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… MAKE GRILLED CASSAVA WITH LIME GARLIC JUICE January - March 2009 lime 11 … WATCH SAILING The fourth weekend of March is now etched into every racer's calendar as the time when the " Crown Jewel" of Caribbean yacht racing takes place. The International Rolex Regatta will be held on 27- 29 March at St Thomas Yacht Club on the US Virgin Islands and involves sailboats from the Caribbean, US and Europe. The courses are a high calibre mix of round- the- island distance races and windward/ leewards designed to test the sailors' skills and showcase the stunning shoreline. Reliable tradewinds ensure excellent sailing conditions. This year's day one morning course ends at Charlotte Amalie Harbour, giving the racers an opportunity to The secret to great cooking is to do the simple things really well, of course adding a twist to provide a unique Caribbean fl avour. Whether you live in the region or are visiting, here's a dish that's quick and easy – and sure to impress. YOU'LL NEED: Y 2lb cassava, boiled and drained Y 1/ 3 cup olive oil or vegetable oil Y 1tbs chopped garlic Y 2tbs fresh lime juice Y 2tbs chopped cilantro ( chadon beni) Y Remove the inner vein from the cassava. Cut the cassava into 2 inch lengths and place in a shallow baking dish Y Heat the oil in a small saucapan, add the garlic, lime, and salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sauté for a few minutes, without browning the garlic Y Add the cilantro, stir and pour the mixture over the cassava Y Preheat broiler or grill Y Place the cassava under broiler and broil until it is hot and the edges are browned. Serves 4- 6 HOW TO WHERE TO Health tip If, like most of us, you over-indulged over the festive season and are feeling a bit run- down, boost your immune and digestive systems by taking a probiotic multivitamin. Probiotics are the ' friendly' bacteria that are found naturally occurring in our digestive system and which play an important role in keeping us fi t, healthy and full of energy by supporting and strengthening our immune system. MULTIBIONTA is the fi rst clinically proven probiotic multivitamin. Each tablet provides a unique blend of 10 million probiotic cultures combined with the recommended daily allowance of 23 different vitamin and minerals. RECIPE TAKEN ( WITH PERMISSION) FROM ' MODERN CARIBBEAN CUISINE' © WENDY RAHAMUT ( TEXT) AND MICHAEL BONAPARTE ( PHOTOGRAPH). PUBLISHED BY MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS 2006. ( WWW. MACMILLAN- CARIBBEAN. COM) see St Thomas' beautiful and historic capital. Other events taking place during the season are the Culebra Regatta held in Puerto Rico's offshore island in the week prior to the Rolex Regatta. The week after DANIEL FORSTER/ ROLEX Urayo, owned by Gilberto E. Rivera of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, its way to the Spin Racing 2 title last spring Rolex is the BVI Spring Regatta on Tortola. There is also the Grenada Sailing Festival at the end of January, the St Maarten Heineken Regatta in early March and Antigua Sailing Week in April.

LIMELITE PARTY PLAN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CARNIVAL The offi cial start of carnival is just after New Year, and from then until the Masquerade there are competitions for the calypso singers, steel bands and the Carnival King and Queen ( the centrepiece mannequins of the bands, which can be 30 or more feet high). Trinidadian bands can be a mile long and as many as 5000 strong, with sections of several hundred all dressed to a theme. Festival season culminates in two days of non- stop parades, dancing and partying. If you weren't planning on being there, think again. And book your fl ights. It's not to be missed. Ywww. gotrinidadandtobago. com 24 lime January - March 2009 happening Our at- a- glance look at events near WHAT'S you this quarter... 25 JANUARY - 03 APRIL LL 30 JANUARY - 3 FEBRUARY LL LL23 - 24 FEBRUARY CARIBBEAN ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, BEEF ISLAND, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS More than 15 countries are expected to participate, bringing over 50 of the most skilled artisans in the region. The festival village in Trellis Bay will come alive with a vibrant mix of day and night musical entertainment, and the stage is set to hum with the best regional musicians. Ywww. caribbeanartisan. net 06- 11 MARCH FLOAT YOUR BOAT, GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL, PORT LOUIS This annual regatta blends ideal sailing grounds, a steady offshore breeze and colourful sails with the relaxed local atmosphere. Organised by the Grenada Yacht Club, it's a key event in the sporting calendar, offering a packed programme of races. Ywww. grenadasailingfestival. com HOWZAT? ENGLAND CRICKET TOUR TO WI England return to the Caribbean following their thrashing at the hands of the Stanford Superstars in the Twenty20 Super Series, held in Antigua back in November. In all, the teams will meet in four tests, fi ve one- dayers and a Twenty20 slog. The fi rst test starts in Jamaica on 4 February. Ywww. windiescricket. com 12 lime January - March 2009 ONNE VAN DER WAL PHOTOGRAPHY, INC.