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EZC Invites Public to View Proposed Plans for Savanne and Downstreet

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC) is inviting the residents of Savanne, Downstreet and the public to view and select from…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Beach Advisory for December 5-9

The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) announces that the Beach Water Quality Monitoring Program, which evaluates weekly water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the territory by sampling for enterococci bacteria and turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity, advises the public of the following:

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2016-12-10 02:42:40
Boat Parade to Kick Off Crucian Christmas Carnival

St. Croix's month of Christmas festivities gets going this weekend with the annual boat parade in Christiansted harbor, followed by Crucian Christmas Carnival competitions, fairs and tramps.

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2016-12-09 00:15:53
Zika Educational Session Held for Tourism Industry

Partners from the territory’s tourism industry learned about keeping visitors safe and informed amidst the ongoing Zika virus outbreak during a seminar at UVI on St. Thomas on Thursday.

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2016-12-09 00:13:24
Food and Wine — St. Thomas
FOR MAKING BREAD, A PLASTIC BAG IS ALL YOU KNEAD

May 12, 2002 - There's no need for a large kitchen counter to knead homemade bread dough. Just try this bread-in-a-bag recipe.
Seafarers can be inventive, and my friend Sue is a good example. Counter space is at a premium in the galley of the Morgan 32 sailboat she calls home. Spurred by her love of homemade bread, she devised this nifty way to knead the dough: She just places the ingredients in a heavy plastic bag with a zip-lock top and mixes them together much as one would play with an unfrozen gel pack. It's quick, it's easy and there's no cleaning up afterward!
Taking Sue's idea one step further, I've pared down the start-up time by pre-measuring the dry ingredients and storing the pre-filled bags away. Then, when the kids are ready for fresh bread, I just grab a bag, add the liquids and have a hearty hot loaf in little more than an hour.
Variations in the basic bread recipe below are endless. You can add savory seasonings such as parsley, chopped onion and garlic, or sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, and dried fruits such as raisins. Experiment and come up with your own favorite.
Bread-in-a-Bag
1 (gallon-size) heavy-duty plastic bag with a zip-lock top
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package rapid-rise yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup whole-wheat flour
Into the plastic bag put 1 cup of the all-purpose flour and the yeast, sugar, nonfat dry milk and salt. Close the bag and shake the ingredients. Pour water and oil into the bag. Close tightly, pressing out as much of the air as you can. Knead the bag for 3 to 5 minutes. Open the bag, add remainder of the all-purpose flour and whole-wheat flour. Close the bag and continue to knead until the mixture pulls away from the side of the bag.
Set aside and let dough rise for 10 to 15 minutes. Take dough out of the plastic bag; roll into a loaf shape and place on a greased baking sheet. Let rise for 20 to 30 minutes. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Makes 1 loaf, or 18 slices. Per slice: 140 calories, 2 gms fat (13 percent fat calories), no mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium.

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