Behind The Butter

the secret is out

The other day, I alluded in my post that I was “traveling to a very far away land”. Well, it’s true! In about a week I’ll be headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands to attend the St. Croix Food & Wine Festival!

I was invited by the resort as part of the press, and will be writing about the festival and all of the yummy Caribbean food, ingredients and recipes that I come across. I’ve been to the Virgin Islands once before in high school and I’m beyond excited to go back…and share some of my experience with y’all!

I’m off to a conference at church all day. Hope you have a great Saturday!

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    Dee
    April 2, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Ahhh, that is so awesome! I am sure you’re going to have a blast!

    Happy Saturday to you too! πŸ™‚

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 2, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Woohoo! If you need a guest or assistant, you know, I MIGHT be available…. πŸ˜‰ Have a great time!

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      Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
      April 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

      If you need two assistants, I’m available too πŸ˜‰

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        Baking 'n' Books
        April 2, 2011 at 9:39 am

        I will fight you for it! No, no I play fair πŸ˜‰

        Holy crap-ola – I was GOING to say your so lucky and I’m jealous, but I HATE when people say that. So instead I’ll say way to go, you deserve it – and this is inspiration.

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    April 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Oh my golly…HOW COOL?! Have a blast, Jenna. Sunshine is in your future πŸ™‚

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    Evan Thomas
    April 2, 2011 at 8:21 am

    How awesome! Can’t wait to see what the chefs cook up.

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    Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    April 2, 2011 at 8:22 am

    and what an exciting opportunity, jjjj!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels
    April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    How exciting Jenna! Have a wonderful time. πŸ™‚

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    April 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    How awesome!!

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    Ruth
    April 2, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Woweeee! You better tell us all about it when you’re back. Can hardly wait!

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    cait
    April 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

    ohmygosh I can’t wait to hear all about your FABULOUS trip you lucky girl! enjoy the warm sunshine and yummy food!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    April 2, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Ahh..loads of great foods and fun. Can’t wait to read your recaps πŸ™‚

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    Mary
    April 2, 2011 at 8:59 am

    oh my gosh. I am from St. Croix!!! I was last down at Christmas & miss it so. Please let me know if you need any suggestions/people to show you around/anything at all! I am so excited for you & can’t WAIT to read all about it!! Have such an amazing time!

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    Kath
    April 2, 2011 at 9:04 am

    What a dream vacation!

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    April 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

    What an amazing experience and opportunity!!! So happy that we get to “share” it… can’t wait to hear more! πŸ™‚

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    Kamaile
    April 2, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Looking forward to reading your reviews.

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    Katie
    April 2, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Oh my God, AMAZING!!!

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    Amanda @ Martins at Six
    April 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Have an amazing time! I can’t wait to see the pictures and hear all about it!

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    Kamaile
    April 2, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Oh and I’ve made your lentil loaf recipe twice and the husband and I love it! Thanks for s great vegan recipe!!F

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    Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude
    April 2, 2011 at 9:14 am

    How cool is that!?! Fantastic! I wish I could go on a nice trip! That will be sooooooo cool!

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    emily
    April 2, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Oh so exciting! I grew up in the VI, it will be fun to see it through your eyes.

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    Holly @ The Runny Egg
    April 2, 2011 at 9:16 am

    How exciting!!!

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight
    April 2, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Lucky lady!! Oh man, what I’d do to travel to the Caribbean right now. Have a wonderful trip and I can’t wait to see photos!!

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    katie
    April 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Wow! How awesome and what a amazing trip that will be!! I bet the the food will be amazing too!! Im so excited to see those recaps!!!

    Have a blast!! xoxo

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    Julie (Food & Other Things)
    April 2, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I can’t wait to read all about your trip!

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    Mama Pea
    April 2, 2011 at 9:41 am

    So excited for you! Congrats!!! (take me with you…)

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    Christine (The Raw Project)
    April 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Wow, that’s wonderful! I hope you have a blast!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    April 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Wow, how exciting!! Congratulations!

    The conference at church sounds neat, too! I would love to hear about it!

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    Laura @FoodSnobSTL
    April 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I covet your life right now! What an amazing opportunity. We went to the British Virgin Islands last year. It is inexplicably goergeous down there. Can’t wait to see your pictures!

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    Amy
    April 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    How wonderful for you!! I’m excited to hear about it πŸ™‚

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    April 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    How exciting! That sounds like so much fun.

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    Jess (Sweet Potato)
    April 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Omg, thats amazing! I cant wait to real all about what you saw and ate! Have fun

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    April 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

    How awesome!!! Congratulations!!

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    Molly
    April 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    So jealous! Dexter better pack his bikini.

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      M
      April 2, 2011 at 10:45 am

      hee hee! Cute comment!

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        French Heart
        April 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm

        Haha….funny image…Dexter does seem to have fashion sense πŸ˜‰

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    Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily
    April 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I am sooo excited for you. That’s sounds like it’s going to be amazing.

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    nevernotdreaming
    April 2, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Congratulations – you deserve it.
    Is this all-paid for by them? Just curious if bloggers are obligated to say if sponsors pay or not (?).

