Tuna Poke on Lindsay’s Last Day

On the night before Lindsay was scheduled to fly home we decided to celebrate with Tuna Poke (it’s pronounced Poké) and Rosé Veuve Clicquot. We first had Tuna Poke in Hawaii on a trip to Kauai with Linds and Sean and two of their friends. It was made with raw tuna, avocado and some fruit, cut into small pieces and served on crackers or tortilla chips. We couldn’t get ripe avocado or mango in Georgetown so we opted for diced clementines (small oranges, like mandarins). We marinated the tuna in soya sauce, sesame seeds and sesame oil for about an ½ an hour. We then added the diced clementines and green onions. While the poke was marinating, we put wonton wrappers into mini-muffin tins and baked them in the convection oven. When they had cooled, we spooned in the poke mixture. It was delicious (see photos)! We then presented Linds with a rare Panache hat and popped the champagne (given to us by our favourite captain friend) to celebrate our wonderful, 3-week Exuma sojourn (see the map of our travels with Lindsay below).

Early the next morning we rented a car in Georgetown to tour the island. We stopped at the airport to get Lindsay checked in and then headed north to the island’s two upmarket resorts. One is a Sandals and the other is Grand Isle. They are located next to each other at the north end of the island, about an hour’s drive from Georgetown (the roads are windy with lots of potholes). We had fish tacos for lunch, pool-side at the Palapa Grill at Grand Isle and washed it down with a couple of “Sands”. The Bahamas brew Sands and Kalik beer – both excellent lagers.

We said our goodbyes to Linds at the airport as she headed home to the snow and -20°C in Calgary, a 50°C change from the +30°C in the Exumas!

We had so much fun with Linds - it was just an excellent trip in every respect. We saw very cool places, did some great sailing, practiced seamanship and navigation, snorkeled the bays and dove the reefs. What’s not to like about doing that for 3 weeks! We can’t wait until her next trip, which is scheduled for late spring in Bora Bora next year.

We would really like to thank Linds for having such an uplifting attitude, being so interested in everything, keen to learn, willing to try new things, pitching in with cooking and baking (you can find her food blog here), and an all-round pleasure to have on board. In particular, we are indebted to her for getting this blog up and running.

Check out Lindsay's blog and website:

Food Blog: winefoodandfriends.net

Photography website (online gallery of photos): lindsaypowell.ca/photography

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4 Comments

  1. Glen on March 29, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Looking gorgeous, Lindsay! Trust you are all doing well — your tans and veuve clicquot say you are! Miss you here in rainy Vancouver! 🙂

    • pricepowell on April 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      We are all doing well and had a wonderful time with Lindsay. It is too bad she had to go back to work.

  2. Marilyn Bergen on April 1, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Greetings Gail and Price,
    So good to read your blog and see some of your photos. What a great way to be in touch. By now you must be very familiar with your boat and routine of cooking. It must feel great to only worry about that space. Every day is an adventure too.
    We just packed up our cross country skies for another year. The snow was great and we tended to skate ski most days.
    I just got back from a quilt retreat in Sorrento. It was amazing to be with such incredible quilters for a few days.
    Bob has been busy pruning. The trees are all done and the next task is blossom thinning.
    Bob’a mother died in March. She was almost 92. We are having a celebration of her life at the end of April.
    The boys are all well. In mid April we will head to Jordan River to see the house being moved on to their property. They have built a basement for the house to be placed on.
    Our middle son Gabe is getting married at our orchard September 2nd so we are busy getting our place spruced up. This week I am cleaning up the raspberries and garden beds. The temps are getting warmer so it is a delight to be outside.
    Enjoy and thanks for keeping in touch. Lindsay did a great job of setting up the blog.
    Cheers,
    Marilyn
    Enjoy and thanks for keeping in touch.
    Marilyn

    • pricepowell on April 1, 2017 at 1:52 pm

      Great to hear from you Marilyn. Pretty exciting to have a wedding in the orchard! I’m glad you like the blog. Now that the new website is up and running we will be posting again. Cheers, Gail

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