Tag: Bahamas

Sheep Tongue Souse

It’s always a good day when you can cross something off your bucket list, and last Wednesday, I got to check off, “learn to make sheep tongue souse.”

Souse (rhymes with house) is essentially meat cooked in a clear broth, flavoured with onion, lime juice, all spice, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Though “souse” as a pickling/preservation method dates back to medieval times, the souse we know in the Bahamas and Caribbean originated during the era of slavery.

Recognize Any of These Marsh Harbour Folks?

Recently, I came across this picture while going through some old photographs from the Albury branch of my family tree. Thanks to my late cousin, Jack Albury, we know the photo was taken in Marsh Harbour and the subjects were part of a church group. My best guess is that it was taken during the 1920s.

Jack confirmed that #8 was Minnie Albury Collins, and another of our cousins, Phillip Sawyer, identified #4 as Florena Albury Sawyer (his mother) and provided first names for all of the other folks in the photo.

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