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Today's #CaribbeanQuestion: #Barbados or #Grenada?

Social media butterflies! Twitter has given us a new way to interact, Twitter Polls. Each day, I’ll post a new question with the hashtag #CaribbeanQuestion, and you can weigh in! You can also come here to answer. Each poll is open for just 24 hours.

Here’s today’s question - If you could visit either Grenada or Barbados, which one would it be?

You can also answer here: https://twitter.com/SocaMomDC/status/661200854989594625

Ask your own questions on Twitter using the hashtag, and I'll weigh in on your #CaribbeanQuestion too!

Still not sure? Check out their tourism board websites and our educational downloads.

Barbados

Barbados | icon Barbados downloads

Grenada

Grenada | icon Grenada downloads

See our guide to tourism board websites for more travel ideas! http://socamom.com/soca/en/de-gyal-dem/travel/41-the-caribbean/895-socamoms-caribbean-travel-guide-start-with-caribbean-tourism-authorities-to-plan-your-trip

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Author Profile: Eva Wilson  - Website

Eva the author of Anancy's Family Reunion, and the winner of the 2012 Black Weblog Awards for Best Parenting Blog and Best New Blog. Find her on Twitter at @socamomdc.

[VIDEO] Caribbean Christmas: Have You Heard of Sorrel Glazed Ham?

I don't even know how I found Greedy Girl Cooks, but now that I have I plan to be eating GOOD!

She's got plenty Caribbean Christmas favorites from black cake to macaroni pie to this sorrel glazed ham.  Check her work out her blog, Youtube, Google+, and Instagram.  You (and those you invite over for a meal) will be glad that you did.

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Author Profile: Eva Wilson  - Website

Eva the author of Anancy's Family Reunion, and the winner of the 2012 Black Weblog Awards for Best Parenting Blog and Best New Blog. Find her on Twitter at @socamomdc.

10 Caribbean Style Marinades from Mainstream Brands Found in Your Grocery Store

There are a lot of flavors that come from the Caribbean, but in mainstream supermarkets outside of the Caribbean, Jerk is the most popular one that brands attempt to reproduce and sell.  While some may give you the full flavor of home, and other just give you a hint, it is a nice, and often more convenient way to start introducing your family to the scents and tastes of the Caribbean. Continue reading to find out more about these Caribbean tastes found stateside.

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Author Profile: Eva Wilson  - Website

Eva the author of Anancy's Family Reunion, and the winner of the 2012 Black Weblog Awards for Best Parenting Blog and Best New Blog. Find her on Twitter at @socamomdc.

Don’t Wait for the Diagnosis: 12 Ways to Cook Healthier Caribbean Food at Home

I started eating ‘good’ Caribbean food from an early age and today it’s only natural that I promote our lavish culinary culture to a craving global audience. Curries and stews rich in coconut milk, the unique flavours from salted pork, beef and our beloved saltfish (salted cod) and the backbone of which is (the stuff your mom would say “put some meat on dem bones”) ... ground provisions or ‘food’ as it’s affectionately known in Jamaica.

I love my Caribbean food but it seems our relationship is somewhat of a one way street. Last Fall I was diagnosed with the early stages of type 2 diabetes. And if I honest about it, I’d have to admit that I saw it coming!

The signs were there.. my waist-line (and chubby cheeks) were sending me messages, but like a true Caribbean ‘man’, I was invincible – Diabetes, Heart, Blood Pressure... nah, not me! Maybe I was caught up in the ‘Yam” hype Mr Bolt created when he destroyed the 100m field at the Olympics.

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Author Profile: Chris De La Rosa  - Website

Chris De La Rosa is best known as the man behind CaribbeanPot.com, arguably the most popular online destination for Caribbean recipes with more than one million monthly visitors. His second book the Vibrant Caribbean Pot: Volume 2 is available now.

Caribbean Mom Chat: Sweet Hand (Part One) - Live Cooking Demonstration #CaribbeanMomChat

Join us for a LIVE cooking demonstration with a VERY special guest mom. Tune in at 9 PM EST on April 8 to find out who will be joining us!

RSVP to get a reminder when the show is starting. Ask the chef question on Twitter - Your co-hosts for this live event are Eva Greene Wilson (@socamomdc on Twitter) from SocaMom.com, AlysiaSimone (@alysiasimone on Twitter) from Rewind and Come Again, author/blogger Onika Pascal(@onikapascal on Twitter), and Nellie Acevedo (@bklynactivemama on Twitter)

INGREDIENT/TOOL LIST (you probably have most of these at home)

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tsp instant yeast
  • Vegetable oil and pan for frying (the deeper the oil the better)
  • Slotted spoon
  • Plate and paper towel

If you miss it, it will be available to watch at your leisure on YouTube.com. RSVP so that you don't miss the conversation on the Google+ event page (https://plus.google.com/events/cjl884mgmistmtiop2e3juvpeos), here, or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/384515171688948)

You can follow the conversation on Twitter at #caribbeanmomchat or #mamalime.

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Author Profile: Eva Wilson  - Website

Eva the author of Anancy's Family Reunion, and the winner of the 2012 Black Weblog Awards for Best Parenting Blog and Best New Blog. Find her on Twitter at @socamomdc.

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