BC: The End
FC: The Bahamas
2: In the Bahamas, the climate is generally warm. In fact, they only have two seasons, summer and winter. Summers in the Bahamas are usually in the mid-80's while winters are in the mid 60's. The temperature has a big effect on the crops grown in the Bahamas. The temperatures make it hard to grow anything other that very warm weather crops. The Geography in the Bahamas is very bad for growing crops. Most of the land is either very rocky or very swampy.
3: Geography and Climate
4: Main Agricultural Products
5: The main agricultural products of the Bahamas are citrus fruits. Major products include pineapples, grapefruits, limes, and papaya.
6: Size | The Bahamas have an area of about 294,900 square miles
7: The main religion in the Bahamas is Christianity. The Main language in the Bahamas is English.
8: The Bahamas became an independent country in 1964. One common custom among the native people is basket weaving. Bahamian Goombay is the traditional Bahamian style of music.
10: During the holiday season, specifically December 26th to January 1st, the people of the Bahamas celebrate Junkanoo. Junkanoo is very similar to Mardi Gras and Carnival.
14: 2 med. conch, clean & remove skin small sweet pepper 1 small onion 1 stalk celery 1 egg 1 cup milk 2 T. tomato paste 1 t. baking powder 1-1/4 cups flour 1 t. hot sauce 1 t. salt Put conch, sweet pepper, onion & celery through a meat grinder. Add remaining ingredients to make a batter. Drop batter by tablespoon into hot oil and fry for approx. 10 min. or until golden. | Conch Fritters
16: 2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup oil 3 eggs 2 cup flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice, clove, nutmeg and cardamom 1 tsp salt 2 cup grated carrots 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup coconut, walnuts (pieces) 1/2 cup raisins or cranberries | Beat sugar, oil, and eggs together. Add dry ingredients fold in carrots, pineapple, coconuts, raisins or cranberries and vanilla. Bake in a greased and floured 13x9 inch pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour. When cooled frost with cream cheese frosting. | Bahama Mama Carrot Cake
19: Pigeons With Pineapple | 1/2 ripe pineapple 4 squabs (young pigeons) 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup pate 4 tablespoons brandy or rum if preferred salt, to taste pepper, to taste 1/2 cup pineapple juice Peel, slice and dice pineapple. Wash and dry squab. Into each body cavity put 1 tablespoon pate and a piece of pineapple. Close cavity and rub squabs with salt and pepper. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a heavy casserole and brown the squabs. Do not prick the skins. Flame with 1 tablespoon brandy or rum (heat, ignite and pour over squabs). Pour in the remaining butter, and roast squabs in 350 F oven uncovered, basting often, for about 45 minutes. While squabs are roasting, poach slices of pineapple in the rest of liquor for 10 minutes. Arrange slices on the squabs to serve.
20: 12 -15 large guavas 3 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder teaspoon salt cup sugar cup butter cup Crisco 2 eggs , separated 2 teaspoons vanilla | Peel and core guavas. Rub cores through sieve to obtain some of the pulp, and mix with cut up guavas. Add sugar to taste. Beat butter, Crisco with sugar, then beat in egg yokes. Sieve flour, baking powder and salt and fold into butter/egg mixture. Add vanilla. Divide dough in 3 balls. Refrigerate 1/2 hour until firm. Spread out each of the balls on a piece of foil; cover with Guava. Starting at one end, fold into roll. Cover with foil, place in baking bag and seal. Boil 1 hour in large pot with hot water. Slice and serve warn with Sauce.
21: Guava Duff
22: Stuffed Pawpaw | 1 green pawpaw (just streaked with yellow) 2 onions 2 cloves garlic 2 tomatoes 2 slices of ham or bacon 1 sweet pepper 1 hot pepper 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs 1 egg Salt | Wash pawpaw. Cut off end and scoop out seeds. Chop onions, garlic, pepper and tomatoes and stew for 20 minutes. Grill bacon and dice. Mix with breadcrumbs, egg and salt. Add to the vegetable stew on pack into pawpaw. Cover with foil and set in a pan with a cup of water to bake in a moderate oven for an hour. Skin should not be eaten.