ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada‚ÄďTrevor and Jennifer Ward travelled to Grenada in search of exotic spices. The Vancouver couple had read about the thick stands of nutmeg trees that scent the tropical air and were eager to bring back cocoa, cloves and vanilla, which also flourish on the island.
"My mum used a lot of nutmeg, and I use it myself in savoury dishes, such as macaroni and cheese, so the smell always reminds me of home," said Jennifer.
But when the Wards, who are former Toronto residents, stepped ashore in St. George's in January, they discovered the mountainous, jungle-canopied island is still struggling to rebuild, replant and reclaim its title as the Caribbean's Isle of Spice after being hit by two major hurricanes.
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