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Mount Gay Black Barrel

For over 30 years Mount Gay has sponsored sailing regattas around the world. Sailors proudly wear their Mount Gay Red Caps as symbols of participating in one of 150 hosted regattas each year. As the day of racing ends, the …

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A Touch of Magic

Mindful eating changes everything! Step into summer with the clarity of eating more consciously; to obtain better health and more energy. The photo below I took at the famous Langan’s Brasserie, Mayfair, London where I was invited to join one …

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Polish Delights

POLISH PANCAKES WITH SMOKED SALMON AND SALAD GREENS

  A trip to London in April and May gave me plenty of opportunity to try different restaurants and different nations’ recipes. First dinner out with members of the Hammersmith Rotary Club was at a Polish Restaurant. Below are three delicious …

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Grenada Rum: Take the Tour

Grenada Rum

Rum is as diverse as the methods used in making it and the islands it comes from; white, gold, light, dark, over-proofed, aged, spiced, flavoured or blended, it is the most varied of distilled spirits. On the small island of …

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In Praise of the Toaster Oven

Jeff and Sandy Hamel are owner/operators of the 46ft Charter Catamaran Magic Inspiration, which has recently ‘joined’ the quirky community of Water Island. Sandy leads Yoga classes on selected mornings at Honeymoon Beach and has shared some easy recipes that …

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Plantation Trinidad Vs. Barbados

    In January 2016, we selected a rum from Plantation’s Old Reserve Collection, in which each rum hails from a different Caribbean Island. We “traveled” to the island of Barbados, where the sugar cane produced a rum layered with …

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That’s What Friends Are For!

  Recently I spent a weekend in Ft. Lauderdale with my favorite family and fortunately for me, they love to cook. Not only did I enjoy scrumptious meals, they also shared these delicious recipes. KALE SALAD WITH GRAPES, PROSCUITTO AND PINENUTS …

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Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

Clément – Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles

“Employee Recommended,” read the starburst on the shelf in front of Clément Select Barrel Rhum Agricoles from Martinique. Years ago, we were given a bottle of Clément X.O. which Terry secretly hid for herself because she enjoyed it so much. …

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Say Cheese!

  ROASTED CARROT AND BRIE SOUP Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 70 minutes. Serves: 4 2lb (1 kg) carrots, cut in 1-inch (2.5cm) pieces 1 large sweet onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices and separated 1/2 head garlic, cloves peeled …

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Ten Top Caribbean Seafood Dishes

Caribbean Seafood Dishes

Search out schnitzel in Austria, foie gras in France and mole-sauced meats in Mexico. In the Caribbean, it’s conch and other seafood dishes that are a must as menu selections. Here are the favorite ten top Caribbean Seafood Dishes to …

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Review: 12-Year Old El Dorado Rum from Guyana

El Dorado Rum

                The beautiful red box with a square-rigger on the front drew our attention. El Dorado Rum is a 12-year old rum from Guyana on South America’s coast. Not having much information about the …

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New Year’s Resolution Recipes

New Year's resolution recipes

The holidays are over and now it’s time to bring out our New Year’s resolution recipes to help you start out in the right direction . Hopefully your resolutions include eating healthy. No need to cut your favorite ‘not so healthy’ …

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Is Ron Zacapa Truly the Benchmark?

We were introduced to sipping rums by Clint’s best friend Jim Brazil many years ago. Back then, one rum tasted like the other.  Vanilla, molasses and some with spices we couldn’t quite identify. Then Jim pulled out the pinnacle of …

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The Dish: Festive Fun From France

SHRIMP COCKTAIL – Shrimp with a cognac cocktail sauce on crispy lettuce salad with lemon and Melba toast

Lyon, France, is described as the ‘world capital of gastronomy’. In October, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Creative Travel of Belmont NC, to join them on the latest new-build to Uniworld’s boutique riverboat fleet, the 443ft S.S. …

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Kaniché XO – Barbados

One day we got a strange text message. “We’re having a rum tasting this week. What would you recommend?” We couldn’t type fast enough. After giving him a list of our favorites he texts back, “Have you ever had Kaniché?” Honestly, …

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The Dish: It’s Thanksgiving Time Again

Families and friends gather and turkeys are prepared and cooked. But what is served with the turkey is important – side dishes that will impress and taste delicious!   SPICY KALE SALAD Prep time: 10 minutes. Serves: 4 20 large …

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