. We created a simple alphabetical spreadsheet with all the countries of the world, and each week we will draw a random number that corresponds with a country on the spreadsheet.
This week, we’re headed to the sunny south: the island nation of Grenada. This country is known as the Island of Spice and is one of the world’s main exporters of nutmeg. Aside from amazing spices and by extension, delicious food, Grenada is known for white sandy beaches, exotic marine life, and vibrant locals. Grenada (pronounced Gren-AID-ah) would be a wonderful destination for an all-inclusive resort-style vacation or a local experience. This article dives into everything Grenada has to offer:
The national dish of Grenada is a stew called Oil Down, however, breadfruit is the main ingredient and as I learned early on in my country challenge, we can’t get breadfruit in Northern Alberta. The stars somewhat aligned for me to land on this week’s dish– I’ve been enrolled in the Whelan Wellness virtual wellness program for the past few weeks (and loving it) and this week was our cooking class by Alder Cottage. We were going to learn to make ice cream! Well, while I was researching Grenadian cuisine, I learned that one of their most well-known dishes is made with their most well-known spice… Nutmeg Ice Cream. The Alder Cottage was teaching us to make the ice cream and left flavour up to us so I put two and two together and here we are! I made Grenadian Nutmeg Ice Cream and it was spectacular.
I don’t have a recipe to share with you this week because I followed Alder Cottage’s virtual cooking class, but you could easily make this from any online recipe. Grenadian Nutmeg Ice Cream is featured in blogs by TasteAtlas, Carnival Cruiselines, A Taste for Travel, and Grenada Explorer.
My Nutmeg Ice Cream turned out really well. The consistency was perfect and the flavour was unlike anything I’ve tasted before. I loved contrast of the spicy nutmeg in the sweet cream. It was perfect on this sunny summer day after a long hike. We would absolutely make this again and I think it’s my new favorite ice cream flavour!
While we ate, we watched this travel vlog:
See you next week! (Hint: we get to stick around the Caribbean!)