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Rum Review: Grander 12 Year Old – Panama

It’s time to get back to reviewing rums that warm the heart and heal the soul. With rum’s burst in popularity, producers are rushing products to market in hopes of capitalizing on this growing industry. Trust us, we have bought …

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Rum Review: R.L. Seale’s 10 year Old

On the shelf sits a black bottle with a bronze seal, a crooked neck and what appears to be a molded hand wrapped around the neck. The bottle reads “Finest Barbados Rum.” It’s no secret how passionate we are about …

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Rum Review: Island Company Rum

Immediately, we could tell there was a new rum on the shelf. The white box with a baby blue X stood out among the bottles of light and dark rums. Under the big X was the slogan “Simply the Smoothest.” …

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Recipe of the Month: Not Just a Load of Old Rhubarb

May is a great time to enjoy the warm weather and outside entertaining. Also a great time to try fresh vegetable soups (lettuce or carrot), delicious crunchy salads using fennel, parsley, asparagus, and interesting dishes with mushrooms. Rhubarb is a …

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Hello Spring!

Seafood stew with chickpeas and spinach serving suggestion 1

In February I started a 100 mile walk from Greenville South Carolina to Charlotte in North Carolina to raise money for and in support of ‘Warrior Momz’ Kay Ledson. Kay is walking across America to raise awareness for Spinal Cord …

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Keep It Clean! Seaweed Wrap Recipes

Our food supply has changed dramatically over the last few years. Many of us now know the benefits of ‘Eating Clean’, having more energy and staying well! To get ‘clean’ it is important to read labels. Be aware that many …

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Selecting Coconut Rum: Does Cost Matter?

  What is going on in the world of rum? The number of flavored rums is rivaling that of flavored vodkas. Coconut rum is the most prevalent flavor on the shelves. Even small batch rum producers have their own take …

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Key West: Home to Three Rum Distilleries

Who would’ve have thought a four-mile island needed three rum distilleries? The people who wanted to operate distilleries in Key West, that’s who. They, also, apparently decided 9,000 island residents per distillery was about right to make the economics work, …

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Be My Caribbean Love

Dolphin View Gardens reflects the free spirit of owners Tony and Martha Watkins Gilkes. Behind the white picket fence there is a forest of palms, with large wrought iron arches covered in yellow Mandeville and other exotic vines; orchids are …

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Rum Review: Kaniché Perfección – Panama

While standing in the rum aisle contemplating reviewing a spice rum or a flavored rum, Terry saw store employee, Alex, approaching. Alex gave her a hug and kiss on the cheek and asks, “What do you want to review this …

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Charter Yacht Show Delights

  Hurricane Irma and her sister Maria tried to eliminate our BVI and St. Thomas Charter Yacht Shows, but even these two ‘Blow Hards’ were unable to diminish spirit of those valiant yacht crews, brokers, and show organizers, who knew that …

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How to Make Barbados Rum Punch

Terry’s Cooking Light magazine had an article entitled “The Golden Rum Ratio.” It talked about how Barbados, “the Caribbean birthplace of rum,” has a rum punch recipe that is as foolproof as it is versatile. What a great idea for …

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Wassail … It Must Be Christmas

Christmas is soon here, so let’s start celebrating. As we continue to recover from the devastating effects of the hurricanes, I am thinking of you and wish you all positive thoughts and the best to each and every one of …

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Farm to Table or Freezer to Table!

Freshly picked fruits and vegetables are exposed to a lot of light and different temperatures during their journey from farm to table via the grocery store and they lose some of their nutrition. Produce purchased at your local Farmer’s Market …

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Rum Review: Ron Cartavio Solera 12 Years

Our review process began like most – peruse the rum aisle trying to remember what we have already reviewed then schedule time on our boat to enjoy. This month we selected Ron Cartavio Solera 12 year from Peru since Clint …

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Rum Review: Brugal – Extra Viejo

Looking back at our recent sampling, we noticed we’ve spent a lot of time sampling rums from the southern Caribbean. It’s time to head back north to the Dominican Republic where it is said Christopher Columbus’ first companion to Hispaniola, …

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Caribbean Recipes: Alaskan Pan Seared Halibut

The Caledonia Room Restaurant located at the Valhalla Resort, a 27-room hotel inside the Innsbruck Golf Resort in Helen, Georgia had their grand opening in July. Dean Hill, the executive chef did an amazing job, serving many delicacies, such as the Alaskan Pan …

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Top Ten Caribbean Cocktails

Mamajuana … an aphrodisiac. Photo Nick Argires / Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

‘It’s Five O’clock Somewhere’ is a popular song title and statement that green lights imbibing an alcoholic beverage at any time of day. This is especially popular in the Caribbean where rum flows freely and every hour is a happy …

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