For the last year, we have not been able to stock the very popular Taino Soapworks products. But now the company has been taken over and the new owner is once again providing us with these fragrant bath essentials. Choose between Rainforest, Cucumber and Aloe, Coconut, Ocean Rain and many other delightful scents.
The Gift shop now has a fabulous selection of Stonewall Kitchens products. Their mango chutney is delicioso and the tropical snack mix is a tempting treat. We even have Maine Blueberry jam for all the New Englanders. Not to speak of the Chocolate Caramel Sea salt sauce, which turns ice cream into a gourmet dessert. Or try it by the spoonful when you need a quick hit of yummyness! (Careful it’s addictive!)
Linda Vail, former board member and chef extraordinaire has developed some great recipes for divine appetizers using SWK products.
Here is her Curried deviled egg recipe:
Curried Deviled Eggs with Stonewall Kitchens Mango Chutney
6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl
¼ cup mayonnaise
1-teaspoon curry power
½ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
Stonewall Kitchens Mango Chutney
Arrange egg white halves on plate. Place a small dab of chutney in each half.
Mix mayonnaise curry power, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper with egg yolks until well combined. Place yolk mixture in a pastry tube with a large fluted tip and pipe into egg white shells.
Tip! You can place yolk in a sealed plastic bag, cut off one corner and pipe right from the bag. Great for picnics, etc.
The Gift Shop and Information Center at the VCHT is open during regular museum hours:Tuesday thru Sunday, 11am to 4 pm In the winter it is open every day from 10 am -5 pm Telephone 787-741-8850
All net revenues from the Gift Shop are used to fund projects at the VCHT.
The Gift Shop and Information Center is a great place to find local items and artisan objects produced on Vieques and Puerto Rico: Beautiful decorative masks from Ponce and Loisa; sweeet Vieques made honey and hot sauces: glass sculptures by artist Sandra Reyes; sea inspired ceramic pieces by Vieques resident Lulu Atkin; fragrant handmade soap from Vieques and Puerto Rico; interesting spices from Vieques; traditional Santos (carved saints from the best of Puerto Rico’s renowned carvers) and much more.
The Trust specializes in environmental products like brightly colored re-usable shopping bags and water bottles, environmentally friendly bug spray and suntan lotion and recycled glass jewelry.
With the best book selection in Vieques, the Trust focuses on local history, natural history, birds and gardening books — in English and Spanish. We have identification cards for local fish and shells. Children’s books, jigsaw puzzles and environmental toys make great gifts for young people. Haitian metal-ware magnets and ornaments are bright reminders of a trip to the tropics while directly supporting the recovery of the Haitian economy. Post cards and notecards from local artists are constantly changing.
Unique gifts and one of a kind art objects are yours to discover.
The Trust encourages local artisans to display their work in the Gift Shop.
The Gift Shop and Information Centre volunteers are trained to help visitors find the way to beaches, restaurants and activities that make your visit a success. And you can sign up here for all the Trust events from house tours to the Vieques Pops event.
Because all our staff work on a volunteer basis, the revenues from your purchases go directly to fund our critically acclaimed programs and environmental conservation efforts.
The Trust encourages visitors and residents to volunteer in the Gift Shop. It’s a great way to get involved.
For more information, contact our office at 787-741-8850.
The Gift Shop and Information center was set up by one of our founders, Marian Littleford.
Flora and Fauna of Vieques
|Written by Barbara Hyland|
|Friday, 23 January 2009 10:07|
New Edition in the Gift Shop Now
The second edition of Common Coasta Flora and Fauna of Vieques is now available in the Gift Shop of the VCHT.
This book was first written by Rosemarie Boyle, with a Spanish translation by Oscar Diaz, with the help of funding from NOAA and the VCHT.
The second edition is edited by Catherine Airey, a biologist who volunteered her time to the VCHT.
The price is $18.
To order the book, please visit the Gift Shop or send an email to email@example.com