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    M
    April 2, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Wow, I was really wrong when I guessed Italy πŸ˜‰

    I really hope you can take your beau along too….?? Actually,bet your mum would love to go too!!!

    Ah well, if not I guess Adam can just be a wee bit jealous of your tan upon return!

    Now THAT’S what I call having a pretty amazing job-let’s just say most of us don’t get those oppotunities, so I hope you have a beautiful and wonderful “work” trip ! πŸ˜‰

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    Elizabeth
    April 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

    OH MY GOSHHHH! That picture is unbelievable! Lucky girl πŸ™‚

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    Moni'sMeals
    April 2, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    are you kidding me! That is a DREAM come true! Looking forward to the posts to come. πŸ™‚

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    Kim
    April 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to see pics and hear about the great food. πŸ™‚

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    Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    April 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    A food festival in the Caribbean?!! It really couldn’t get much better than that. Savor every moment!

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    Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    April 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Ah, girl, you must be beyond ecstatic! That is so awesome. I could definitely use some sun and sand right about now. πŸ˜€

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    XLMIC
    April 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    How amazing it that? Sounds just super cool πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great time!

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    Urban Wife
    April 2, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Ugh! You lucky girl! I.am.jealous. Hope it’s so much fun, that you eats (and drink) tons of yummy food and maybe have time to relax. πŸ™‚

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 2, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Have an amazing trip! I love the Virgin Islands…and have great vacay memories of them.

    And Divi Resorts…there is a chain of Divi Resorts in Aruba and I have had friends who have stayed there and some of them are timeshares and have friends who own there, too. I know you’re gonna love it. I mean, free trip to the USVI, how could you not love it? πŸ™‚

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    You are going to have such a good time, my family and I went sailing in the British Virgin Islands over the holidays. It was so gorgeous and amazing I have never been anywhere like it before! πŸ™‚

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    Hannah (Culture Connoisseur)
    April 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    This sounds great….”come to our Caribbean island and eat food all day.” YES PLEASE! Isn’t it wonderful all the great places this blog has taken you? Truly a blessing!

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    Chelsea
    April 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    What an awesome opportunity! You are gonna have such an amazing time. I can’t wait to see your posts about it! πŸ˜€

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    Kristi
    April 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Jealous! I’m sure you will have an amazing time.

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    French Heart
    April 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    How fabulous!! Congrats on that great honor!! Look forward to the posts/vicarious adventure. My sister lived in the Caribbean & my son’s GF & her parents were just there for a month & had a tremendous time. What a fantastic time you’ll have!!

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    Alleigh
    April 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Jealous doesn’t begin to describe how I feel! That’s awesome…and you know we’re all expecting you to blog the nitty gritty details. Have fun!!

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    Nicole @ Fresh & Fit
    April 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Wow, what a great trip! I can’t wait to read about it and see some tropical pictures!

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    Cait's Plate
    April 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Oh my gosh I AM SO JEALOUS!!! That’s just going to be the most amazing experience. I can’t wait to live vicariously through your pictures!! πŸ™‚

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    Kelly
    April 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Oh awesome!!! You will have so much fun!!

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    Caitlin
    April 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Amazing! Congrats on a fantastic opportunity! I have a few food and wine festivals coming up, one being Taste of Vail in my hometown, but traveling is always a bit more exciting. Looking forward to great pics and posts!

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    Caitlin
    April 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Amazing! Looking forward to seeing you pics and post for this amazing event. What a great opportunity. Food and wine festivals are great, but adding a beach vacation to it sounds like a dream. Enjoy!

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    staceyhealthylife
    April 2, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    That’s amazing. I’m so jealous, enjoy it.

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    Vanessa
    April 3, 2011 at 4:10 am

    That is an amazing opportunity!!! Wish you needed an assistant!! I would gladly take a vaca from work to help πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie@MyThornsHaveRoses
    April 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I loved every second of my time in the Virgin Islands. Have fun! What an amazing experience you’ll have!

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    Jess@atasteofconfidence
    April 3, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Have a great time!

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 3, 2011 at 7:53 am

    Jenna, that is sooooo exciting. I am itching to get away…so if you don’t mind I will live vicariously through you for now πŸ˜‰
    Hope you had fun at your church conference yesterday and that your Sunday is relaxing and rejuvenating.
    amy*

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    Kelli H
    April 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    sooo incredibly jealous.

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    April 3, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Dang. Have an amazing trip!

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    Allie
    April 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    You go girl! That is a great accomplishment and sounds like a blast. I’ve been to St Thomas and had SO much fun. Such a gorgeous place. Can’t wait to read about it πŸ™‚

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    Kate
    April 3, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    You will love St. Croix! I went last year for work and it was amazing. Here are a few of my top restaurant picks – Eat@Cane Bay, The Pickled Greek, Lalita’s, Tutto Bene….ok, I could go on. Since I work for the National Park Service, I must make a plug for Christianstead National Historic Site and Buck Island. I can’t wait to read about all of your adventures!

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    Sonia (the Mexigarian)
    April 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Whooo! That place looks simply stunning and relaxing and your trip sounds amazing! Congrats! I can’t wait to read all about your trip. πŸ™‚

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