Some Healthy Food Fun:    The Wanderlust Food Diaries (of a chronic daydreamer)

Barefoot on the Bayhouse Villa
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

On the Menu The Ultimate "Barefoot on the Beach" Caribbean Picnic Spread
Music "Barefoot on the Beach", sung by Michael Franks
Video A Sneak Peak Inside and Outside the Bayhouse Villa

"My Captiva Island bungalow's perfect for two.
No attire is required....just a toothbrush dear, cause here we don't wear much"

    --Michael Franks (from the song "Barefoot on the Beach")


When I was last in the British Virgin Islands, loving the breeze, and hiking through Virgin Gorda, south of Spanish Town, I got a glimpse of Bayhouse Villa, designed by my favorite Caribbean Architects, OBMI International, I gave a gasp and pleasant sigh, amazed at how the home was so "handsomely situated".

And, perfectly designed as well......contemporary and modern, but a still feel of "Quaint Caribbean Cozy", nicely appointed, but not gaudy or opulent. Right up in my zone. My mind went into overdrive imagining preparing the ultimate beach picnic for a lovely lady...the beach, the breeze, the food, the sun..........HEAVEN!!!


The Ultimate "Barefoot on the Beach" Caribbean Picnic Spread


                                   Jerk Wings/Jerk Chicken,  for recipe, click here                                                                                                  Caribbean Style Rice and Peas,   for recipe, click here


Mango and Cucumber Salsa,  for recipe, click here                                         Flourless/Sugarless Banana Mango Rum Cake,   for recipe, click here


Lovely Lady Barefoot on the Beach...No Recipe Required  :)                                                                                                                            Tropical Rum Punch, for recipe click here



As I keep telling my friends, my intention is to move to Virgin Gorda, although way at the other end of the island at the Oil Nut Bay Development.

A philosopher named Edward Carpenter once said, when analyzing the human mind and the interconnectivity of things, that "The house on the hill and the house in the mind  are not necessarily two different things". When I got that first glimpse of Bayhouse Villa, his point finally made sense :)

~stay healthy~


"Sail Forth. Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." --Walt Whitman

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