Friday, May 20, 2011

Oh What A Week SO Far............................

SOOOOO this week is full of excitement!!!

We have been diving everyday, a nurse shark was spotted, eagle rays have been seen under the dock, and we have a perfect night for a snorkel under the dock were we saw, lobsters, crabs, octopus three of them!!! and sting rays.....

We have had some guest enjoying some time on the flats with Glister and what a lovely time they had.......


                    The Children have been hanging out with babysitter Kaylisa for story and play time.
Watch our child friendly boat ride.

The big thing happening this week is the WEDDING of Matt and Kristen on Saturday the 21st of May!!!! 

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baked Macaroni and Cheese Pie...................

A lovely Bahamian dish!!


250g\8oz cooked macaroni
When macaroni is cool add
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped green and red pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
170g\6oz cheddar cheese grated
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans of evaporated milk
2 eggs
If you please you can add some hot sauce or chilli

Mix everything together. Place in baking pan, sprinkle with extra cheese on top.
Cook for 10 minutes or until hot in the middle and golden on top.

Enjoy with some fried chicken and salad

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Guest Tammy & Charles..................

A few words from Tammy and Charles, who were visiting Small Hope for some relaxation and snorkeling.....

We came to Small Hope with high expectations of the typical Bahamian vacation with beautiful turquoise waters and perfect weather so of course we were really pleased by what found. However after less than 5 minutes on the property our vacation become more than just our surroundings, Leyna and Aidan greeted us with the perfect welcome and instantly made us feel as if they were genuinely happy that we were here. Than Mel and Joe joined the welcoming and were also perfect hosts. Later we met Dennis, Antonio and Loren. Our diver masters along with Joe who took us to the most incredible snorkel spots for coral and fish and even a shark snorkel.
So for us what set Small Hope apart so dramatically are the people here?   From the personal service of all the staff, to the ladies who cleaned our room.
Renaldo the chef here prepared the most delicious meals every evening which was a special way to end each perfect day. By far surpassing all other Caribbean visits.

Charles and Tammy Shook

North Caroline

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lemon Meringue Pie..................

10 inch baked pie shell
2 cups sugar
½ cup cornstarch
2 cups water
4 egg yolks, slightly beaten (save the whites for meringue)
¼ cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 drops yellow food color, if desired
Meringue for 9-inch Pie

1.      Bake pie shell.
2.      Heat oven to 400°.
3.      Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan.
4.      Gradually stir in water.
5.      Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
6.      Boil and stir 1 minute.
7.      Gradually stir at least half the hot mixture into egg yolks.
8.      Blend into hot mixture in pan.
9.      Boil and stir 1 minute (2 minutes for 10-inch pie).
10.  Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon peel, lemon juice, and food color.
11.  Pour into baked pie shell.
12.  Heap meringue onto hot pie filling; spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust to prevent shrinking or weeping.
13.  Bake about 10 minutes or until a delicate brown.
14.  Cool away from draft.


4 egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon vanilla

1.      Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.
2.      Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy.  Do not under beat.
3.      Beat in vanilla.

Enjoy with some ice-cream or whipped cream or by itself

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jeff's Ladder

How did the site get its name? 

Well, that's an amusing tale… Jeff Birch took an early era dive boat to the site, and when the divers returned to the boat after the dive, they had a hard time getting back on board. Somebody had forgotten to put down the ladder!

This site consists of two large circular sand patches surrounded by corals, situated near a false wall. Jeff’s Ladder is a great site for divers completing their certification, as it has a nice sandy bottom for skill work. Navigation is particularly easy for divers, as both sand patches cover a large area, so it's pretty difficult to get lost here. Nurse sharks tend to hang out under the coral ledges, flamingo tongues live on the soft corals and blue tangs spot the reef in their quick moving shoals. 

 Watch a dive video from this site to see whats there............
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